For the Record: October 18, 2012
Faculty of Health Sciences
Michael A. Adams — Head, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Adams as the inaugural head of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences for an initial term from October 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017. Dr. Adams has been in the role of interim head of the department since November 1, 2010.
After completing his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Western Ontario in 1985, Dr. Adams spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Baker Medical Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. He joined Queen’s University in 1988 as an assistant professor, initially with a joint appointment between the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Adams was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor in in 1994 and to professor in 1998. He was appointed as the acting head of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology during the 2009-2010 academic year and as interim head of the newly integrated Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences in November 2010.
Dr. Adams is widely known and respected as a productive researcher and leading expert on the causes and consequences of cardiovascular and kidney disease, sexual dysfunction, and the development of new therapeutic strategies in prevention and treatment. His reputation as an educator is equally recognized. He has been instrumental in establishing and delivering multi-disciplinary cardiovascular science courses in numerous undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and he is a leading innovator in the use of online technologies for course delivery.
Dr. Adams’ work as a scholar and teacher has been recognized with numerous awards, including a PMAC/HRF-Medical Research Council of Canada Career Award in Medicine, the Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Medical Research, and two Faculty of Health Sciences Education Awards.
In making this announcement, Dr. Harrison would like to thank Dr. Adams for his leadership during the transition of the basic sciences departments in the School of Medicine to the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences.
Other appointments in the Faculty of Health Sciences:
- Laura S. Marcotte, Medicine-General Internal Medicine (September 1, 2012)
- Marcia L.P. Finlayson, School of Rehabilitation Therapy (September 17, 2012)
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
- Ursula Thorley, Assistant Professor, Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining (October 1, 2012)
Principal's Advisory Committee — Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
Principal Daniel Woolf is pleased to announce the membership of the committee which he has asked to advise him on the present state and future prospects of Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science and its leadership.
The membership of the committee is as follows:
- Brenda Brouwer, Vice-Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies
- Irène Bujara, Director, Human Rights and Equity Offices
- Cynthia Fekken, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
- David Hanes, Professor, Department of Physics
- Tom Harris, Vice-Principal (Advancement)
- Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) – Chair
- Adnan Husain, Associate Professor, Department of History
- Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research)
- Lisa Neumann, Senior Staffing Officer, F300, Faculty of Arts and Science
- Kathy O’Brien, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) - Secretary
- Laurene Ratcliffe, Professor, Department of Biology
- Brenda Ravenscroft, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
- Donato Santeramo, Acting Department Head, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
- David Saunders, Dean, School of Business
- Jill Scott, Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
- Matthew Scribner, President, Society of Professional and Graduate Students
- Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs
- John Whittaker, President, Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS)
- Kimberly Woodhouse, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science