Queen's University

For the Record: April 17, 2014

Date: 
Thu, 04/17/2014

Appointments

Janet Dancey appointed director of NCIC Clinical Trials Group

Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), is pleased to announce that Janet Dancey has been appointed Director, NCIC Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG) and holder of the Edith and Carla Eisenhauer Chair in Clinical Cancer Research at Queen’s University for a five-year term from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2019.

Dr. Dancey received her MD from the University of Ottawa in 1988 following which she completed her residency training in internal medicine and medical oncology at the University of Toronto. In 1994 and 1995, she completed fellowship training with the NCIC CTG and at the Institut Gustave Roussy in France.

In addition to her current appointment as professor in the Department of Oncology at Queen’s, Dr. Dancey is the director of Clinical Translational Research for the NCIC CTG and program leader of the High Impact Clinical Trials Program for the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). She also serves as chair of the Experimental Therapeutics Network for Cancer Care Ontario. Prior to joining NCIC CTG, Dr. Dancey served as the associate chief of the investigational drug branch of the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program at the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Dancey has achieved international recognition for her work in new anti-cancer drug development, linking drug and biomarker development and associated clinical trials methodology. In addition to holding a Senior Investigator Award from the OICR, Dr. Dancey has been the principal investigator for projects that have garnered more than $25 million in grant funding, she has authored/co-authored 141 publications in peer-review journals and 23 book chapters, and she has been an invited speaker and chair for local, national and international meetings.

In making this announcement, the provost wishes to express appreciation to Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer for the excellent leadership she has been providing as interim director of NCIC CTG. Dr. Eisenhauer will continue to serve in this capacity until August 31, 2014.

Committees

Headship Search Committee — Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Upon completion of his current term as head of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine on June 30, 2014, Victor Tron will assume the position of chief of laboratory medicine and pathobiology at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

In accordance with the Senate document governing the appointment of clinical/academic department heads, a headship search committee is being established to consider the current state and future prospects of the department and to make a recommendation to the board chairs of the participating hospitals and the provost and vice-principal (academic) of Queen’s on its future leadership.

Faculty, staff, students, residents and all other members of the hospital and university communities are invited to nominate members of the faculty and heads of clinical departments for membership on the committee. Nominations are to be directed by Friday, April 25, 2014 to Dean Richard Reznick, c/o Gail Knutson, Faculty of Health Sciences, Macklem House, 18 Barrie Street, or by e-mail to gail.knutson@queensu.ca.

Review of the Hannah Chair for the History of Medicine

The Faculty of Health Sciences is conducting a review of the Hannah Chair for the History of Medicine at Queen’s University. Jacalyn Duffin is the incumbent Hannah Professor for the History of Medicine and has been since 1988.

The membership of the review committee includes:

  • Robert C. Engen, PhD Candidate, Department of History
  • Leslie V. Flynn, Vice-Dean Education, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Stephen Joza, Undergraduate Medical Student
  • Alistair MacLeod, Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy
  • Stephen C. Pang, Professor, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Susan P. Phillips, Professor, Department of Family Medicine
  • Iain D. Young (chair), Executive Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

To inform its deliberations, the committee is seeking input regarding the following:

  • The contributions of the Hannah Chair to education and scholarship at Queen’s; and/or
  • The opportunities and challenges associated with the delivery of History of Medicine curricula in undergraduate medical programs.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit comments on the Hannah Chair to the Chair of the Review Committee, Iain Young, c/o Gail Knutson, Faculty of Health Sciences, Macklem House, 18 Barrie Street, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 or electronically to gail.knutson@queensu.ca. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Responses will be held in confidence and shared only with the members of the review committee; anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Nominations

Honorary degree nomination period now open

Information and nomination forms for 2015 honorary degrees is now available on the University Secretariat website or by contacting the University Secretariat at 613-533-6095. Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 8, 2014.

Staff opening on Senate

Nominations are requested for one staff member to serve on Senate for a term effective immediately to August 31, 2016.

The nomination form and information on the process are available on the University Secretariat website or by contacting the University Secretariat at 613-533-6095.

Nominations must be received at the University Secretariat (153 Richardson Hall) by 4 pm on Friday, May 9, 2014.

2014 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision

The School of Graduate Studies invites nominations of faculty members for consideration for the 2014 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision. The purpose of this award is to recognize those outstanding supervisors who demonstrate excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring their graduate students. Visit the SGS website for guidelines, the nomination form, and tips for preparing nomination packages. Nomination packages should be submitted to the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Gordon Hall 425, by 4 pm on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

Brockington Visitorship, the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship and the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund

The Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) is calling for proposals for the Brockington Visitorship, the Chancellor Dunning Trust and the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund. Please send one electronic copy of submissions to vptl@queensu.ca

The Brockington Visitorship
The Provost’s Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts invites nominations for the Brockington Visitorship. The terms of reference are “to invite a person of international distinction to come to Queen’s University to deliver a public lecture and to meet formally and informally with faculty and students.” Online proposals will be accepted for up to $7,000. Deadline: April 23, 2014.

The Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship
The Provost’s Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts invites nominations for the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship. The terms of reference are “to identify and invite a person of distinction to be the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lecturer. The Chancellor Dunning Lecturer will be expected to deliver a public lecture that promotes the understanding and appreciation of the supreme importance of the dignity, freedom and responsibility of the individual person in human society.” Online proposals will be accepted for up to $16,000. Deadline: April 23, 2014.

George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund
This fund provides grants to support public performances and exhibitions for the benefit of the Queen’s and broader Kingston communities. Online applications are welcome from Queen’s community members. Course-related activities and projects that focus on research, composition, creation or production do not qualify for support. Deadline: April 23, 2014.

 

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