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Dr. Madhuri Koti awarded 2019 Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research

Dr. Madhuri Koti is this year’s recipient of the Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research. Established by Dr. John V. Basmajian in memory of his parents, this award recognizes early career faculty members who have made the most outstanding contribution to health research over the past several years.

Gone Fishin’

I know that’s generally used as a generic expression, but it’s actually true. I’m going fishing.

Since I last took my dad, when he wasn’t perfectly well with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, on a trip together up to the Northwest Territories, I have been dreaming about going back with my sons for a fishing trip.

Shades of grey: Ultrasound imaging of neck arteries helps identify risk of heart attack or stroke, research shows

New research by Dr. Amer Johri, a clinician-scientist at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, shows that non-invasive ultrasound imaging of the major arteries in the neck may hold the key to better treatment of patients with coronary artery disease.

In a recently completed study, Dr. Johri,and his team used 2D ultrasound to look at the carotid arteries of 522 patients at Kingston Health Sciences Centre who also underwent angiograms for symptoms of coronary artery disease.

How Christiana Asantewaa Okyere is making education more inclusive

Believe it or not, Dr. Christiana Okyere says her favourite season is winter.

“Back home in Ghana, there are only two seasons – the rainy season and the dry season,” she says. “During the Canadian winter, I love to wear a jacket and I love to cover myself with a duvet and get nice and comfortable…I just love it.”

Dr. Okyere came to Canada in 2015 after completing a bachelor’s degree and masters at the University of Ghana. She recently completed her doctorate in rehabilitation therapy at Queen’s, marking a transition from pure social science to health science.

How Dr. Roger Deeley built a legacy of research strength at Queen's and KHSC

This month we are saying goodbye to another magnificent leader in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Roger Deeley will be stepping down from his role as Vice-Dean, Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Vice-President, Research at KGHRI.

Dr. Nazik Hammad appointed as Director, Global Health

Dr. Leslie Flynn is pleased to announce that she has appointed Dr. Nazik Hammad as Director, Global Health. The appointment begins on July 1, 2019 for a one-year term.

Dr. Flynn would also like to thank Dr. Jenn Carpenter for her superb leadership as Director, Global Health since the foundation of the office of Global Health in 2010.

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