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The following is a guest blog by Queen's Medicine students Melissa Lorenzo (Class of 2018), Katherine Rabicki and Lauren Wilson (Class of 2019).

Faculty of Health Sciences Newsletter | December 11th, 2018

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Stephen Scott's robot is changing what we know about the brain

When Dr. Stephen Scott, Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, explains his research, he frequently uses a picture that shows a running back on a football team who is about to run on a diagonal line to his right through a gap in the opposing team’s defense. In the picture, the running back hasn’t yet started to run through the gap, but he is angled towards it.  For Dr. Scott, this situation presents an endlessly complicated question: what would happen if the runner suddenly decided to run left instead of right?

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Nursing SOAR (Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources)

The SOAR program aims to help ease the transition of incoming first-year students and their families. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about academic expectations, resources, learning strategies, and common student transition issues, as well as meet upper-year students, tour a residence room, and have their questions and concerns addressed.

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Teaching and Learning Celebration 2018

Hear about the latest innovative teaching in the Faculty of Health Sciences!

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Bracken Library launches two new resources

Bracken Library is pleased to announce two new resources this fall. The first one is Read By QxMD. If you are not familiar with this app, we believe you will be very happy to join the many users who find it amazing: the links to full-text purchased by Queen’s or free on the web are literally one click away. You can create a profile with your favourite journals, your areas of interest and specific keywords and email reminders let you know when new content is available. It is available for iPhone, iPad, Android and web.

Dr. John Rudan elected as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Queen’s University researcher John Rudan (Surgery) has been formally inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship, one of Canada’s premier academic honours. An internationally recognized trailblazer in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Rudan was selected for his global leadership, academic performance and scientific creativity.

Dean Reznick recognized for outstanding achievement by the Medical Council of Canada

Richard Reznick, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, has been named the recipient of the Medical Council of Canada’s 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award in the Evaluation of Clinical Competence. The award is given to an individual who has made a significant and vital achievement in the field of assessment and evaluation of clinical and professional competence in the health professions.

Queen’s welcomes new partnership with Lakeridge Health on Chair in Palliative Care Research

Last Thursday, I hosted our annual reception to recognize members of our faculty who had recently been promoted. It is always a pleasure to see so many familiar faces and celebrate some important career milestones, but this reception was made even more special by the faculty’s good fortune in naming several new chairs over the last year. That night, it was a thrill for me to introduce Dr. José Pereira as the inaugural Dr. Gillian Gilchrist Chair in Palliative Care Research to our community for the first time.

Dr. David Pedlar appointed as Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research

Dr. David Pedlar appointed as Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University

Dr. Karen Yeates elected to RSC's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists

Dr. Karen Yeates has been named to the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists program. The Members of the College are research leaders who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement these elections are indicative of the research excellence fostered at Queen’s. She was elected alongside Dr. Katherine McKittrick (Gender Studies). 

Dr. Yeates is focused on bringing healthcare expertise to impoverished areas of Africa including Tanzania.

Placing Patients at the Centre

One of the great joys of these last eight years as dean has been working alongside one of Canada’s most well-known and talented scientists, Dr. Roger Deeley. Roger’s successes are many, but importantly, a very major one just opened its doors this morning – the W. J. Henderson Centre for Patient-Oriented Research.

Dr. Anne Croy elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Three Queen’s University professors were granted the honour today of being elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), one of the highest honours for Canadian academics in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Dr. Anne Croy (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences) was elected alongside Dr Richard Bathhurst, and Dr. Robert Morrison. 

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