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    Faculty of Health Sciences

    Martin W. ten Hove appointed Ernie and Edna Johnson Chair in Ophthalmology

    Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), has appointed Martin ten Hove as holder of the Ernie and Edna Johnson Chair in Ophthalmology as of April 1, 2014.

    Following the receipt of his MD from Queen’s in 1989 and the completion of his post-graduate training in neuroophthalmology as a McLaughlin Fellow at the University of Miami in 1995, Dr. ten Hove returned to Queen’s as an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology. He was promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure in 2001. Dr. ten Hove currently serves as head of ophthalmology at Queen’s, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital.

    As an active researcher in the neural mechanisms underlying visual attention, Dr. ten Hove has often presented his work at national and international meetings. He has served on the examination committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, on the Royal College specialty committee for ophthalmology, and on the editorial boards for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology and the Journal of Neuroophthalmology. He has worked with ORBIS, the CNIB and the University of West Indies to bring tertiary level ophthalmology to remote locations to help fulfill their educational and clinical needs. Dr. ten Hove served as the department’s post-graduate program director from the time of his appointment until 2000. He also previously served as acting head from 2003 to 2004 and as deputy head from 2005 until 2012.

    Michael Green appointed chair in Applied Health Economics/Health Policy

    Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), has appointed Michael Green as holder of the Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s Chair in Applied Health Economics/Health Policy as of Nov. 1, 2014.

    Dr. Green completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of British Columbia in 1993 and his residency in family medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1995. Following eight years of active practice as a family physician at the Weeneebayko Hospital in Moose Factory, Ontario, including two years as head of family medicine and four years as chief of staff, he completed a master’s degree in public health with a focus on health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2002.

    Dr. Green was appointed as an adjunct member of faculty at Queen’s in 1995 and, in 2003, he was appointed to a full-time position as an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He was promoted to associate professor in 2009 and granted tenure in 2014. He also holds a cross-appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences.

    Dr. Green has been a core faculty member with the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) as well as a member of the Centre of Studies in Primary Care (CSPC) since 2003. Since 2009, he has been associate director of research for the Department of Family Medicine and for CSPC and an adjunct scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Dr. Green currently serves as director of the CHSPR.
    An active educator, Dr. Green has co-ordinated and taught courses in family medicine to medical students and residents and he has lectured to graduate students at the Queen’s School of Policy Studies and Department of Public Health Sciences. He supervised the scholarly work of five graduate students and 15 residents.

    Since 2003, Dr. Green has served as a consultant for both the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Health Canada and he was a member of the Ontario Expert Panel on Wait Times in Primary Care.

    Dr. Green’s research spans a broad range of health services and policy research areas with an emphasis on primary care, quality of care and patient safety, equity in health, and Aboriginal health. He has published 25 papers and has delivered more than 150 lectures and presentations across Canada and internationally.

    John F. Rudan appointed Britton Smith Chair in Surgery

    Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), has appointed John Rudan as holder of the Britton Smith Chair in Surgery as of June 1, 2014.

    After graduating from Queen’s with a BSc in Life Sciences in 1976 and an MD in 1981, Dr. Rudan completed post-graduate training in orthopaedics at Queen’s and as a McLaughlin Fellow at the University of Toronto. He was appointed as an assistant professor of surgery at Queen’s in 1988, promoted to associate professor in 1994, awarded tenure in 1999 and promoted to professor in 2004. Dr. Rudan is currently serving his second term as head of the Department of Surgery.

    Dr. Rudan was a leader in the creation of the Clinical Mechanics Group, now known as the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC), at Queen’s. He was co-applicant on two Canadian Foundation for Innovation projects that established HMRC and the OR 2010. Furthermore he has led or co-investigated studies involving more than $9 million in funding from sources including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Dr. Rudan also holds 11 patents as a co-inventor and he has produced nearly 130 refereed papers for publication and conferences in North America, Europe and Asia.

    Dr. Rudan supervises students and residents in surgery as well as graduate students in engineering, computer science, rehabilitation therapy and physical and health education. He has served as the vice-chair of the orthopaedics oral examination committee for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and as vice-president and president of the Clinical Teachers’ Association at Queen's. He has lectured at more than 20 universities in Canada and the United States.

    Faculty appointments

    • Vinay Kukreti, Assistant Professor, Paediatrics – Sept. 17, 2014
    • Javier Adrian Gutierrez, Assistant Professor, Paediatrics – Sept. 22, 2014
    • Mahmoud Sakran, Assistant Professor, Paediatrics – Sept. 22, 2014
    • Kirk R. Leifso, Assistant Professor, Paediatrics – Oct. 1, 2014
    • Jessica M. Trier, Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Oct. 1, 2014
    • Xi Wang, Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Radiology – Nov. 3, 2014


    Principal’s Advisory Committee – Vice-Principal (Research)

    Steven Liss’ term as Vice-Principal (Research) will end on Aug. 31, 2015.  Dr. Liss has indicated that he would consider a further term as vice-principal should it be the wish of the university community.  Principal Daniel Woolf is pleased to announce the membership of the committee that he has asked to advise him on the reappointment of Dr. Liss as vice-principal (research).

    Members are:

    • Irène Bujara, University Advisor on Equity
    • Wendy Craig, Interim Head, Psychology
    • Diane Davies, University Research Services
    • Roger Deeley, Queen’s Cancer Research Institute
    • Stephen Elliott, Dean, Faculty of Education
    • Michael Greenspan, Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Dinah Jansen, Vice-President (Graduate), SGPS
    • Shelly King, Head, English
    • Warren Mabee, Geography/School of Policy Studies
    • Patrick Martin, School of Computing
    • David Pattenden, Board of Trustees
    • Allison Williams, President, AMS
    • Rosie LaLande, Executive Assistant to the Principal (recording secretary)
    • Daniel Woolf, Principal (chair)

    Members of the university community are invited to submit their views on this reappointment and on the present state and future prospects of the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) to the principal via Rosie LaLande. Respondents are asked to state whether or not they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to members of the advisory committee. Letters should be submitted by Dec. 12, 2014.

    Headship review committee, Department of Diagnostic Radiology

    Annette McCallum’s first term as head of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology will conclude on June 30, 2015 and Dr. McCallum has indicated her willingness to be considered for reappointment.

    A joint headship review committee has been established in accordance with the reappointment process for heads of clinical departments. The committee’s role is to provide advice to the provost of Queen’s University and the board chairs of Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care on Dr. McCallum’s reappointment as well as on the present state and future prospects of the department. The membership of the committee is:

    •    Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick, Chief of Medical and Academic Affairs/Chief of Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital
    •    Dr. Richard K. Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Director, School of Medicine, Queen’s University
    •    Dr. John F. Rudan, Professor and Head, Department of Surgery
    •    Dr. Donald A.A. Soboleski, Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology
    •    Dr. C. Ruth Wilson, Vice President Medical and Academic Programs, Providence Care
    •    Dr. Iain D. Young (co-chair), Executive Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University
    •    Dr. David T. Zelt (co-chair), Executive Vice-President and Chief of Staff, Kingston General Hospital
    •    Mrs. Gail L. Knutson (secretary), Senior Staffing Officer, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University

    Faculty, staff, students, residents, members of the teaching hospitals and other members of the university and health science communities are invited to submit comments on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and its headship. Submissions are to be sent to the co-chairs by Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 c/o Gail Knutson, Faculty of Health Sciences, Macklem House, 18 Barrie Street, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 or via email. Responses received will remain confidential and shared only with the members of the review committee; anonymous submissions will not be considered.

    Human Resources

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    Pension plan AGM set for Dec. 5

    The annual meeting of the Queen's Pension Plan will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 at 1 pm in Ellis Hall Auditorium. All plan members, including retirees, are invited to attend. 

    One of the plan's investment counsellors, its actuarial consultant and members of pension committee are scheduled to attend and answer any questions. Members will also be given the opportunity to raise other matters relating to the Queen’s Pension Plan that may be of concern. 

    For more information, please contact the Pensions and Insurance Unit of Human Resources at ext. 32070.