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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.

Dr. Stephen Archer Wins AFMC President's Award for Exemplary National Leadership in Academic Medicine

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) has awarded Dr. Stephen Archer, Head of the Department of Medicine, with its President's Award for Exemplary National Leadership in Academic Medicine. This award recognizes faculty members at Canadian Faculties of Medicine who have a record of highly distinguished accomplishments and who have had an extraordinary impact on the national level.

Are robots going to replace doctors?

AI may not replace healthcare providers, but it will absolutely force us to evolve.

Being proactive about student mental health

At Queen’s, we’re very proud to have Dr. Heather Stuart on faculty as the Bell Chair in Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research. So, all of us in the Faculty of Health Sciences were especially thrilled when we received the news of the major honours that she has received this past year.

A mother's road to medical school

When she was working as a welder in northern Alberta after graduating from high school, Dawn Armstrong had no idea that she would one day go to medical school. She wouldn’t even really start to think about pursuing a career in medicine until several years later, when she was in her late 20s with three children working towards a bachelor’s degree at Acadia, double majoring in Neuroscience and Biology and completing an honours thesis. Now, at the age of 31, Dawn is a mother of four, a strong aboriginal woman, and a first-year medical student at the Queen’s School of Medicine.

Is an exercise-related hormone the new frontier in Alzheimer's treatment?

Last week, our winter term got off to a fabulous start with some great news out of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Fernanda De Felice, an Associate Professor in the Centre for Neuroscience Studies,  co-authored a paper with collaborators at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro that appeared in Nature Medicine, a prestigious journal of medical research.  

 

Dr. Renee Fitzpatrick Appointed as Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, UGME

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Renee Fitzpatrick as the Assistant Dean, Student Affairs for Undergraduate Medical Education for the Queen’s School of Medicine. The appointment is for a five-year term beginning on January 1, 2019.

 

The importance of compassionate care
Hilary Machan, Lecturer in the Queen's School of Nursing, writes a guest post on compassionate care inspired by the Margaret Leith Bruce Faculty Award in Compassionate Care. Her piece is prefaced by a brief introduction from Dean Reznick.
How the power of teamwork drives the Faculty of Health Sciences

It is hard to believe that another year is almost over already. Since things are going to be relatively quiet around Queen’s starting next week, this is going be my last blog post of the year. I want to take the chance now, then, to offer my best wishes to all of you for the holiday season and the new year, and also to unveil this year’s issue of the Dean’s Report, which you can find here: https://healthsci.queensu.ca/administration/reports/deans-report

 

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