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Dr. Nazik Hammad wins 2019 Harvard Global Health Catalyst Distinguished Young Leader Award

Dr. Nazik Hammad, Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at Queen's, has been awarded the 2019 Harvard Global Health Catalyst Distinguished Young Leader Award. She was chosen for this award based on the strength of her work in Oncology education in African countries. 

She will be presented with this award at the Global Health Catalyst Summit at Harvard University on May 24. 

Please congratulate Dr. Hammad on this well-deserved award. 

The 1918 ban of Black medical students: Addressing our past discrimination to promote diversity in the future

Last fall, my understanding of the history of the Queen’s School of Medicine changed when I learned that, in 1918, we had put in place a policy to formally ban Black students. This policy was approved in a motion by the Queen’s Senate, and it was enforced until 1965.

Jen Valberg appointed as Director, Marketing and Communications for the Faculty of Health Sciences

Denis Bourguignon, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) for the Faculty of Health Sciences, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jen Valberg as the Director, Marketing & Communications, Faculty of Health Sciences.

How this nursing professor is improving simulation-based education in Canada
Dr. Marin Luctkar-Flude has played a significant role in the increasing sophistication of simulation pedagogy in nursing curricula, first at Queen’s and, more recently, across Canada.
Dr. James Reynolds appointed as Chief Scientific Officer of Kids Brain Health Network

The Board of Directors of Kids Brain Health is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. James Reynolds as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of the Network. Dr. Reynolds, a Professor of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, and Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies at Queen’s University, has been serving as KBHN’s interim CSO since July 2018. Involved with the Network since its inception in 2009, Dr.

Fighting bias against family medicine in the hidden curriculum

For some time now, those of us who work in medical education have been speaking about the “hidden curriculum.” The hidden curriculum refers to the many different things – ideas, behaviours, norms, values, and so on – that students learn informally while they are in medical school. These are the lessons that faculty members do not set out to explicitly teach students but that we pass on nonetheless.

 

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