This research program started in 2012 and was terminated in 2022.
Investigators: Drs Simon Gadbois1, Sherry Stewart1, Pablo Romero1
PhD (IDPHD) student: Laura Kiiroja1 (Gadbois lab)
1: Dalhousie University, Halifax
Investigators: Drs Simon Gadbois and Miriam Gordon
Masters student: Amy Byers (Harrington)
Elizabeth Cummings (paediatric endocrinologist at the IWK), Elizabeth McLaughlin (paediatric health psychologist at the IWK) and myself are involved in a research program for Hypoglycaemia Detection Canines for youth with Type I diabetes. Catherine Reeve, was the graduate student associated with this project.
Investigators: Drs Simon Gadbois1, Elizabeth Cummings13, Elizabeth McLaughlin3
Research collaborator, former PhD student (Gadbois lab): Dr. Catherine Reeve12
1: Dalhousie University, Halifax 2: Queen’s University, Belfast, 3: IWK Health Centre, Halifax
Reeve, C., Cummings, E., McLaughlin, E.,Smith, S., Gadbois, S. (2020). An idiographic investigation of diabetic alert dogs’ ability to learn from a small sample set. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 44, 37–43; doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjd.2019.04.020
Gadbois, S, & Reeve, C. (2016). The semiotic canine: scent processing dogs as research assistants in biomedical and environmental research. Dog Behaviour, 2, 26–32. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4454/db.v2i3.43
Reeve, C., Wentzell, P., Wielens, B., Jones, C., Stehouwer, K., & Gadbois, S. (2018). Assessing individual performance and maintaining breath sample integrity in biomedical detection dogs.Behavioural Processes, 155, 8–18; doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2017.08.008
Undergraduate students involved (Gadbois lab): https://simon.gadbois.org/team.html
Other biomedical contributions:
Koivusalo, M., Vermeiren, C., Yuen, J., Reeve, C., Gadbois, S., & Katz, K. (2017). Canine scent detection as a tool to distinguish methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from other Staphylococci. Journal of Hospital Infection, 96, 93–96.
For further information, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Gadbois at firstname.lastname@example.org