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Team Visiting Falkland Islands Renews Program Relationships

Dr. Michael Green, Dr. Geoff Hodgetts, Dr. Brent Wolfrom and Allen McAvoy, Strategic Relations Manager, visited the Falkland Islands in February 2018. Recognizing faculty changes since the 2015 launch of the department’s Falkland Islands-Queen’s Family Medicine rotation, the visit provided an opportunity to oversee the transition of program management. During the visit, the team met with government and hospital staff to discuss the program, renew links, and consider potential expansions between Queen’s and the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley, the Falklands Islands.  

Dr. Ian Casson Receives Steve Cutway Accessibility Award

The Human Rights and Equity Offices at Queen’s University announced Dr. Ian Casson as the 2017 recipient of the Steve Cutway Accessibility Award. Established in 2008, the award acknowledges the efforts of faculty, staff and students who demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, innovation and commitment to creating a learning and work environment in which persons with disabilities at Queen’s enjoy full participation.  

Drs. Karen Schultz and Eva Purkey Receive CFPC Awards

Dr. Karen Schultz, Program Director, Postgraduate Education, and Dr. Eva Purkey, Program Director, Global Health, received Canadian Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) recognition at Family Medicine Forum on November 11, 2017. 

Dr. José Pereira Inaugural Gilchrist Chair in Palliative Care Research

Dr. José Pereira has joined the department's Bowmanville-Oshawa-Lakeridge site as inaugural Gilchrist Chair in Palliative Care Research, Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Pereira is recognized for his outstanding achievements and dedication to his work in family medicine and palliative care. Read Dean Richard Reznick’s announcement about this appointment here. (Posted August 2017)
 

Dr. Karen Schultz Earns CFPC Leadership Award

Dr. Karen Schultz has earned this year's College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Jim Ruderman Academic Family Medicine Leadership Award. Named in honour of Dr. Jim Ruderman, Chief of Family Medicine at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital (WCH) from 1992 to 2014, this award recognizes outstanding family physician academics who embody qualities including wisdom, equanimity, compassion, and the capacity to attract and mentor talented individuals and forge them into a dynamic and productive team. (Posted July 2017)

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