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Dr. Jenna Healey appointed as the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Jenna Healey as the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, for a five-year period beginning August 1, 2017.

Signing off for summer vacation

There is always an expectation throughout the Macklem House that the academic year will be somewhat hectic, and collectively at the university I think we all take a big breath when the summer finally comes. That said, this past month has felt busier than Julys of the past. With great anticipation, I look forward to signing off at the end of this week to spend some quality time with my family and take a break from the emails (and this blog).

We regulate doctors to protect the public from harm – why not journalists?

Should journalists be licensed? The Conversation Canada commissioned two articles to argue for and against the idea. Read the counterpoint of this argument to get the full picture.

Planes, trains, and automobiles – nursing professors travel during academic leave

The following is a guest blog by Dr. Jennifer Medves, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Nursing at Queen’s University.

First Canadian hybrid cardiac ablation procedure performed in Kingston

The following story has been republished with the permission of Meaghan Quinn and Matthew Manor, Strategy Management and Communications staff members with the Kingston Health Sciences Centre. 

In a Canadian first, a hybrid cardiac ablation procedure has been successfully completed at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). The procedure is a revolutionary treatment for patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation – the most common type of irregular heart rhythm.

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