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Dean's Report : Faculty of Health Sciences 2017-2018

Power of Team Work

When I was away from campus on academic leave (sabbatical) between January and June this year, Dr. Chris Simpson served as the acting dean, and he kept me updated on all the major developments in the Faculty of Health Sciences. In our conversations, I was always pleased to hear how well things were going. Our new educational programs were launching successfully. Our faculty members were conducting impactful research. And our student satisfaction levels continued to be extraordinarily high.

Progress Report: Our faculty’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Report Calls to Action

The word progress is key in the context of our response to the Calls to Action contained within the Truth and Reconciliation Report (TRC). The Faculty of Health Sciences has made great strides in responding to the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Report, and we are proud of the work that we have done so far. But we are by no means finished. Creating a welcoming and safe place for Indigenous students, staff, faculty, and patients will remain a faculty-wide priority. The Indigenous Health Education Working Group, co-lead by Dr. Leslie Flynn and Dr.

Dr. James Makokis to give lecture at Queen's School of Medicine

On October 23rd, Dr. James Makokis, a family physician, will kick off a new lectureship with his presentation, “Decolonizing Medicine: Creating an Inclusive Space for Transgender and Two-Spirit People” 

A seniors’ oasis

With an aging population, it is critical that seniors living in the community receive the support they need. It is important that new effective and cost-efficient strategies are developed to help seniors live where they want to live and prosper in their chosen communities.

It’s time to change the way we think about depression and menopause

For middle aged women experiencing menopause, the struggle to have their symptoms and side effects acknowledged is real. These symptoms can include hot flashes, chills, irregular periods and anything from anxiety and fluctuating moods to clinical depression.

How patients and researchers worked together to better understand hemophilia

Danielle McCully is helping to open new avenues of research into inherited blood disorders. She has a unique understanding of this family of diseases. Her father had severe hemophilia A and died at 35 from tainted blood. She carries the gene for this disease, and both of her children have hemophilia. And more recently, she was diagnosed with another bleeding disorder, von Willebrand disease.

Disturbing the peace – Meet Luissa Vahedi

When you think of peacekeeping missions you might imagine blue helmeted troops handing out candy to children, and field hospitals helping the sick while distributing food and water.

But there are unseen challenges in introducing a large group of predominantly male soldiers into this type of environment for months or years at a time.

Luissa Vahedi has been studying the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti as part of her masters in epidemiology – a field which focuses on the determinants of public health.

Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit appointed as Head, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit as Head of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. Her appointment will be for a five-year term beginning on October 1, 2019.

Dean Reznick would like to extend his sincere thanks to Dr. Thomas Massey for his service and leadership as Interim Head of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences.

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