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Ian Janssen presents to the Senate Committee

Ian Janssen presents to the Senate Committee


On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Ian Janssen spoke to the Senate committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology.  The committee is conducting a study on the increasing incidence of obesity in Canada: causes, consequences and the way forward. Ian was invited to attend as an expert witness and to report and answer questions on the increasing prevalence of obesity, causes of obesity and approaches government can use to address obesity.

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Alex Phillips successfully defends her MSc thesis

Alex Phillips successfully defends her MSc thesis


On Tuesday October 28, 2014, MSc candidate Alex Phillips successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Alex's thesis title was Intimacy of contact with people with emotional or mental health problems and expectation of negative public attitudes towards people with depression. She was supervised by Dr. Heather Stuart, and her examiners were Drs. Deborah Tregunno (School of Nursing), Linda Levesque (PHS), Virginie Cobigo (PHS), and Paul Peng (PHS). Congratulations Alex.

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Christopher Booth announced as a Canada Research Chair

Christopher Booth announced as a Canada Research Chair 


Christopher Booth (Oncology) has been named the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Population Cancer Care. Dr. Booth is a medical oncologist with Kingston General Hospital, a clinician-scientist at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario and an associate professor at Queen’s. The focus of Dr. Booth’s research program is to evaluate the effectiveness of new therapies in the general population and the quality of care delivered to patients in routine clinical practice.

“Being awarded the Canada Research Chair in Population Cancer Care is a tremendous honour and will make a major contribution to our research program,” says Dr. Booth. “I am fortunate at Queen’s to work within the Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, which is a world-class research unit dedicated to the study of cancer care and outcomes in the ‘real world.’”

By Rosie Hales, Communications Officer

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Maya Djerboua successfully defends her MSc thesis

 

On Friday October 10, 2014, MSc candidate Maya Djerboua successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Maya's thesis title was Physical fighting and fighting-related injuries among Canadian adolescents: A demographic analysis and assessment of the effects of family affluence. She was supervised by Drs. Colleen Davison and Bingshu Chen, and her examiners were Drs. Deborah Tregunno (School of Nursing), Wendy Craig (Psychology), Duncan Hunter (PHS), and Keyue Ding (PHS). Congratulations Maya.

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Heather Worthington successfully defends her MSc thesis

On Friday October 3, 2014, MSc candidate Heather Worthington successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Heather's thesis title was Hospital Post-Cardiac Arrest Patient Volume and Key Feature of Post-Cardiac Arrest Care. She was supervised by Drs. Steve Brooks and Will Pickett, and her examiners were Drs. Joan Almost (School of Nursing), Diane Lougheed (Medicine), Michael Green (PHS), and Paul Peng (PHS). Heather has gained employment with UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research as a Research Coordinator. Congratulations Heather.

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Michelle McMillan successfully defends her thesis

On Monday, September 29, 2014, MSc candidate Michelle McMillan successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Michelle's thesis title was Biomechanical exposures and work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Saskatchewan Farmers. She was supervised by Drs. Will Pickett and Catherine Trask (University of Saskatchewan), and her examiners were Drs. Rosemary Lysaght (School of Rehabilitation Therapy), Liz VanDenKerkhof (School of Nursing), Bingshu Chen (PHS), and Linda Levesque (PHS). Congratulations Michelle.

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Yvonne DeWit successfully defends her thesis

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, MSc candidate Yvonne Dewit successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Yvonne's thesis title was High Risk Environments and Agricultural Injuries in Children, Youth, and Young Adults. She was supervised by Drs. Will Pickett and Josh Lawson (University of Saskatchewan), and her examiners were Drs. Kathleen Norman (School of Rehabilitation Therapy), Dana Edge (School of Nursing), Keyue Ding (PHS), and Colleen Davison (PHS). Congratulations Yvonne.

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John Queenan successfully defends his PhD thesis

On Monday September 8, 2014, PhD candidate John Queenan successfully defended his PhD thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  John's thesis title was Patient related diagnostic delay, symptom appraisals and lay consultation in head and neck cancer. He was supervised by Drs. Patti Groome and Ben Gottlieb, and his examiners were Drs. Paul Allison (Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University), Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof (Nursing), ​Khaled Zaza (Oncology), Will King (PHS), and Will Pickett (PHS). John will continue to work at the Centre for Studies in Primary Care, Queen's, as an Epidemiologist. Congratulations John. 

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