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Anne K. Ellis – James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases and Allergy Research, Faculty of Health Sciences

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne K. Ellis as the James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases and Allergy Research for the Faculty of Health Sciences. This appointment is for a five-year period from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2020.

After graduating in 1995 with her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Guelph, Dr. Ellis came to Queen’s University to pursue her Doctor of Medicine, graduating from the School of Medicine in 1999. She completed her residency at Queen’s University in Internal Medicine in 2003, followed by a research fellowship in Queen’s Department of Medicine’s Division of Allergy and Immunology. In 2004, Dr. Ellis became a fellow in training with the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at McMaster University, completing her training in 2006. Shortly afterwards, she completed her Master of Science at McMaster University, graduating in 2008.

From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Ellis was appointed as a clinical scholar with McMaster University’s Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She returned to Queen’s University in 2008 as an assistant professor in the Division of Allergy and Immunology within the Department of Medicine, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. She was promoted to associate professor in 2012. Her position is one of a clinician scientist with 75 per cent protected time for research. 

She has served as the chair of the Division of Allergy and Immunology since May 2010, and is the director of the Allergy Research Unit of Kingston General Hospital; the flagship of this research program being the Environmental Exposure Unit (EEU), an internationally recognized and validated controlled allergen challenge model of allergic rhinitis. She is also the co-director of the Allergic Rhinitis Clinical Investigator Collaborative (AR-CIC), a national multi-centre network of allergic rhinitis researchers, which receives federal funding via AllerGen NCE. 

Dr. Ellis also runs a basic science research program centered on the Kingston Allergy Birth Cohort study, a prospective birth cohort that has enrolled over 400 pregnant women to date, in order to study umbilical cord blood biomarkers that could be predictive of future atopic disease in childhood. She has gained particular expertise in the evaluation of epigenetic modifications as they relate to atopic risk and also epigenetic changes that occur as a result of allergic inflammation.   

At Queen’s, Dr. Ellis has overseen the studies and work of more than 60 students, residents, and other trainees. She served from September 2009 until June 2015 on the FHS Research Advisory Council, and currently sits on the FHS Industry Liasion Council. She has also served as the chair of the Annual Resident Research Day for the Department of Medicine since 2011.

Outside Queen’s University, Dr. Ellis is an associate editor of Annals of Allergy, and sits on the Board of Directors for both Clinical Trials Ontario, and the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She is also an editorial board member of Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology, and an editor-at-large for the World Allergy Organization Journal.

Dr. Ellis is an active member of eight organizations, including the Ontario Medical Association, the Canadian Medical Association, and the Canadian Thoracic Society. She is also a Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 

Dr. Ellis has been invited to lecture more than 70 times, and is a named author of more than 60 publications. She has also presented 100 abstracts at scientific conferences.

Mary Acreman – Interim Director, Counselling Services

Mary Acreman, a senior counsellor in Health, Counselling and Disability Services, has been appointed interim director of Counselling Services, following the retirement of Mike Condra. The recruitment process to fill the positions of director, Counselling Services, and executive director of the Wellness Centre are ongoing.

Successful Candidates

Job Title: Assistant Coach - Football 
Department: Athletics & Recreation 
Competition: 2015-088 
Successful Candidate: Ben D'Andrea

Job Title: Program Associate (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Biology 
Competition: 2015-083 
Successful Candidate: Laura Nagel

Job Title: Departmental Assistant (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Campus Planning and Development 
Competition: 2015-119 
Successful Candidate: Kathy Polywkan (Campus Planning and Development)

Job Title: Privacy Officer 
Department: Legal Counsel & University Secretariate 
Competition: 2015-060 
Successful Candidate: Carolyn Ann Heald

Job Title: Intake Coordinator (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Queen's Student Accessibility Services 
Competition: 2015-143 
Successful Candidate: Nicole Begin (Diability Services)

Job Title: Registered Practical Nurse (OPSEU) 
Department: Family Medicine 
Competition: 2015-106 
Successful Candidate: Amy VanKoughnett

Job Title: Registered Nurse (ONA) 
Department: Family Medicine - Queen's Family Health Team 
Competition: 2015-109 
Successful Candidate: Kayla Purdon

Job Title: Coordinator, International Projects & Events (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Office of the Provost & Vice Principal (Academic) 
Competition: 2015-074 
Successful Candidate: Csilla Volford

Job Title: Film and Media Video Technician (CUPE Local 254) 
Department: Film and Media 
Competition: 2015-129 
Successful Candidate: Ryan Randall

Job Title: Receptionist (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Financial Services 
Competition: 2015-150 
Successful Candidate: Withdrawn

Job Title: Research Administrator 
Department: Department of Physics/SNO Lab 
Competition: 2015-075 
Successful Candidate: Julie McDonald

Job Title: Project Engineer (Tellurium Purification) 
Department: Physics- SNO Lab 
Competition: 2014-205 
Successful Candidate: Doug Horne

Job Title: Assistant Coach, Football 
Department: Athletics & Recreation 
Competition: 2015-088 
Successful Candidate: Alex Vertullo

Job Title: Senior Research Engineer 
Department: School of Computing 
Competition: 2014-319 
Successful Candidate: Withdrawn

Job Title: Administrative Coordinator (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Agnes Etherington Art Centre 
Competition: 2015-112 
Successful Candidate: Diana Gore

Job Title: Admission Representative (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Office of the University Registrar - Undergraduate Admission 
Competition: 2015-067 
Successful Candidate: Rya Marrelli

Job Title: Associate Director/Practice Manager 
Department: Regional Assessment Resource Centre 
Competition: 2014-181 
Successful Candidate: Rina Gupta

Job Title: Electrical Engineer 
Department: Physical Plant Services 
Competition: 2014-273 
Successful Candidate: Dan Belisle

Job Title: Financial Assistant (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Queen's School of Business 
Competition: 2015-140A 
Successful Candidate: Jennifer Miller (The Monieson Centre)

Job Title: Study Coordinator 
Department: NCIC - Clinical Trials Group 
Competition: 2015-134 & 2015-R016 
Successful Candidate: Paul Stos (NCIC - Clinical Trials Group)