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Champion of health research steps down

Roger Deeley is stepping down down from his combined roles of Vice President, Health Sciences Research, Kingston Health Sciences Centre; President and CEO, KGH Research Institute; and Vice-Dean, Research, Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

Roger Deeley. Photo by Matt Manor/KHSC

Dr. Deeley arrived at Queen’s University in 1980 from the U.S. National Cancer Institute. In the nearly 40 years since then he has played a leading role in transforming the health research landscape at Queen’s and partnering research hospitals. 

Away from his many administrative roles Dr. Deeley is a world-renowned cancer biologist. A former Stauffer Chair at Queen’s, Dr. Deeley published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Since his arrival at Queen’s he has maintained a highly successful research career studying mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapeutics.

In 2005 he received the Robert L. Noble Prize presented by the National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society and in 2007 received a National Cancer Institute of Canada’s Diamond Jubilee Award, both for outstanding contributions to cancer research. In 2014 he was appointed to the Royal Society of Canada.

To learn more about Dr. Deeley and his contributions to Queen’s read this blog written by Dr. Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences.