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Dr. Cindy Adams
Dr. Cindy Adams is a professor who directs the Clinical Communication Program in UCalgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and teaches in all three years of Clinical Communication Program/Professional Skills. She has focused her career on developing communication curricula in veterinary education and practice. Research interests include communication skills teaching, learning and assessment, and practice based implications in small and large animal contexts.
Additional research interests include human animal interactions, animal, child, social welfare, population health and well-being, epidemiology, relational co-ordination and more.
Cindy is also a member of the O'Brien Institute for Public Health in the Cumming School of Medicine.
- Kurtz S, Adams CL, Essential education in communication and cultural skills for global public health in an evolving world. OIE Scientific and technical reviews, 2009.
- Taylor M, Adams CL, Ellis A. Gatekeepers of health: a qualitative assessment of the perspective, practices and barriers to enteric illness prevention and management in childcare centers. BMC- Public Health, 2008.
- Adams CL, Frankel RM. It may be a dog’s life but the relationship with her owners is also key to her health and well-being: communication in veterinary medicine. Veterinary Clinics of North America-Small Animal Practice, 2007.
- Adams CL, Nestel D, Wolf P. Reflection: a critical proficiency essential to the effective development of a high competence in communication. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2006.
- Adams CL, Kurtz SM. Building on existing models from medicine to develop a communication curriculum in veterinary medicine. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2006.
- Adams CL, Ladner L. Implementation of a simulated client program: Bridging the gap between theory and practice. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2004.