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Drs. Dancey, Finlayson & Smith elected to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Drs. Dancey, Finlayson & Smith elected to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Drs. Janet Dancey, Marcia Finlayson and Graeme Smith have been elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

The CAHS represents Canadian health sciences internationally and informs solutions that improve the health of Canadians. The CAHS elects individuals who have demonstrated leadership and creativity throughout their careers and have been recognized by their peers for their contributions to the promotion of health sciences. As members of the CAHS, Drs. Dancey, Finlayson and Smith will provide analysis on, and solutions to, Canada’s most complex health concerns.

Dr. Janet Dancey is an international leader in cancer trials of experimental therapeutics and clinical trials methodology. As Director of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group, Canada’s largest cancer trial network, she has advanced its research strategy and expanded its portfolio dramatically. Dr. Dancey specializes in new anti-cancer drug development and linking drug and biomarker development. A prolific author with an excellent citation record, she is a sought-after speaker, both nationally and internationally. She is also a Professor in the Department of Oncology.

Dr. Marcia Finlayson serves as Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Director, School of Rehabilitation Therapy. She is an occupational therapist by profession. Dr. Finlayson’s research is recognized internationally for advancing multiple sclerosis rehabilitation. The goal of her work is to improve care and quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Through her research she has drawn attention to the day-to-day impact of living with MS and identified effective strategies that enable people affected by this disease to exert choice and control over their everyday lives.

Dr. Graeme Smith is an internationally recognized clinician scientist and head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Smith established the Academic Council at the Society for Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada to oversee educational activities. He has demonstrated a career-long commitment to trainee research education. He was instrumental in establishing the Royal College Clinician Investigator Program at Queen’s and works closely with first year residents through his facilitation of the Introduction to Research course for PGY1s.

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