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New Human Resources Client Services Manager

The Faculty of Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Heather Kennedy has joined the Queen’s Human Resources Department as Human Resources Client Services Manager within the Client Services Team. Heather’s portfolio includes support for clients within the Faculty of Health Sciences on all HR matters.


New Human Resources Advisor

The Faculty of Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Melissa Joynt has joined the Queen's Human Resources Department as Human Resources Advisor to the Faculty of Health Sciences, effective January 2, 2019. Melissa comes to Queen’s from Addiction & Mental Health Services, Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington, where she was a Human Resources Generalist.  Her years of experience in a client support role will be a great asset to clients within her portfolio.


Who says technology drives us apart?

When students started using the new microscopes that were procured for the School of Medicine last November, Rick Hunt, the recently retired Coordinator of the Anatomy Learning Centre, noticed a difference right away.


Actually, he noticed several differences.


How age, gender, and caregiving affect your health

Dr. Susan Phillips, a Professor in Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, has noticed throughout her career that there can sometimes be a major discrepancy between how patients say they feel and how she would assume they’d feel based on their physical health.


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.


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