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Dr. Louise M. Winn appointed as Associate Dean, Life Sciences and Biochemistry

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Louise M. Winn as Associate Dean, Life Sciences and Biochemistry, Faculty of Health and Sciences, for a five-year period beginning in July 1, 2018.

Dr. Winn will take over from Dr. Michael Kawaja, who has served as the Associate Dean of Life Sciences and Biochemistry since 2012. Dr. Kawaja, currently also the Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Health Sciences, has graciously agreed to remain in the position until Dr. Winn’s appointment in 2018. The faculty would like to thank Dr. Kawaja for his dedication and leadership throughout the transition.

Dr. Winn graduated from the University of Minnesota with her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 1990. She then went on to the University of Toronto where she earned a Master of Science in the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1995, followed by her Doctor of Philosophy under the Collaborative Program in Toxicology and Faculty of Pharmacy, graduating in 1999.

Dr. Winn first joined the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University in 2001 as an Associate Professor. She maintained her role as Associate Professor until 2011 when she was promoted to Professor in both the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University.

Dr. Winn is the recipient of many prestigious awards within her field. In 2006, she received The Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research. In 2008, she received Queen’s University’s Chancellor’s Research Award to recognize excellence and innovation in her research.

Dr. Winn has published 57 papers over the course of her 21 years of study within her field, including 41 referred papers and 15 book chapters, review articles and reports. She has spoken at 22 invited presentations and preformed 115 abstracts and conference presentations regarding her extensive medical research. She also has vast supervisory experience, overseeing many graduate students work and research since 2001. Dr. Winn has contributed to the teaching of many students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through both course work and her involvement in student committees.