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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.

Meet the latest cohort of Faculty of Health Sciences students

If the colours, cheering and clusters of students moving through campus and taking over city park last week didn’t give it away, a new cohort of students have started their studies at Queen’s.

Dr. Madhuri Koti awarded 2019 Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research

Dr. Madhuri Koti is this year’s recipient of the Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research. Established by Dr. John V. Basmajian in memory of his parents, this award recognizes early career faculty members who have made the most outstanding contribution to health research over the past several years.

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Gone Fishin’

I know that’s generally used as a generic expression, but it’s actually true. I’m going fishing.

Since I last took my dad, when he wasn’t perfectly well with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, on a trip together up to the Northwest Territories, I have been dreaming about going back with my sons for a fishing trip.

Shades of grey: Ultrasound imaging of neck arteries helps identify risk of heart attack or stroke, research shows

New research by Dr. Amer Johri, a clinician-scientist at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, shows that non-invasive ultrasound imaging of the major arteries in the neck may hold the key to better treatment of patients with coronary artery disease.

In a recently completed study, Dr. Johri,and his team used 2D ultrasound to look at the carotid arteries of 522 patients at Kingston Health Sciences Centre who also underwent angiograms for symptoms of coronary artery disease.

How Christiana Asantewaa Okyere is making education more inclusive

Believe it or not, Dr. Christiana Okyere says her favourite season is winter.

“Back home in Ghana, there are only two seasons – the rainy season and the dry season,” she says. “During the Canadian winter, I love to wear a jacket and I love to cover myself with a duvet and get nice and comfortable…I just love it.”

Dr. Okyere came to Canada in 2015 after completing a bachelor’s degree and masters at the University of Ghana. She recently completed her doctorate in rehabilitation therapy at Queen’s, marking a transition from pure social science to health science.

Dr. Steven Smith appointed as Interim Vice-Dean Research, Faculty of Health Sciences & Interim Vice President, Health Sciences Research, Kingston Health Sciences Centre/Interim President and CEO, KGH Research Institute

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Steven Smith as Interim Vice-Dean Research for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. David Pichora, President and CEO of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) confirms that Dr. Smith has also been appointed Interim Vice President, Health Sciences Research of KHSC.  The Board of Directors of the KGH Research Institute will also welcome Dr.

Dr. Thomas Massey appointed as Interim Head, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Thomas Massey as Interim Head of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. His appointment will begin on July 1, 2019 and end on September 30, 2019.

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