In March, incoming Dean of Health Sciences Jane Philpott began serving at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Markham Stouffville Hospital in Markham, Ontario where she was previously on staff. In April, Dr. Philpott then went to work at Participation House, a Markham residential facility for adults with intellectual and development disabilities. Almost all 42 residents of the group home were infected with COVID-19; Dr. Philpott led a team to provide medical care there.
Dr. Philpott spent 30 years in family medicine and global health. She looks forward to taking up her position as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine on July 1.