The Himalayan country of Nepal has a population of 33 million. And yet there are less than 20 medical oncologists in the country to treat the rising rates of cancer among the Nepalese people. If you compare that to Canada, there is quite a difference.
Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Janet Dancey to a second term as Director, Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG), and the Edith and Carla Eisenhauer Chair in Clinical Cancer Research. The re-appointment in both roles is effective September 1, 2019 through to June 30, 2024.
One of the things I really look forward to at this time of year is releasing the annual Dean’s Report. This report has come to be a tradition for the Faculty of Health Sciences, and it serves as reminder to pause and recognize all of the fantastic things we’ve achieved in the past year.
The late Dr. Angela Garcia is the recipient of the 2019 Irma M. Parhad award for Excellence from the Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R). Dr. Garcia, a geriatrician and Professor, retired from the Department of Medicine in 2015. She was a passionate advocate for patient wellness, and along with her many achievements, she developed a rich research portfolio that included investigations of cognition and various biomarkers or predictors of dementia. She created and implemented training modules for family doctors for earlier detection of mild dementia.
Out of three new Investigator Awards announced by the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research (OICR), two have been awarded to Queen’s researchers, Dr. Tricia Cottrell and Dr. Anna Panchenko.