Queen's University

For the Record: June 26, 2014

Date: 
Thu, 06/26/2014

Appointments

John Rudan reappointed Head, Department of Surgery

John Rudan has been reappointed as head of the Department of Surgery at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care Centre for a second five-year term from July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2019. These reappointments are announced by, Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen's; Sherri McCullough, Tom Buchanan and Glen Wood, chairs of the boards of directors for Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care.

After graduating from Queen's with a bachelor's degree in life sciences in 1976 and an MD in 1981, Dr. Rudan completed postgraduate training in orthopaedics at Queen's and as a McLaughlin Fellow at the University of Toronto. He was appointed assistant professor of surgery at Queen's in 1988, promoted to associate professor in 1994 and to professor in 2004.

A pioneer in computed-assisted surgical techniques, Dr. Rudan was a leader in the creation of the Clinical Mechanics Group, now known as the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC), at Queen's. He was co-applicant on two Canadian Foundation for Innovation projects that established HMRC and the OR 2010. He has also led or co-investigated studies involving more than $9 million in funding from sources including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Dr. Rudan also holds 11 patents as a co-inventor and he has produced nearly 130 refereed papers for publication in national and international journals and conferences.

Dr. Rudan supervises students, residents and fellows in surgery as well as graduate students in engineering, computer science, rehabilitation therapy and physical and health education. He has served as the vice-chair of the Orthopaedics Oral Examination Committee for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and as vice-president and president of the Clinical Teachers’ Association at Queen's. He has lectured at more than 20 universities in Canada and the United States.

Dr. Lois Shepherd appointed Interim Head, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Lois Shepherd has been appointed interim head of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care for a one-year term from July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2015. These appointments are announced by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen's, and Sherri McCullough, Tom Buchanan and Glen Wood, chairs of the boards of directors for Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care.

After graduating from Bishop's University with a bachelor's degree (honours) in biochemistry, Dr. Shepherd received her MDCM from McGill University. She completed postgraduate training in internal medicine, pathology and hematopathology in Calgary and Vancouver as well as at the University of Oxford, the University of Ottawa and Queen's which was followed by a two-year fellowship in leukemia research also at Queen’s.

Appointed in 1988 as a physician co-ordinator with the NCIC Clinical Trials Group and clinical associate in the Department of Pathology at Queen’s, Dr. Shepherd has risen through progressive academic ranks, receiving promotion to the rank of professor in 2006. Dr. Shepherd holds cross-appointments in the departments of medicine and oncology and, since 1991, she has also served as the medical director of the Blood Bank at Kingston General Hospital.

Active in advancing her profession, Dr. Shepherd has served on or chaired numerous committees at local, regional, provincial and national levels including as chair of the advisory committee on transfusion medicine at Kingston General Hospital, the hematopathology section of the Canadian Association of Pathology, and for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada review and professional examination committees. She was the chair of the Canadian Society of Transfusion Medicine, and is currently the chair of the Intravenous Gammaglobulin Advisory Panel for Ontario.

As an educator, Dr. Shepherd has made significant contributions to the undergraduate Phase II teaching program in hematopathology and to the postgraduate programs having served as program director for the hematopathology and general pathology training programs. As a highly productive and internationally recognized researcher, she has been an investigator on numerous studies and clinical trials involving treatments for leukemia, breast cancer and lymphoma. She has published 113 papers, 179 abstracts, posters and presentations and she has delivered 36 invited lectures.

In making this announcement, the provost and board chairs wish to express their appreciation for the outstanding leadership provided by Dr. Victor Tron during his term as head of the department.

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.

Notices

Renewal, tenure, promotion applications

Under the terms of the collective agreement between Queen’s and Queen’s University Faculty Association for faculty, librarians and archivists, Aug. 15 is the deadline for regular faculty to apply for renewal, tenure or promotion; librarians and archivists to apply for renewal, continuing appointment or promotion; and adjuncts to apply for promotion

Members must notify their unit head of their intent to apply for renewal, tenure, continuing appointment,
or promotion by July 1.

Articles that refer to these procedures:

Article 24 – Employment Equity;
Article 30 – Renewal, Tenure and Promotion for Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty Members;
Article 31 – Renewal, Continuing Appointment and Promotion for Librarian and Archivist Members;
Article 32.6 – Promotion for Adjunct Members.
 

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