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How one PhD Student is Helping Hospitals Secure Life-Saving Organ Donations

Vanessa Silva e Silva, a fourth-year PhD student in the School of Nursing, had applied for a fellowship from the Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program (KRESCENT) and was expecting to hear the committee’s decision by the end of May. In the first week of June, she still had heard nothing and figured it meant bad news: rejections always come out later than acceptances.

Eye Foundation of Canada Summer Scholarship Program 2019

The Eye Foundation of Canada is a non-profit organization with the mission of encouraging and supporting research, public education and medical education in ophthalmology.

Every summer, we award one or more medical students, who have just completed their second year of medical school, with an $8,000.00 scholarship to spend their summer furthering their education in ophthalmic medicine, surgery and research.

The program consists of education and research experience in the diagnosis and management of eye disease. It is conducted at:

Celebration of Life for Dr. Peter Galbraith on Monday November 12

Dr. Peter Galbraith, Emeritus Professor and former Chair of the Division of Hematology at Queen's, passed on Saturday October 20, 2018. The family of Dr. Galbraith invites you to join them for a Celebration of Peter's Life.

DATE: Monday November 12, 2018

TIME: 4:00pm -- 8:00pm (Speeches at 6:00pm)

PLACE: The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Fighting One of the Fastest Growing Diseases in Southeastern Ontario
The following story originally appeared in the Queen's Gazette and is being republished with the permission of its author, Dave Rideout, Senior Communications Officer at Queen’s University. The story is followed by a postscript from Dean Reznick.
Why We Need to End Hallway Medicine

On October 3rd, the Ontario government announced the formation of the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine, and I was asked to join this council. Dr. Ruben Devlin, who serves as a special advisor to the premier on healthcare, has been named the chair of the council, and he will be leading a group of ten individuals who bring various expertise from across the health professional sectors.

Dr. Ruzica Jokic appointed as Assistant Dean, Distributed Medical Education.

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Ruzica Jokic as Assistant Dean, Distributed Medical Education for the Faculty of Health Sciences. The appointment is for a five-year term beginning on October 1, 2018.

Damon Dagnone Publishes Powerful Memoir

I’m pleased to let you know that Dr. Damon Dagnone – Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and our CBME Lead – has recently published a memoir called Finding Our Way Home: A Family’s Story of Life, Love, and Loss. Damon was kind enough to share the manuscript with me before it even came out, and I don’t know if I’ve ever finished a book faster. Damon’s story is almost impossible to put down once you start, and it is even more moving than it is gripping. I had always known that Damon was an excellent physician and educator.

34th H.G. Kelly Visiting Lectureship with Dr. Samir K. Sinha on October 3rd at 4:30

On Wednesday October 3rd at 4:30 PM, the Aesculapian Medical Undergraduate Society will be holding the 34th H. Garfield Kelly Visiting Lectureship. This year's lecturer will be Dr. Samir K. Sinha, who will be giving a talk titled, "On Becoming a Geriatrician, Health Strategist and Effective Advocate for Change." There will be a reception before the lecture at 4:30 PM in the David M.C. Walker Atrium in the School of Medicine. Then Dr. Sinha will speak in the Britton Smith Lecture Theatre (132A) from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. 

Dr. Jocelyn Garland Wins Royal College Regional Prix d'excellence -- Specialist of the Year Award

Dr. Jocelyn Garland, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, has won a Regional Prix d'excellence -- Specialist of the Year Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This award recognizes Fellows of the Royal College who have made significant contributions in providing outstanding care to their patients and the community in which they practice. Dr. Garland won the award for Region 3, which is comprised of Ontario and Nunavut. 

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