Announcements

  • HG Kelly Visiting Lectureship: Sept 22
    Published Wed Aug 27th 2014

  • Chris Simpson ready to tackle complex health-care issues
    Published Thu Aug 21st 2014

    Chris Simpson will take over leadership of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) on Aug. 20 after serving as president-elect for the past year. In addition to his advocacy Dr. Simpson is a professor and chief of cardiology at Queen’s and the medical director of the cardiac program at Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu. Dr. Simpson recently spoke about the CMA presidency in an email exchange with&nb...

  • ePre-Health at Queen's University
    Published Tue Aug 12th 2014

    ePre-Health is a fully online Bachelor of Science degree program (BSc or BScH) soon to be offered by Queen's University for students seeking a foundational education that prepares them to apply to a variety of healthcare professional programs. Courses can be completed at your own pace, from anywhere around the world, as long as you have an Internet connection.

    For more information about this exciting...

  • Dr. Jennifer M. Medves reappointed Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director, School of Nursing
    Published Thu Jun 26th 2014

    Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison is pleased to announce that Jennifer Medves has been reappointed as Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director of the School of Nursing for a second five-year term from July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2019.

    Dr. Medves began her career in England as a certified midwife and registered nurse while serving as an officer in the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Cor...

  • Dr. Lois E. Shepherd appointed Interim Head, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
    Published Thu Jun 26th 2014

    Lois Shepherd has been appointed Interim Head of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care for a one-year term from July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2015. These appointments are announced by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen's, and Sherri McCullough, Tom Buchanan and Glen Wood, Chairs of the Boar...

  • John F. Rudan reappointed Head, Department of Surgery
    Published Thu Jun 26th 2014

    John Rudan has been reappointed as Head of Surgery at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care Centre for a second five-year term from July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2019. These reappointments are announced by, Alan Harrison, Provost of Queen's University; Sherri McCullough, Tom Buchanan and Glen Wood, Chairs of the Boards of Directors for Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingsto...

  • Award-winning prof values student involvement
    Published Tue Jun 24th 2014

    By Mark Kerr, Senior Communications Officer

    Catherine Donnelly (OT’95, PhD’13), the first female recipient of the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching in 15 years, refers to a Chinese proverb to summarize her teaching philosophy: “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.”

    “The quotation embodies my deep value...

  • 2013 Sinclair Lecture: Dr. Samir Sinha
    Published Mon Jun 23rd 2014

    CHSPR is pleased to announce the details of this year's Sinclair Lecture: 

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 4:30 PM
    Grant Hall, Queen's University
    Refreshments Available @ 3:30 PM

    Canada's Coming of Age: How Ready Are We to
    Meet the Needs of Our Aging Population?

    Dr. Samir K. Sinha, MD...

  • $15 million to boost cancer trials collaboration
    Published Fri May 30th 2014

    The NCIC Clinical Trials Group (CTG) at Queen’s University has been awarded $15 million in funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health through the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) to strengthen its work leading major cancer clinical trials in Canada. The funding allows the NCIC CTG to increase its collaborations with the U.S. NCI and its National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN).

    This funding...

  • Mental Health Week: Dr. Heather Stuart talks about mental illness and stigma
    Published Thu May 8th 2014

    Dr. Heather Stuart, Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair, gave a presentation to the Ottawa branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association on May 7, 2014 in honour of Mental Health Week.

    For more information, please see: Stigma around mental ...

  • Queen's experts to help millions of chronic pain suffers
    Published Fri Apr 25th 2014

    Queen’s is collaborating with the University Health Network (UHN) on a province-wide initiative to provide better care for 2.7 million Ontarians living with chronic pain. Full story at: http://www.queensu.ca/news/articles/queens-experts-help-millions-chronic-pain-suffers

  • New Division of Dermatology launched
    Published Wed Apr 16th 2014

    The shortage of dermatologists in the local area is about to end. Today the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University is launching a new academic Division of Dermatology. The clinics will be based at Hotel Dieu Hospital and the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario.

    “Canadian Dermatology Workforce Survey documents indicate that the clinical needs of an area with the population of Southeaste...

  • Researcher finds gaps in care for high-risk cancer patients
    Published Mon Apr 14th 2014

    Christopher Booth (Queen’s Department of Oncology and Kingston General Hospital) has found that chemotherapy before or after surgery for high-risk bladder cancer is not commonly used in routine clinical practice despite the fact that it is shown to improve long-term survival by five per cent. He is now using those findings to better understand the barriers to using chemotherapy, with the goal of implementing a pl...

  • Queen's earns four new Canada Research Chairs
    Published Wed Apr 2nd 2014

    Four Queen’s University professors have been named new Canada Research Chairs and one professor’s current chair position is being renewed. The five chairs are Canadian leaders in their respective research fields.

    Developed in 2000, each year the CRC program invests up to $265 million to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds. Queen’s will receive $200,0...

  • The Vision of CIMVHR:
    Published Wed Apr 2nd 2014

    The health and well-being of Canadian military personnel, veterans and their families is maximized through world-class  research resulting in evidence-informed practices and programs.

    Mission
    To optimize the health and well-being of Canadian military personnel, veterans  and their families by harnessing and mobilizing the national capacity for high-impact research, knowledg...

  • Faculty Survey on Acommodating Students with Mental Health Disabilities.
    Published Wed Mar 26th 2014

    This is an open invitation to Faculty:
     
    I am writing to invite you to participate in a research study dealing with providing academic accommodations for students with mental health problems/disabilities.  This study is being carried out jointly by Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Mike Condra, Director of Health, Counselling and Disability Services...

  • Queen's Nursing showcasing state-of-the-art simulation equipment
    Published Wed Mar 19th 2014

    Queen’s School of Nursing is organizing a conference in Toronto to showcase the new clinical simulation equipment that 13 Ontario nursing programs have purchased following a $5.8 million investment from the Ontario government’s Productivity and Innovation Fund (PIF).

    “Blue Sky: Innovations in Patient Safety and Teaching and Learning” is running March 24 and 25 and will focus on enhanc...

  • Creating Strategic Change in Canadian Healthcare
    Published Fri Mar 7th 2014

    Presented by Queen's University, Creating Strategic Change in Canadian Healthcare is the second in a series of three focused annual conferences aimed at transformational change in Canadian healthcare. 

    Approximately 150 senior-level participants, the conference draws together healthcare, government, academe and business. Engage with international perspectives on change; thematic panels (Pharmacare, H...

  • "Cold-hearted" protein protects saltwater fish from freezing
    Published Thu Feb 20th 2014

    A team of researchers at Queen’s University led by Peter Davies (Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences) has uncovered a unique protein in winter flounder called Maxi, which prevents the fish from f...

  • Blouin to receive national award from AFMC
    Published Thu Jan 30th 2014

    Danielle Blouin (Emergency Medicine) has been announced as the 2014 recipient of The Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development in Canada from the Association of Faculties of Medicine Canada (AFMC). Dr. Blouin will receive the award at the 2014 Canadian Conference on Medical Education (Ottawa, Ontario), April 26 - 29.

  • Blouin to receive national award from AFMC
    Published Wed Jan 29th 2014

    Danielle Blouin (Emergency Medicine) has been announced as the 2014 recipient of The Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development in Canada from the Association of Faculties of Medicine Canada (AFMC). Dr. Blouin will receive the award at the 2014 Canadian Conference on Medical Education (Ottawa, Ontario), April 26 - 29.

  • Margaret Angus Research Fellowship 2014
    Published Tue Jan 21st 2014

    The Museum of Health Care will accept proposals for a resident 16-week summer research fellowship (May-September), which will investigate a topic relevant to the history of health and health care (any discipline) utilizing the Museum's collections, reference materials, exhibits, and/or educational programs.

    The Fellow will work on-site to produce a manuscript that will become part of the Museum’s colle...

  • New workplace mental health program certified by the Faculty of Health Sciences to be delivered at Bell Canada
    Published Fri Jan 17th 2014

    Workplace mental health received a boost today with the announcement of a progressive new training program designed to support employees. Developed by Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Morneau Shepell, Canada’s largest human resource...

  • CPD Spring 2014 Program Schedule
    Published Thu Dec 19th 2013

    The Office of Continuing Professional Development is pleased to offer our lineup of Spring 2014 programs including:

    General Internal Medicine – Wednesday, February 26th 
    Metamorphosis – Thursday, March 27th
    Wound Care Clinic Day  Monday, March 31st
  • Queen's Nursing leading $5.8 million province-wide initiative
    Published Fri Dec 13th 2013

    A School of Nursing-led partnership to substantially advance nursing education has received a $5.8 million grant from the Government of Ontario’s Productivity and Innovation Fund. Thirteen of Ontario’s university nursing programs, in colla...

  • New scientific director focuses on improvement in health care for seniors
    Published Thu Dec 12th 2013

    With a growing population of elderly people in Canada, advances in medical care and technology are critical for the care of the seriously ill, frail elderly. John Muscedere (School of Medicine) is the new scientific director of TVN (Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network), whose mission is to fill unmet research needs for that segment of the population.

    Archer's mitochondrial research offers new targets to fight serious diseases
    Published Thu Dec 5th 2013

    Department of Medicine Chair, Stephen Archer’s research has revealed that in serious human diseases (such as pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, cardiac arrest and neurologic disease) the cell’s power source, known as mitochondria, displays an abnormal structure. Post-Doctoral Opportunity

    Published Wed Dec 4th 2013


    We have a post-doctoral position available for The Caring Campus - An Intervention Project. This exciting new project will use a multi-level intervention to prevent and reduce substance use (drugs and alcohol) in male university students across three universities in order to improve their mental healt...

  • Leslie Flynn appointed Vice-Dean Education, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Published Mon Nov 18th 2013

    Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), is pleased to announce that Leslie Flynn has been appointed as the inaugural Vice-Dean Education for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University for an initial term from November 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018.  Dr. Flynn had been the Interim Vice-Dean Education for the Faculty since August 2012.

    Following the receipt of Bachelor and Master&...

  • Research studies the performance of blood thinners in the elderly
    Published Fri Nov 8th 2013

    The line between effective and harmful is a thin one when it comes to the choice of blood thinners in seniors, says new research by Yan Xu, a third year undergraduate medical student at Queen’s, Dr. Ana Johnson, a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, and Dr. Chris Simpson, Head of the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine.

    Queen's mental health experts lead national study

    Published Thu Nov 7th 2013

    By Anne Craig, Communications Officer

    Queen’s University mental health experts Heather Stuart (Centre for Health Services and Policy Research and Public Health Sciences) Shu-Ping Chen (Public Health Sciences) and Terry Krupa (School of Rehabilitation Therapy) have received $1.7 million from Movember Canada for their latest project, The Caring Campus: An Intervention Project. The multi-ins...

  • Health Care Team Challenge™ 2013
    Published Thu Oct 17th 2013

    Mr. Smith is a long-haul truck driver who recently had both feet amputated due to complications from diabetes. When his oxygen saturation levels drop below normal, a chest x-ray and ECG are ordered – procedures refused by Mr. Smith because “what’s the point?” As a health care professional, how do we provide the best care for this patient? What does he need? What does he want? What are the pri...

  • Dr. D. Phillip Wattam appointed Assistant Dean, Distributed Medical Education
    Published Thu Oct 3rd 2013

    Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), is pleased to announce that Phillip Wattam  has been appointed Assistant Dean, Distributed Medical Education  in the School of Medicine within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University for an initial term from October 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018.

    Dr. Wattam received his MD from Queen’s University in 1979. Following his underg...

  • Professional and cultural exchange with Japanese visitors at Queen's OT program
    Published Wed Oct 2nd 2013

    Dean of Health Sciences - Richard Reznick, Marcia Finlayson - Director, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Professor Yoichi Nagai, Riho Oshimi, Sakiho Shigeta, Miki Endo, Professor Rika Imanishi

    This week Queen’s Occupational Therapy faculty ...

  • Three faculty members become Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
    Published Fri Sep 20th 2013

    Roger Deeley
    Three Queen’s professors and respected researchers have been formally inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

    Roger Deeley (Pathology and Molecular Medicine), Jacalyn Duffin (Medicine, Philosophy, History, Nursing, Education), ...

  • Mary Ann McColl wins award for work dedicated to Canadians living with disabilities
    Published Wed Sep 18th 2013

    Mary Ann McColl, Associate Director at the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research and professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy and the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, is one of two recipients ...

  • Foundation gift brings internationally renowned scholar to School of Rehabilitation Therapy
    Published Fri Sep 13th 2013

    Today, Queen’s University announced a major gift from the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) to create the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Professorship in Rehabilitation Therapy in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. Dr. Simon French, an internationally regarded chiropractic scholar from the University of Melbourne was introduced as the first holder of the p...

  • Simpson begins term as Canadian Medical Association's president-elect
    Published Wed Aug 21st 2013


    Dr. Christopher Simpson

    Christopher Simpson was acclaimed as president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) yesterday at its annual meeting in Calgary.

    In March, Dr. Simpson, Professor and Chief of Ca...

  • Centre for Health Services and Policy Research Director Appointed
    Published Tue Aug 20th 2013


    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Green has been appointed Director of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) for an initial five-year term from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018. Dr. Green had been acting as Interim Director since January, 2010.

    Dr. Green’s research spans a broad range of health ser...

  • CPD Fall 2013 Program Schedule
    Published Tue Aug 13th 2013

    The Office of Continuing Professional Development is pleased to offer our lineup ofFall programs including:

    • Wound Care  - Sept.17/18, 20113
    • Pediatrics 2013 Update - Wed, Oct. 2, 2013
    • Infectious Diseases - Wed, Oct. 9, 2013
    • 36th Annual Memorial Program - Oct. 24/25, 2013
    • Educating Family Physicians in Palliative Care  - Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2013
    • On...

    • Psychiatry research centre earns national accreditation
      Published Wed Jul 24th 2013

      By Anne Craig, Communications Officer

      Queen's University's Department of Psychiatry and Providence Care, a leading provider of mental health care in southern Ontario, have been granted Accredited Clinical Research Centre status by the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT).

      The accreditation was awarded to the clinical research site based on the research cente...

    • Queen's health researchers awarded $5.35 million
      Published Tue Jul 9th 2013


      Ten Queen’s University researchers were awarded over $5.35 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) during the 2012/13 fiscal term. The funding is being used to support the creation of new scientific knowledge that could lead to better understanding of illnesses and disorders and, ultimately, better health of Canadians.

      “The support of the CIHR is vital to our research...

    • Chris Booth Receives Basmajian Award
      Published Mon Jun 17th 2013


      Congratulations to Dr. Chris Booth, one of two recipients of the Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award this year. The award is presented by the Faculty of Health Sciences in recognition of outstanding research.

    • Ontario NDP Leader highly impressed with Queen’s School of Nursing
      Published Fri Jun 14th 2013

      Faculty Ontario NDP leader, Andrea Horwath (2nd from right), Mary Rita Holland, NDP candidate, Kingston and the Islands (middle), with director and vice-dean, Jennifer Medves, faculty and students from the School ...

    • Bell Lecture on Mental Health and Anti-Stigma
      Published Mon Jun 10th 2013

      Bell and Queen’s University today announced the launch of the Annual Bell Lecture on Mental Health and Anti-Stigma, an initiative aimed at raising awareness of mental health and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness.

      The inaugural lecture, entitled Breaking the Silence, will be held on June 25 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto and will feature leadi...

    • Knowledge Translation for Global Health Summer Institute
      Published Mon Jun 10th 2013

      Summer institute focuses on global health

      Queen's News Centre, 2013-06-10

      Alice Aiken, professor in the Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy and Director of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research, leads a session at th...

    • Canadian collaborative leadership project receives $2.7M from Ontario Government
      Published Fri Jun 7th 2013

       A national collaborative leadership education partnership between the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Université Laval and, has received $2.7 million over three years from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).  In addition to the substantial support from the five University partners and in kind contribut...

    • School of Rehabilitation Therapy director wins highest honor for a Canadian occupational therapist
      Published Tue Jun 4th 2013


      Dr. Marcia Finlayson Vice-Dean (Heath Sciences) and Director of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy is the 2013 recipient of the highest honour a Canadian occupational therapist (OT) can receive – the Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship Awar...

    • Queen's Health Policy Change Conference Series
      Published Sat Jun 1st 2013

      The Monieson Centre for Business Research in Healthcare at Queen's School of Business, in partnership with Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Policy Studies is organizing Toward a Canadian Healthcare Strategy, a landmark conference on healthcare reform. CHSPR Director Dr. Michael Green will moderate the Academic Research Panel.

      The m...

    • Diane Lougheed Receives Clinician Scientist Award
      Published Thu May 23rd 2013


      Congratulations to Dr. Diane Lougheed on her success in earning the Clinician Scientist Award.

    • New scholarship focuses on veterans’ mental health
      Published Wed May 15th 2013

      Captain Wayne Johnston, Founder of Wounded Warriors and Dr. Alice Aiken Director, CIMVHR (School of Rehabilitation Therapy)...

    • Distinguished Service Award
      Published Mon May 13th 2013

      2013 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
       
      Queen’s faculty, staff and retirees are invited to nominate candidates for a Queen’s Distinguished Service Award. Inaugurated by the University Council in 1974, this award recognizes individuals who have made the University a better place through their extraordinary contributions. Recipients become Honorary Life Members of the Council.
       
      Recent chang...

    • Nursing Education...A New Beginning. The Move from Hospital to College
      Published Thu Apr 25th 2013

      A Public Event hosted by the St. Lawrence College Alumni

      To celebrate National Nursing Week and the 40th Anniversary of Nursing at St. Lawrence College, join us for a brief history of the school, tours of the nursing labs, and digital histories from SLC Nursing Alumni. Refreshments and memorabilia displays to follow at the Museum of Health Care.

      Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

      Location & Times...

    • Celebrating Alan Grant's accomplishments at the Museum of Health Care
      Published Mon Apr 15th 2013

      Donor Reception and special celebration of Alan Grant

      The Museum of Health Care will be honoring its donors with a reception following the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, April 16th. The evening will also acknowledge Alan Grant's long term contributions as the Museum's President and Chairman of the Board from 2004-2013.

      WHERE: Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street, Kingston, ON
      WHEN...

    • Dr. Karen M. Smith appointed Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development
      Published Wed Mar 27th 2013

      Dr. Karen M. Smith appointed Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development

      Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice -Principal (Academic), is pleased to announce that Karen Smith has been appointed Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University for an initial term from January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016. Dr. Smith had been s...

    • Clinician Scientists
      Published Fri Mar 1st 2013

      The School of Medicine at Queen’s University is currently seeking clinician scientists in a broad range of health research disciplines. Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent), have completed postgraduate qualifications prior to appointment, be eligible for licensure in Ontario, and have outstanding emerging or established research programs. Successful candidates will be provided a minimum ...

    • Dr. Russell J. Hollins appointed Head, Department of Otolaryngology
      Published Wed Feb 6th 2013

      Russell Hollins has been appointed as Head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital for an initial term from January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018. These appointments are announced by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s, and Sherri McCullough and Tom Buchanan, Chairs of the Boards of Directors for Hotel Dieu and Kingston General Hospitals...

    • CPD Spring Programs
      Published Fri Dec 14th 2012

      The Office of Continuing Professional Development is pleased to offer our lineup of winter and spring programs including:

      • General Internal Medicine - Wed, Feb.27th, 2013
      • 23rd Annual Therapeutics Day - Sat, Apr.6th, 2013
      • Metamorphosis - Thu, Apr.18th, 2013
      • Mobility in Aging - Wed, May.15th, 2013

      For more details please our programs page at http://h...

    • New Manager at CPD
      Published Thu Nov 15th 2012

      The CPD Office is pleased to announce the arrival of our new manager, Ms. Laura McDiarmid. 

      Laura has worked on program development at companies such as Rogers Communications, University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children and is excited about joining the dynamic team  at the Office of Continuing Professional Development. 

    • McLaughlin-Gallie Visiting Professor - Evidence-Based Approach to Whiplash Injuries
      Published Thu Nov 15th 2012

      The Royal College 2012 McLaughlin-Gallie Visiting Professor - Dr. Robert Teasell

      Evidence-Based Approach to Whiplash Injuries

      Monday, November 19th , 2012, 5:00 PM

      This session will:

      - Describe the natural history and prognostic factors in whiplash injuries.
      - Provide a pathophysiological explanation for whiplash injuries.
      - ...

    • 14th A.A. Travill Debate
      Published Thu Nov 1st 2012

      Join us for next week's 14th A.A. Travill Debate (see details below).
      Also, please take a moment and respond to a poll question on the debate topic
      via this link http://meds.queensu.ca/travill-poll

      A.A. Travill Debate
      Thursday, 8 November, 5:30 pm
      Auditorium, Etherington Hall
      (Reception to follow: Walker Atrium
      New Medical Buil...

    • Michael A. Adams appointed Head, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
      Published Sat Oct 6th 2012

      Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Adams as the inaugural Head of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences for an initial term from October 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017. Dr. Adams has been in the role of Interim Head of the Department since November 1, 2010.

      After completing his undergraduate and gradu...

    • New media in medicine is the focus of the Kelly Visiting Lectureship Sept 27th
      Published Fri Sep 14th 2012

      How does new media affect patient care and the practice of medicine? 

      Dr. Michael Evans will provide some answers on September 27th in delivering the 28th H. Garfield Kelly Visiting Lectureship entitled: New Media, New Ways of Engaging Patients, New Ways of Being a Doctor. The lecture will be delivered at 5 pm at the

    • Dr. Kimberly Dow appointed Acting Head of the Department of Paediatrics
      Published Tue Jul 31st 2012

      Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s, and Sherri McCullough and Tom Buchanan, Chairs of the Boards of Directors for Hotel Dieu and Kingston General Hospitals are pleased to announce that Dr. Kimberly Dow has been appointed Acting Head of the Department of Paediatrics at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital for the period September 1, 2012 to Jun...

    • Dr. Leslie V. Flynn appointed Interim Vice-Dean Education, Faculty of Health Sciences
      Published Tue Jul 24th 2012

      Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Leslie Flynn as Interim Vice-Dean Education in the Faculty of Health Sciences from August 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

      Following the receipt of Bachelor and Master degrees in music from Queen’s University and the University of Toronto respectively, Dr. Flynn completed her undergraduate medical training at Que...

    • Margo Paterson, award-winning professor and occupational therapist
      Published Fri Jul 20th 2012

      Margo Paterson has always wanted to help people, and that simple but profound goal has guided her throughout her career as an occupational therapist and professor in Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

      “I’ve made a lifetime commitment to working with people toward a better life,” says Dr. Paterson, who began teaching at Queen’s in 1988. “I enjoy helping people become...

    • Michael D. Kawaja appointed Associate Dean, Life Sciences and Biochemistry, Faculty of Health Sciences
      Published Wed Jul 11th 2012

      Queen’s University Provost, Dr. Alan Harrison, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Kawaja as Associate Dean, Life Sciences and Biochemistry in the Faculty of Health Sciences. This appointment is for an initial five-year period from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2017.

      Dr. Kawaja completed his undergraduate studies in biology at Acadia University and his doctoral degree in anatomy at the University o...

    • Master of Science in Healthcare Quality Program
      Published Thu Jun 28th 2012

      The Master of Healthcare Quality, MSc(HQ), is a brand new, exciting program which is the first of its kind, specializing in linking theory and practice in quality, risk, and safety in healthcare. We offer interdisciplinary courses, led by leaders in their fields, valuable international experience and convenient distance learning. Unparalleled in its scope, the new Master of Healthcare Quality is the only program in ...

    • Needs Assessment Survey for Queen's CPD Prize Winner
      Published Tue Jun 19th 2012

      Congratulations to Stephen Singh of Kingston, Ontario on winning the prize draw for the recent online survey conducted by the Office of Continuing Professional Development. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey; your responses will be used to help guide our office in developing a new strategic plan and guide the types of education we will provide in the near future.   

    • CPD Self-Directed Learning Resources
      Published Sat Jun 16th 2012

      The Office of Continuing Professional Development now maintains a list of self-directed learning resources for healthcare professionals. We list resources specific to Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Physicians, and Physiotherapists as well as general resources and libraries. Please click here for more infor...

    • Queen's and KGH led initiative named Network of Centre of Excellence
      Published Thu May 31st 2012

      Queen’s University professor Daren Heyland and his research team at the Kingston General Hospital Clinical Evaluation Research Unit (CERU) received a grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to advance research into meeting the nutrition needs of high risk, critically ill patients.

      The TOP UP Trial is examining whether “topping up” with intravenous nutrition - providing more energy and pr...

    • Scholarship in Health Sciences Education
      Published Wed May 30th 2012

      On Thursday, June 14, 2012, the Office of Health Sciences Education is pleased to present Scholarship in Health Sciences Education, a showcase celebrating the innovative and scholarly work in education that is being conducted in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The event will run from 4 – 6pm in the New Medical Building, David M.C. Walker Atrium and adjacent Lecture room 132. Please see the attached poster for det...

    • Showcase shines the spotlight on patient-oriented research at KGH
      Published Fri May 25th 2012

      Kingston General Hospital celebrates the research achievements that have made it a national and global leader in patient-oriented research on May 29, 2012 at an open public event.

      The second annual KGH Research Showcase will shine the spotlight on research programs, discoveries and innovations at KGH as well as our local hospital and university partners. Featuring live demonstrations, research exhibits and panel di...

    • Type 2 Diabetes Survey for Queen's CPD Prize Winner
      Published Thu May 17th 2012

      Congratulations to Violet Capper of North Augusta, Ontario on winning the prize draw for the recent online survey conducted by the Office of Continuing Professional Development. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey; your responses are invaluable for our office in developing content and format that is more relevant to your needs in this therapeutic area.

    • Nursing Week event to focus on Women Religious Orders and Catholic Hospitals
      Published Wed May 2nd 2012


      What:
      Free public lecture by Parks Canada's Brigitte Violette entitled "The Women Religious Orders and the Catholic Hospitals in Canada: A French Heritage Based on Christian Origins" presented by the Museum of Health Care and the St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Alumnae. The event will also feature the presentation "Origins of the St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Hotel Dieu Hos...

    • CPD Podcasts Now Available
      Published Tue Apr 24th 2012

      The CPD Office is now offering podcasts on their site. Our first podcast is from our General Internal Medicine event held last month at the Donald Gordon Centre where Dr. Ruth Dubin spoke about Non-pharmacological Treatments for Chronic Pain. Please visit our podcasts page at http://healthsci.queensu.ca/education/cpd/podcasts for a...

    • Scholarship in Health Sciences Education
      Published Thu Apr 19th 2012

      Mark your calendars for Thursday June 14, 2012 from 4 - 6pm for Scholarship in Health Sciences Education, a showcase highlighting scholarship in health sciences education. The event takes place in the New Medical Building, David C. Walker Atrium and lecture hall 132. More details will follow soon.

    • Dr. Martin W. ten Hove appointed Acting Head, Department of Ophthalmology
      Published Tue Apr 17th 2012

      Dr. Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, Mrs. Sherri McCullough, Chair of the Board of Directors for Hotel Dieu Hospital, and Ms. Leslee Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kingston General Hospital, are pleased to announce that Dr. Martin ten Hove has been appointed Acting Head of Ophthalmology at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston ...

    • CPD Launch New Website
      Published Thu Apr 5th 2012

      CPD has a new website. Please visit us at healthsci.queensu.ca/cpd to see information about our upcoming events, register for courses online, or subscribe to our podcasts.

    • Executive Vice-Dean Faculty of Health Sciences
      Published Wed Mar 28th 2012

      Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Dr. Iain Young has been appointed Executive Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences effective March 1, 2012. This position replaces the role that Dr. Young has held as Vice-Dean Academic and is in recognition of added responsibilities. In his capacity as Executive Vice-Dean, Dr. Young will have overall responsibility for providing oversight of faculty planning, faculty ...

    • Associate Dean, Finance and Administration Faculty of Health Sciences
      Published Wed Mar 28th 2012

      Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Mr. David R. Edgar has been appointed as Associate Dean, Finance and Administration for the Faculty of Health Sciences effective March 1, 2012. The elevation of this post to Associate Dean is in recognition of Mr. Edgar’s longstanding service and contributions and the on-going importance of his portfolio to the academic strategy of the Faculty.

      Mr. Edgar...

    • Assistant Dean, Regional Education Faculty of Health Sciences
      Published Wed Mar 28th 2012

      Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce the creation of the new decanal portfolio of Assistant Dean, Regional Education. In recognition of the increasing importance of distributed/integrated medical education to the strategic direction of the Faculty, this Assistant Deanship replaces the previous position of Director, Regional Education Development. Dean Reznick is equally pleased to announce that Dr. Eugene Dag...

    • A Business Perspective on Healthcare, An Evening with Don Drummond
      Published Sat Mar 10th 2012

      The Monieson Centre at Queen’s School of Business presents its inaugural event in an ongoing speaker series addressing The Business of Healthcare.

      A Business Perspective on Healthcare
      An Evening with Don Drummond

      • Free Public Lecture & Reception
      • March 15, 2012
      • Lecture: 5:30pm
      • Reception 6:30pm
      • BMO Financial Atrium, Goodes Hall

    • Heather Stuart profiled in Queen's Initiative Campaign
      Published Thu Mar 1st 2012

      Many people with a mental illness will tell you that the hardest part is not the illness itself, but the stigma. So severe is the stigma that two-thirds of Canadians who experience a mental illness will not seek help. With one in five adult Canadians experiencing some form of mental illness, the stigma can be paralyzing and limit access to proper care and support.

      Dr. He...

    • Medical Education Scholars
      Published Fri Feb 17th 2012

      The School of Medicine at Queen’s University is currently seeking Medical Education Scholars to join an academy of educational leaders, enabling continuous implementation of best principles and leading practices in medical education. Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent), have completed postgraduate qualifications prior to appointment, be eligible for licensure in Ontario and have o...

    • Bell creates world's first chair in anti-stigma research at Queen's
      Published Tue Feb 7th 2012

      Bell Canada and Queen's University have announced a world-first with the establishment of a new $1-million research initiative to help fight stigma associated with mental illness.

      The Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair will enable Queen’s ...

    • Heather Stuart worlds-first chair in anti-stigma research at Queen's
      Published Tue Feb 7th 2012

      CHSPR Researcher Dr. Heather Stuart appointed Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair on February 7, 2012.

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    • CPD office has moved
      Published Mon Oct 17th 2011

      The CPD Office has moved to 68 Barrie Street. Phone, fax and e-mail are unchanged. We look forward to seeing you in our new location!

    • Meeting policy objectives on social inclusion for people with disabilities
      Published Sat Oct 1st 2011

      Promoting social inclusion for people with disabilities has become an important policy objective. In Ontario, the Minister's draft regulation on Quality Assurance Measures under the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act (2008) calls for every service agency to promote social inclusion. However, the dimensions of social incl...

    • New Associate Dean at CPD
      Published Sun Aug 21st 2011

      The CPD Office is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Karen Smith as Interim Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development

      Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and former Department Head. In 2008 she was awarded the Ron Wigle Mentorship Award for her achievements in men...

    • New treatments reduce the risk and recurrence of breast cancer in postmenopausal women
      Published Fri Jun 10th 2011

      The findings from two separate clinical trials released June 4 show promising results for reducing the risk of cancer in postmenopausal women and preventing recurrence of breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes.

      The first trial has shown that in postmenopausal women who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer, the drug exemestane reduces this risk by 65 per cent compared with placebo.

    • After Colon Cancer Surgery, Early Chemo May Pay Off
      Published Tue Jun 7th 2011

      SATURDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- For patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer, a new study suggests that the sooner chemotherapy starts following the operation, the better the prognosis.
      For every month after the first four weeks post-surgery that chemotherapy is delayed, odds of survival decrease measurably, the Canadian researchers found. Queen's celebrates government support for Medical School building

      Published Fri Jun 3rd 2011

      With fresh paint still gleaming in its elegant new School of Medicine building, Queen’s University held a celebration today to recognize the generous support of federal and provincial governments in funding the $77-million state-of-the-art facility. Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities John Milloy, with Kingston and The Islands MPP John Gerretsen, helped Principal Daniel Woolf, Dean of the F...

    • New Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
      Published Thu Jun 2nd 2011

      Five basic science departments that occupy eight floors in Botterell Hall have been amalgamated into a single Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (DBMS).
      “This amalgamation should make us more flexible and able to respond to external demands,” says Michael Adams, interim head of the DBMS. “People are banding together to build a responsive, collaborative department—we have lots o...

    • Congratulations to Dr. Chandrakant Tayade
      Published Thu May 26th 2011

      We are pleased to announce that Dr. Chandrakant Tayade is the recipient of the 2011 J. Christian Herr Award for excellence in reproductive immunology research from the American Society for Reproductive Immunology.
      This award was given to him at the 31st Annual Meeting of The American Society for Reproductive Immunology that took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 19-22, 2011.

    • Distinguished Service Award winners announced
      Published Wed May 18th 2011

      “The six outstanding recipients of this year’s Distinguished Service Awards have contributed immensely to furthering the university and its mission locally, nationally and internationally,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “Through their hard work and selfless actions, each has had a significant, positive impact on the continuing advancement of Queen’s, for which the university community is pr...

    • Researchers discover protein that could help prevent the spread of cancer
      Published Mon May 16th 2011

      A protein capable of halting the spread of breast cancer cells could lead to a therapy for preventing or limiting the spread of the disease.
      “Cancer researchers want to design new therapeutic strategies in which the metastasis or spreading stage of cancer can be blocked,” explains Andrew Craig lead researcher and a professor in Queen’s Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Research Institute.

    • Science Rendezvous Drop-In Science Activities at the Museum of Health Care
      Published Mon May 2nd 2011

      The Museum of Health Care is pleased to be a participating site in Kingston's first annual Science Rendezvous Day on Saturday, May 7 Examine your fingertips, put your sense of touch to the test, say hello to our friendly bed bug and other "Beasties That Bite," and much more! Activities all about skin and teeth will be available in the Museum (32 George St.) throughout the day. No registration i...

    • Kristofer Riseling receives Ontario Physiotherapy Association 2011 Award for Education
      Published Wed Apr 20th 2011

      It is a great pleasure for the Physical Therapy Program to announce that Kristofer Riseling was selected to receive the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) Award for Education on April 8, 2011 at the OPA's annual conference in Ottawa. The award recognizes a physiotherapist with a history of educational excellence and commitment to professional development.

      Kris Riseling (Queen's BScPT'90) is a physiother...

    • Congratulations Dr. Tron
      Published Wed Apr 6th 2011

      The Canadian Association of Pathologists has made Dr. Tron the William Boyd Lecturer for 2011. The lecture will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 5th, 2011.