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Family medicine professor named one of Canada's top 100 women


A family medicine professor has been named one of Canada's Top 100 women.

The Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards recognizes the country's highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

“I am honoured to be recognized in this way, joining a remarkable group of women leaders who are making a difference in Canadian life,” says Dr. Ruth Wilson.

Dr. Wilson was chair of the Queen’s department of Family Medicine from 1991-2001. During her tenure the department established a program to send faculty to help train family doctors in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the war there, and created the Centre for Studies in Primary Care at Queen’s.

In March, 2010, Dr. Wilson was one of two physicians from around the world who received the '5 Star Doctor' award – the highest honour given by the World Organization of Family Doctors.

She also served as the president of the College of Family Physicians of Canada from 2007-2008.

"She is an outstanding family physician, a teacher, and a researcher, as well as a medical leader who has made significant contributions to improving health care for Canadians,” says current CFPC president Dr. Rob Boulay.

Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards are presented by the Women's Executive Network.

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