Queen's University

For the Record: September 20, 2012

Date: 
Thu, 09/20/2012

Announcements

Dean of the Faculty of Law

William Flanagan’s term as dean of the Faculty of Law ends on June 30, 2013. Mr. Flanagan has indicated that he does not wish to be considered for another term as dean.

In accordance with the procedures established by Senate, a committee chaired by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), will be established to advise the Principal on the present state and future prospects of the Faculty of Law and on the selection of the dean. Members of the university community are also invited to offer comments on the present state and future prospects of the Faculty of Law and the deanship. These comments should be submitted in writing to Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), via barb.paquette@queensu.ca by September 21, 2012. Respondents are asked to state whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.

Suggestions of individuals who might serve on this committee may also be submitted to barb.paquette@queensu.ca by September 21, 2012.

PARTEQ Board welcomes three new directors

Experts in knowledge management, intellectual property, and corporate communications are the newest members of the Board of Directors of PARTEQ Innovations, the technology transfer office of Queen’s University. 

Yolande Chan (Queen’s School of Business), Ronald Dimock (Dimock, Stratton LLP) and Daniel Tisch (Argyle Communications) begin their three-year terms this month.

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Appointments

Faculty of Health Sciences

Stephen L. Archer — Head, Department of Medicine

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, are pleased to announce that Stephen Archer has been appointed as Head of Medicine at Queen's University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, and Providence Care for an initial term from November 1, 2012 to June 30, 2018.

Dr. Archer was awarded his MD at Queen’s University in 1981 as a Gold Medal in Medicine recipient. After interning at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, British Columbia, he completed his training in medicine and cardiology at the University of Minnesota. He joined the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1988, attaining the rank of associate professor in 1992 and professor in 1997.

Dr. Archer also worked as a staff cardiologist and director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 1988 to 1997. In 1998, he was appointed as professor of medicine and physiology, Heart and Stroke Chair in Cardiovascular Research, and director of the Cardiology Division at the University of Alberta. In 2007, Dr. Archer assumed the role of Harold Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine and director of the Heart and Vascular Research Group at the University of Chicago. From 2007 to 2010, he also served as chief of the Cardiology Section at the University of Chicago. In 2008, he was selected as a Pritzker Scholar at the University of Chicago.

An internationally renowned cardiologist and translational physician-scientist, accomplished author and dedicated educator, Dr. Archer’s clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension, persistent ductus arteriosus, strategies for improving cardiovascular care, and training the next generation of physician-scientists. He has published 200 papers and his translational cardiovascular research has been recognized with numerous awards, including most recently in 2011 the Distinguished Scientist Award in the Translation Domain from the American College of Cardiology. His discovery of an epigenetic basis for pulmonary hypertension was selected by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute as one of their Top Discoveries of 2010. He also is the recipient of the 2004 Research Achievement Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the 2011 Award of Merit from the Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute.

He is the past chair of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care Council and past-president of the Chicago Board of the AHA. In the latter capacity he led the AHA, Chicago Affiliates participation in the creation of a regional system of care for patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (Mission Lifeline), culminating in system implementation in May 2012. In recognition of this achievement he has been named the Chicago AHA Coeur d’Or recipient for 2013.

In making this announcement, the Provost and Board Chairs would like to express their appreciation to Dr. John McCans for his excellent leadership and many contributions during the 10 years he served as head of the Department of Medicine.

Glenn D. Brown — reappointed as Head, Department of Family Medicine

Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), and Sherri McCullough, Tom Buchanan and Glen Wood, chairs of the boards of directors for Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, and Providence Care, are pleased to announce that Glenn Brown has been reappointed as Head of Family Medicine at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care for a second term from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017. Dr. Brown was first appointed head of the department on July 1, 2007.

After graduating from McMaster University, Dr. Brown completed his residency training in family medicine and enhanced skills in anesthesia and emergency medicine at Queen’s. He subsequently spent a number of years delivering family medicine and anesthesia services in northern Ontario and as a family physician in Napanee. Dr. Brown served as chief of staff at Lennox and Addington County General Hospital in Napanee and as director of emergency medicine.

Dr. Brown was cross-appointed to the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine in 2008 and he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2009. Prior to his appointment as head of department, Dr. Brown served as a preceptor for residents and medical students in the Queen’s Family Medicine program. He was also the departmental director of postgraduate education from 1997 to 2003 with responsibility for the Enhanced Skills Program, the first program of its kind in Canada to receive full accreditation. Dr. Brown has also served as departmental director of medical education.

Dr. Brown is a founding member of the Healthcare Network of Eastern Ontario, which was a pre-cursor to the now established Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN). He was the founding chair of the Primary Health Care Council for the South East LHIN, he is the Canadian representative for the Association of Chairs of Family Medicine (Canada) to the American Association of Departments of Family Medicine. He is the chair of the Family Medicine Council of the Ontario Faculties of Medicine. A highly productive and esteemed scholar, Dr. Brown has frequently been invited to speak at conferences and seminars in Canada and the United States and is involved internationally in health policy issues related to primary care and public health.

William Pickett — Head, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology

Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), is pleased to announce that William Pickett has been appointed as head of the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Queen's University for an initial term from January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018.

Dr. Pickett completed his post-secondary education at three Ontario universities receiving a BSc in biology from the University of Guelph in 1984, an MSc in epidemiology from Queen’s in 1990, and a PhD in preventive medicine from the University of Toronto in 1995. Following the receipt of his PhD, he joined the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Queen’s, with a special joint appointment with the Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Health. In 1999, Dr. Pickett joined Queen’s full-time, being promoted to associate professor in 2000 and to professor in 2008. he also holds a cross‐appointment in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s and an adjunct appointment in the Department of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.

Maintaining an active program of research in the areas of child health, injury control science, and applied emergency medicine research, Dr. Pickett has undertaken significant studies funded by a number of agencies, including the Canadian Institute for Health Research, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Career Scientist Program. He has published 190 articles in peer‐reviewed journals as well as numerous abstracts, editorials, case reports and book chapters, in non‐peer reviewed journals.

Since 1996, Dr. Pickett has delivered 14 courses to graduate level students primarily involving epidemiological methods. He has received several departmental awards for graduate teaching and supervision and he continues to supervise a number of undergraduate and graduate students. He served as the director of the MSc Program in epidemiology at Queen’s from 2007-11, and has been an active contributor to the department’s teaching programs in undergraduate life sciences and medicine.

In making this announcement, Dr. Harrison would like to extend his sincere appreciation to Dr. William Mackillop for the outstanding leadership that he has provided to the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology since January 2002.

Dr. Roumen Milev — reappointed as Head, Department of Psychiatry

Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), and Sherri McCullough, Tom Buchanan and Glen Wood, chairs of the boards of directors for Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, and Providence Care are pleased to announce that Roumen Milev has been reappointed as head of psychiatry at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care for a second term from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017. Dr. Milev was first appointed head of the department on October 1, 2007. Dr. Milev is also the program medical director of mental health for Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital.

Dr. Milev obtained his medical degree, doctorate in forensic psychiatry, and specialty in psychiatry in Sofia, Bulgaria. He subsequently re-trained in psychiatry and was appointed as a lecturer at Leeds University in England. He relocated to Canada in 1995 to take up a position as clinical lecturer in psychiatry with the University of Saskatchewan in Regina. He was promoted to clinical assistant professor in 2000. Dr. Milev came to Queen’s in 2001 as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He was promoted to associate professor in 2005 and to full professor in 2009. Dr. Milev also holds a cross-appointment in the Department of Psychology. He has served as chair of the Division of Adult Treatment and Rehabilitation Psychiatry, deputy head of department for the Providence Care Site, and program clinical director for the Adult Treatment and Rehabilitation Services Program.

Dr. Milev was instrumental in the development of a nationally and internationally recognized Mood Disorders Research and Treatment Service at Queen’s, and he has a consistent record of scholarly publication. He serves on or chairs numerous committees and he is frequently invited to speak at conferences in Canada and internationally.

Dr. Milev’s scholarship and contributions to the education of medical students and residents has been recognized internationally. Dr. Milev has been elected by his peers as a Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association, the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), and as an inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

Ralph M. Meyer — reappointed Edith and Carla Eisenhauer Chair in Clinical Cancer Research and Director, NCIC Clinical Trials Group

Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), is very pleased to announce the reappointment of Ralph Meyer as holder of the Edith and Carla Eisenhauer Chair in Clinical Cancer Research and as director of the NCIC Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG) for a second term from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017.

After attending the University of Guelph, Dr. Meyer undertook his undergraduate medical training at McMaster University, receiving his MD in 1978. Following his internship at the Ottawa General Hospital, he completed his residency training in both internal medicine and hematology at McMaster. He joined the faculty in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University in 1984 where he rose through the ranks, attaining the rank of professor in 1997. He served as head of the Hematology Program at the Juravinski Cancer Centre from 1999 to 2006, as director of the Division of Hematology in the Department of Medicine from 2000 to 2006, and as director of the Division of Hematology for the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program from 2000 to 2006.

Dr. Meyer was recruited to Queen’s from McMaster in April 2006 as director designate of the NCIC CTG. He assumed the dual role of holder of the Eisenhauer Chair and Director of the NCIC CTG in April 2007. A tenured professor in the Department of Oncology, Dr. Meyer also holds cross-appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology. As a hematologist, he also holds appointments in hematology and medical oncology at Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and the Cancer Centre of South Eastern Ontario.

As director of the NCIC CTG, Dr. Meyer is responsible for ensuring the quality of its scientific agenda and operational processes. He also takes an active part in the development, execution and analysis of many of the group's trials. His own research interests are in the hematologic malignancies and the generation of clinical trials evidence for use in health care policies. He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and, in 2008, Dr. Meyer’s scholarly contributions were recognized with the Lymphoma Foundation Canada Commitment Award.

Notices

City seeks interested citizens to serve on committees

The City of Kingston is looking for 53 Kingston residents to sit on several different boards, commissions or committees that help conduct and advise on the work of the city.

The city will host a volunteer recruitment information sharing event on September 25 at 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St. The deadline for committee applications is September 28.

At the volunteer recruitment event, the public will have an opportunity to meet elected officials and senior staff, and to speak informally with chairs and vice chairs. There will also be formal presentations about the Corporate Strategic Plan and volunteerism, as well as committee chair remarks. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

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