Announcements

  • Dr. Amer Johri Demonstrates POCUS at Science Rendezvous

    Published Fri Jun 23rd 2017

    Dr. Amer Johri demonstrated POCUS at the Heart and Stroke Foundation booth at this year's Science Rendezvous held in Kingston. Dr. Johri used volunteer patients to demonstrate the technology to children.  One of his goals was to teach children about ultrasound and hopefully reduce fear induced by medical testing.     

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  • Dr. Mark Ormiston Receives CIHR Grant Studying the Role of Natural Killer Immune Cells in Lung Vascular Disease

    Published Fri Jun 23rd 2017

    Congratulations are extended to Dr. Mark Ormiston upon receipt of a CIHR grant entitled "Studying the Role of Natural Killer Immune Cells in Lung Vascular Disease". The abstract below explains the research being conducted by Dr. Ormiston. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a fatal disease that preferentially targets young women in their 30s and 40s. PAH involves a loss of blood vessels in the lung. This loss leads to increased stress on the right side of the heart and eventual...

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  • Dr. Stephen Vanner Receives CIHR Grant Novel signaling mechanisms leading to pain in irritable bowel syndrome

    Published Fri Jun 23rd 2017

    Congratulations are extended to Dr. Stephen Vanner upon receipt of a CIHR grant entitled "Novel signalling mechanisms leading to pain in irritable bowel syndrome". Below you will find an abstract providing additional information on this cutting edge research. The abstract below explains the research being conducted by Dr. Vanner.  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. It is extremely common, affecting over 10% of the a...

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  • Paula James Awarded Dr. Cecil Harris Award

    Published Fri Jun 23rd 2017

    Congratulations are extended to Dr. Paula James upon her receipt of the exclusive Dr. Cecil Harris Award.  The award is presented to a physician in recognition of distinguished contributions in the areas of research or advancement of the care of patients with inherited bleeding disorders. The Cecil Harris award has not been awarded for the past 10 years, a further testament to the achievements of Dr. James.Due to Dr. James' work with von Willebrand disease she has become known as an expe...

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  • Connell Award Recipients

    Published Fri Jun 23rd 2017

    Congratulations to Drs. Laura Milne and Gord Boyd on their receipt of Connell Awards!Dr. Laura Milne was the recipient of the Connell Award for Clinical Teaching. This award acknowledges excellence in the area of clinical teaching, and is voted on by the graduating class. Dr. Gord Boyd was the recipient of the Connell Award for lectureship.  This award acknowledges his excellence in classroom teaching and education and is voted on by the graduating class.  

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  • Dr. Christine D'Arsigny Awarded Critical Care Medicine Teaching Award

    Published Fri Jun 23rd 2017

    Congratulations are extended to Dr. Christine D'Arsigny upon her recent receipt of the Critical Care Medicine Teaching Award.  This award is voted upon by the fellows and is an honour to receive.  Dr. D'Arsigny regularly receives positive feedback and appreciation from the fellows for the extra time and thoughtfulness she provides in her teaching.

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  • Dr. Chris Simpson Awarded MSA Outstanding Clinician of the Year Award

    Published Fri Jun 23rd 2017

    Congratulations are extended to Dr. Chris Simpson on his receipt of the Medical Staff Association Outstanding Clinician Award. This award honours medical staff members in good standing with five or more years of service who demonstrate outstanding contributions to the medical community.Dr. Simpson was nominated in the "builder" category, which is reserved for physicians who have built an excellent hospital based clinical program that has enhanced patient care for the community and h...

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  • Aesculapian Awards Recipients

    Published Fri Jun 23rd 2017

    Congratulations to Drs. Moffatt, Lee and Holland on their recent receipt of Aesculapian Society Lectureship awards. These awards are given out to one or two professors each term.  The open nomination period allows all QMed students of that year to nominate a professor, followed by a vote for the successful recipient.  Term 1 Winner: Dr. HollandTerm 2 Winner: Dr. LeeTerm 3 Winners: Drs. Moffatt & HollandCongratulations on achieving this award!       

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  • Dr. Stephen LaHaye has been invited to join the Clinician Digital Health Council

    Published Fri Jun 23rd 2017

    Dr. Stephen LaHaye has been invited to join the Clinician Digital Health Council.  The mandate of the Council is to provide strategic advice to the Minister of Health on the implementation of the Digital Health Strategy as it pertains to clinician digital health, including maximizing the value of provincial investments in clinician digital health, and identifying, prioritizing and implementing health care priorities at the LHIN and LHIN sub-region levels.

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  • Laura Mantella Receives CIHR Doctoral Award 

    Published Fri Jun 23rd 2017

    Laura Mantella is a MD/PhD student at Queen’s University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Genetics from McMaster University in 2014 and also holds a Master of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Toronto, where she studied the role of long non-coding RNA in aortic aneurysm formation.Her current research at the Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen’s (CINQ) involves the use of contrast-enhanced u...

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  • Promotion Process 2017/18

    Published Wed Apr 19th 2017

    The promotion process for 2017/2018 is underway once again.  Some key dates to remember for this process are listed below: No later than August 1, appointees must advise the Department Head of their wish to be considered for promotion No later than August 15, the Department Head shall provide a list to the committee of those who wish to be considered No later than September 1, appointee provides CV, teaching dossier, summary of contributions and list of potential referees Special...

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  • Dr. Randy Wax Appointed as Regional Director of Clinical Education Queen's University and Lakeridge Health

    Published Wed Apr 19th 2017

    Dr. Randy Wax has been named Regional Director of Clinical Education, where he will oversee the training of more than 240 medical students and residents from Queen's University each year at Lakeridge Health. As Regional Director of Clinical Education, Dr. Wax will lead the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development education programs of Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences at Lakeridge Health. ...

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  • New Research Study Page on Departmental Website

    Published Wed Apr 19th 2017

    The Department of Medicine website has recently been modified to include a section on research studies underway in the Department of Medicine. This new feature is a way to advertise current or upcoming studies in search of participants. If you have a new or upcoming research study please send a PDF of your poster to Jill McCreary for inclusion on the website. Please be sure to list a contact person for your study so any questions can be directed appropriately. 

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  • Translational Institute of Medicine Granted Provisional Approval by Queen's Senate Advisory Committee

    Published Wed Mar 29th 2017

    On recommendation from Dr. Fisher and the Senate Advisory Research Committee (SARC), the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) has provided provisional approval for the establishment of Translational Institute of Medicine (TIME), a faculty-based research institute within Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS).Led by Dr. Stephen Vanner (Interim Director, TIME), the concept for TIME was first presented to the DOM Faculty members at the 2015 Fall Annual Retreat and was made strategic pri...

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  • Department of Medicine Award Winners

    Published Wed Mar 29th 2017

    The Department of Medicine Awards Ceremony (2nd attempt!) was held on January 27, 2017 after the cancellation of our first event in December due to an unforeseen power outage at the Isabel Bader.Nevertheless the event was a huge success and we thank all those who attended this event and enjoyed an evening of awards, celebration and of course dancing to the wonderful entertainment provided by our very own ODNT band!  We are proud to announce this year's Department of Medicine Award Winner...

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  • Dr. John Puxty Assumes Role of Clinical Director of Seniors Rehabilitative and Restorative Care

    Published Wed Mar 29th 2017

    The Department of Medicine extends congratulations to Dr. John Puxty on his new role as Clinical Director of Seniors Rehabilitative and Restorative Care at Providence Care Hospital (including Seniors Day Rehabilitation and Geriatric Medicine Clinics).This role is taken on in addition to his role as Divisional Chair of Geriatric Medicine here within the Department of Medicine.Dr. Chris Frank has agreed to overlap in the role until May 1, 2017 to help ensure a smooth transition to the new Provi...

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  • Barry Chan - Winner of the PARO Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award for Queen's University

    Published Wed Mar 29th 2017

    Congratulations to Dr. Barry Chan, Division of General Internal Medicine, on his recent receipt of the PARO Excellence in Clinical Teaching award.Dr. Chan is a passionate and inspirational teacher and his contributions to the Department of Medicine are appreciated.  He is a talented clinician and master educator within Queen's University and is making an impact each and every day.Congratulations Dr. Chan on this prestigious award.

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  • Call for Applications - 2017 Medical Education Development Fund

    Published Wed Mar 29th 2017

    SEAMO physicians interested in the opportunity to develop, upgrade or enhance their skills in medical education or medical education scholarship and research are invited to apply for the 2017 Medical Education Development Program (MEDP).The MEDP supports SEAMO's objective of building an academy of physician educational leaders and scholars with a critical mass sufficient to enable the continuous implementation of best principles and leading practices in medical education.  In 2017, $324,...

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  • Queen's Department of Medicine Launches New E-Newsletter

    Published Wed Feb 1st 2017

    The Department of Medicine is happy to announce the new launch of the Department of Medicine News.  This electronic newsletter will be sent to you periodically with news and announcements pertaining to the Department of Medicine.  We hope that you enjoy this new format and welcome your feedback and suggestions as well as suggested stories that you would like to see posted. Please contact Jill McCreary via email (jill.mccreary@queensu.ca) for suggestions on news stories to share.

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  • Dr. Chris Simpson Elected as the CMA Representative to the World Medical Association.

    Published Tue Dec 13th 2016

    The Department of Medicine is proud to announce that Dr. Chris Simpson has been elected as the CMA representative to the World Medical Association.Dr. Simpson is a member of the Division of Cardiology within the Department of Medicine, as well as the newly appointment Vice-Dean Clinical for the School of Medicine and Medical Director of SEAMO.    Dr. Simpson was selected by the CMA Board to serve as their representative to the World Medical Association in an observer capacity for ...

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  • Dr. Gord Boyd Publishes Study on Utilization of EEG in Canadian Intensive Care Units

    Published Mon Dec 12th 2016

    Dr. Gordon Boyd, member of the Division of Neurology at the Department of Medicine has published a study on the utilization of EEG in Canadian Intensive Care Units. Kingston General Hospital was the site lead for this study  Dr. Boyd and his team had previously shown that EEG may be an underutilized monitoring method in an ICU setting and chose to look into the pattern of EEG utilization in three academic ICUs in Ontario (with Kingston General Hospital being the lead site). Of note - ea...

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  • Queens iBook 'Electrocardiography in Practice: What to do?' seeing success on iTunes!

    Published Mon Dec 12th 2016

    Dr. Adrian Baranchuk alongside IM residents and Dr. Nadeau-Routhier are seeing immense success with their free iBook 'Electrocardiography in Practice: What to do?'.  The iBook has reached 1000 downloads worldwide in its first six months on iTunes. Congratulations to all involved in making this book such a success!To check out this book for yourself please go to:  https://itun.es/ca/QR6Wcb.n

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  • Dr. Stephen Vanner Announced as Recipient of the 2016 Prize for Excellence in Research

    Published Thu Oct 27th 2016

    Congratulations are extended to Dr. Stephen Vanner upon his receipt of the Queen's 2016 Prize for Research Excellence.  The Queen’s University Prizes for Excellence in Research are the highest form of research excellence recognition from Queen’s for research conducted at the University. The Prizes are awarded to outstanding Queen’s researchers and celebrate major research contributions either completed or recognized in recent years. The Prizes are awarded for res...

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  • Department of Medicine Resident Research Fair

    Published Wed Oct 5th 2016

    The Core Internal Medicine Residency Training Program & Department of Medicine teamed up to host the Resident Research Fair on September 27, 2016 in the Biosciences Atrium. The event was held in response to needs identified by resident leadership earlier this year, with the goal of improved research connections and collaboration between residents and faculty through networking, sharing best practices for new residents’ approach to research, and highlighting research opportunities f...

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  • Register now for the Queen’s University Division of Cardiology/KGH Cardiac Program!

    Published Wed Sep 28th 2016

    This annual symposium will be held on Friday October 14, 2016 at the Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre.  In previous years this symposium has seen tremendous success with up to 200 attendees.  This year’s program shows a continued drive for increased attendance and success.  With key speakers from throughout Canada, and hands on practical tips from Kingston’s own Cardiac team there is something for everyone!  This event is open to all!  Key s...

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  • Register Now: Sleep EEG Neurology

    Published Mon Sep 26th 2016

    Register now for our Sleep EEG Neurology CPD event being held on October 29th at the Donald Gordon Centre from 8:15 to 3:45PM! The program for the day is filled with informative presentations and interactive panel discussions. See below for detailed breakdown: Program Schedule 8:15 am Registration & Continental Breakfast   8:45 am Welcome & Outline for the Day Helen Driver, PhD, RPSGT, DABSM Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Queen’s Unive...

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  • Sad News: Passing of Dr. Ron Wigle

    Published Mon Sep 26th 2016

    It is with great sadness that the Department of Medicine wishes farewell to Dr. Ron Wigle.Dr. Wigle was a graduate of Queen's University (Meds 65).  He was a Respirologist and Critical Care physician who joined the faculty at Queen's in 1971.  Dr. Wigle is best remembered as a colourful and authentic physician who was well loved by all that worked with him.  He was a mentor to numerous physicians, and the Ron Wigle Mentorship Award is a testament to that. On Friday Septemb...

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  • Dr. Gerald Evans discusses increasing rates of vaccine-preventable diseases with Global News

    Published Tue Aug 30th 2016

    Dr. Gerald Evans, Infectious Disease Division, discussed the increasing rates of vaccine-preventable diseases with Global News.With the increase in measles outbreaks, whooping cough, chicken pox and mumps, Dr. Gerald Evans weighed in on how the decreasing vaccination rates are impacting these outbreaks stating, “It’s all because of vaccination rates falling. It’s 100 per cent blamed on the fact that people aren’t getting vaccinated,”.For the full story pleas...

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  • Dr. Chris Simpson Appointed Vice-Dean, Clinical, School of Medicine and Medical Director, SEAMO

    Published Wed Aug 24th 2016

    Congratulations are extended to Dr. Chris Simpson on his appointment as Vice-Dean, Clinical, School of Medicine and Medical Director, SEAMO. This new appointment will be effective September 1, 2016For more than a decade Dr. Simpson has been an inspirational and effective leader for the Department of Medicine and Division of Cardiology.  The Department has benefitted significantly from his steady yet efficient approach, pragmatic perspective, and strategic advice; contributing greatly to ...

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  • Ontario Research Funds awarded to members of the Department of Medicine

    Published Wed Aug 24th 2016

    Fifteen Queen's University researchers have received over $2.8 million in funding from the Ontario Research Fund.  The Department of Medicine is proud to announce that three of those researchers are from within our department.  Dr. Mark Ormiston and Dr. David Reed are the recipients of the Ontario Research Fund - Small Infrastructure Award.  This funding helps to support infrastructure needs including equipment and modern facilities.  Dr. Ormiston received $175,000 f...

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  • Dr. Mala Joneja accepted into Advanced System Leadership Program

    Published Thu Aug 11th 2016

    Congratulations are extended to Dr. Mala Joneja on her acceptance into the Advanced System Leadership Program. The South East Local Health Integration Network and the Rotman School of Management runs the Advanced System Leadership Program, now in its fourth iteration. This program is designed to support development of system leadership skills for regional systems of integrated care. Dr. Joneja is one of the qualified participants selected into the program. She will be participating in seve...

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  • Kingston WritersFest - Dr. Chris Simpson Discusses Physician Assisted Death in "The Big Idea: A Good Death"

    Published Tue Aug 9th 2016

    Kingston WritersFest is an annual event that is held in Kingston with a vision of celebrating the power of written word by connecting writers and readers in conversations that inspire, engage, and change our worldview.  The event is formatted to enable you to interact with authors and experts who read and discuss their work. This environment is conducive to open discussion and will stir attendee’s thoughts as you actively join the conversation with audience participation and quest...

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  • Ontario Partners with China to Support Young Scientists: Dr. Amer Johri begins a two-week exchange in China

    Published Fri Aug 5th 2016

    Queen’s Department of Medicine faculty member Dr. Amer Johri has taken to the skies as he embarks on the Ontario-China Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP). The goals of the exchange program are to facilitate and encourage collaboration between Ontario and Chinese research institutions.  Select Chinese researchers arrive in Ontario later this month and Ontario’s researchers have just flown to China to begin their exchange.  Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovat...

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  • Learn about Dr. Ellis and Dr. Puxty - helping Kingston to be Healthier, Wealthier and Smarter!

    Published Thu Jul 21st 2016

    Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter - "Ontario's Research Hospitals" Field Trip: KingstonThe latest edition of the Council of Academic Hospitals newsletter entitled "Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter" focuses on the medical research happening at the three main hospitals in Kingston and at Queen's University; in particular our own faculty of the Department of Medicine! Read about Dr. Anne Ellis and her team and learn about their research and validation of new treatments for hay fever and other allergies...

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  • Queen's Internal Medicine Chief Resident Blog - Learning

    Published Fri Jul 15th 2016

    Have you checked out the new "Queen's Internal Medicine Chief Resident Blog"?Here you will learn about key points from morning report, and other learning events at Queen's!  As well as other articles of interest. Articles about: Acid Base Disturbances COPD Upper GI Bleeds and much more http://queensimcr.wix.com/blog

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  • “The importance of outstanding neurology care to patients in Kingston"

    Published Thu Jul 14th 2016

    "Confused and without a proper doctor or neurologist in the city, the family was referred to Dr. Lysa Lomax to take over Jeffrey's care. "happens to be the most brilliant and sought-after epileptologist from Toronto to Montreal, and  at KGH," she explained."Learn more about Dr Lomax, and why Kingstonians check the local weather forecast, planning the day based on the weather forcast! Heat can trigger a seizure. Dr. Lysa LomaxRead the Kingston Whig article "Epileptic seizures 'scary'" ht...

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  • Dr. Amer Johri - Queen's Gazette

    Published Wed Jul 13th 2016

    Dr. Amer Johri was recently interviewed by the Queen's Gazette about his August trip to China to particpate in a two week science exchange program. Learn more about Dr. Johri's upcoming trip to the Sun Yat-Sen University in the Queen's Gazette article - http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/heart-heart-exchange?utm_source=e-queens-gazette_staff 

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  • Ontario and Ontario Medical Association (OMA) Reach Tentative Agreement

    Published Mon Jul 11th 2016

    The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care have reached a tentative four-year agreement that would strengthen the quality, access and timeliness of health care while providing a predictable physician services budget.  The Agreement is tentative until ratified.      Read about the tentative agreement at -https://www.oma.org/Mediaroom/PressReleases/Pages/OntarioandOMAReachTentativeAgreement.aspxhttps://www.oma.org/Mediaroom/Pr...

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  • Home Dialysis Numbers On The Rise!

    Published Mon Jul 11th 2016

    Dr. Ben Thomson, Medical Director for the Home Dialysis Therapies program at Kingston General Hospital was interviewed recently by the Kingston Whig Standard.Here is the link to the Whig Article:http://www.thewhig.com/2016/07/10/kingston-general-hospital-home-dialysis-numbers-on-the-rise"I'm told it's even easier than programming a VCR, and I'm old enough to remember what a VCR is, so it is relatively easy." - Dr. Ben Thomson

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  • Family Fun Day

    Published Mon Jul 4th 2016

      The Department of Medicine held a very successful “Family Fun Day” on Saturday, June 25th at Fort Henry in Kingston.  The day consisted of face painting, and caricature drawings with popcorn, and candyfloss to add to the festivities!  The Fort Henry guard provided entertainment with a “Muster” parade for the young people in attendance allowing them to be a Fort Henry guard!  Dr. Archer welcomed everyone and thanked the faculty members and their f...

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  • Mohs Clinic Video

    Published Mon Jul 4th 2016

    Watch this new video about Moh's surgery, brought to you by the Public Relations Department Hotel Dieu Hospital and Dr. Moran of the department of Dermatology. One of only 13 in Canada, a new Mohs micrographic surgery program opened in August 2015, giving patients access to the gold standard treatment for complex non-melanoma skin cancers. Mohs surgery is largely used to treat basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas and is especially useful for cancers located in sensitive areas of the body...

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  • Faculty Development Educational Research Series

    Published Wed Jun 29th 2016

    Please join the Queen's Center for Teaching and Learning, Faculty Development Health Sciences for one or all of a seven-part educational research series co-sponsored by The Centre for Teaching & Learning, Office of Faculty Development - Faculty of Health Sciences, Office of Health Sciences Education, and the Vice Principal (Research). Educational research, also referred to as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, is the study of how we teach and how students learn.Goals for the series...

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  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference: Its Purpose Reclaimed and Grounded in Theory

    Published Thu Jun 23rd 2016

    Congratulations to Dr. David Taylor, Associate Professor, Director, Core Internal Medicine Program of the Department of Medicine at Queen's University for the very interesting and informative article co-authored by himself, and Alexander Gregor of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. The article is entitled "Morbidity and Mortality Conference: Its Purpose Reclaimed and Grounded in Theory" published in Teaching and Learning in Medicine - An International Journal. http://ww...

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  • 2016 Ontario Volunteer Service Award

    Published Wed Jun 22nd 2016

    Congratulations to Dr. Mala Joneja, Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology of the Department of Medicine - Queen's University for receiving the "2016 Ontario Volunteer Service Award" from the Ministry of Citizenship for Ontairo. Ontario Volunteer Service AwardsThe Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize individual volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to an organization. Dr. Joneja received the award for her work with the cultural programs of the ...

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  • New - Just Released - iBook - "Electrocardiography in Practice: What To Do?" -

    Published Mon Jun 20th 2016

    Congratulations to Dr. Adrian Baranchuk on the great accomplishment through his guidance the completion a new iBook (avaiable on iTunes for free) entitled "Electrocardiography in Practice: What To Do?". The iBook contains 12 chapters based on clinical vignettes, all of which will assist you: Sharpen your ECG interpretation skills! Challenge your ECG knowledge with self-assessments! Improve your clinical decision making competency! Download this iBook for FREE on iTunes:https://...

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  • MYTEMP - A study to determine if a cooler, personalized dialysis temperature prevents heart attacks, strokes and death!

    Published Fri Jun 17th 2016

    The Department of Medicine congratulates Dr. Eduard Iliescu, Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology on the recent announcement by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) of a $256, 440 Grant entitled - "Major Cardiovascular outcomes with personalized dialYsate TEMPerature (MY TEMP) - A registry-based cluster randomized controlled trial". Dr. Iliescu explained about this recent grant from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada:"Dialysis is a life-sustaining therapy for peop...

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  • Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association (AHA)

    Published Fri Jun 17th 2016

    The Department of Medicine congratulates Dr. Stephen Archer, Head of the Department of Medicine at Queen's University, Kingston on the recent designation as a "Distinguished Scientist" of the American Heart Association (AHA).     The "Distinguished Scientist" designation was created in 2003 to honour American Heart Association (AHA) / American Stroke Association (ASA) members who have made extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular and stroke research. This title recognizes y...

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  • The Henry Dinsdale Lectureship: Dr.Sandra Black on Hypertension, Aging, and Brain Health

    Published Fri Jun 17th 2016

    Dr. Sandra Black spoke on Hypertension, Aging, and Brain Health on June 16th in Etherington Auditorium. This was for the Henry Dinsdale Lectureship. The lectureship was established in honour of Dr. Henry B. Dinsdale, MD'55, to support the costs associated with bringing prominent speakers on topics related to neurological diseases or medical leadership to the Department of Medicine of Queen’s University.   Dr. Black is one of the world’s leading researchers in Alzheimer...

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  • More news about Paula James and talking about periods!

    Published Fri Jun 17th 2016

    Dr. Paula James was interviewed by "Medicalxpress.com" recently concerning her new website launched last month, "Let's Talk Period". In the Medicalxpress article Dr. James is quoted - "There is a lack of good information and a lot of misinformation out there," says Dr. James, a Professor in the Department of Medicine. "Women have felt frustrated for years, which is why I launched this website. Bleeding disorders are inherited so for many women, their mom could have had one too. But we jus...

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  • Calculating the real value of clinical trials

    Published Fri Jun 17th 2016

    Learn about the "real value of clinical trials" from Annette Hay, Hematologist and clinical scientist with the Department of Medicine in an article on the Queen's University website.http://www.queensu.ca/research/humandimensions/hay  "She has brought this perspective with her to the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute, where she joined the Cancer Clinical Trials Division as a senior investigator in 2014. Here she is dedicated to demonstrating the virtues of conducting this work to he...

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  • New iPhone app, Well-Rounded @ Queen’s

    Published Wed Jun 15th 2016

    New iPhone app, Well-Rounded @ Queen’s Well-Rounded @ Queen’s is a recently released for download on the iTunes App store developed by Dr. Jeffery Wilkinson. This handy tool was developed to review upcoming Medical Grand rounds and Morbidity and Mortality rounds. Dr. Wilkinson gave a demonstration of his app last month demonstrating its functionality.   The app includes quick links to Dr. Archer’s Blog and DOM News available at your fingertips. Swipe right on round...

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  • The case for an essential medicines list for Canada

    Published Tue Jun 14th 2016

    Congratulations to Dr. Jacalyn Duffin on the publishing of a recent article in the Canadian Medical Journal entitled "The case for an essential medicine list for Canada". http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2016/06/13/cmaj.160134Dr. Duffin's article was also referred to in a recent CBC News feature entitled "How an essential medicine list could benefit Canadians".http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/essential-medicines-prescription-drugs-1.3632826Extracted from the CBC News Article - June 13, 2016...

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  • Scientist Exchange Program - Queen's University and Sun Yat-Sen University Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Centre

    Published Fri Jun 3rd 2016

    Congratulations to Dr. Amer Johri, Associate Professor, Queen's Universtiy and Heart and Stroke Foundation Clinical Scientist on the recent announcement of being selected for a scientist exchange program funded by the Ontario Ministry of Innovation and Research and the government of China. Dr. Johri, who is also the Editor of POCUS Journal will be working at Sun Yat-Sen University Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Centre for two weeks in August.http://www.sysu.edu.cn/2012/en/index.htmA very ...

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  • Resident Research Day 2016

    Published Fri May 27th 2016

    Resident Research Day held on Wednesday May 25th 2016 in Ban Righ Dining Hall, was a great success! There were over thirty speakers presenting their research and many scientific and clinical vignette posters displayed. The keynote speaker was Dr. Stephen Vanner presenting “Resident Research: There has never been a better time”.     The event was adjudicated by Dr. Anne Ellis, Dr. Lawrence Hookey, and Dr. Al Jin. Many thanks to the professors and assi...

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  • Congratulations to Dr. John Matthews and Dr. Ross Morton on their retirement

    Published Wed May 25th 2016

    A retirement celebration was held for Dr. Matthews and Dr. Morton Friday May 20th 2016 at the Renaissance Event Venue. There were many talks from past and present colleagues of Dr. Matthews and Dr. Morton.   Both received letters of congratulations for their years of medical and teaching expertise from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Kingston Member of Parliament Mark Gerretsen, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins, and local MPP, Sophie Kiwala. &n...

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  • Mr. Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands visits the Department of Medicine

    Published Tue May 24th 2016

    Mr. Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament - Kingston and the Islands visited the Department of Medicine today and met with Dr. Stephen Archer, and Dr Iain Young for a brief introductory meeting. Following the meeting they toured the Q-CPU which is currently under construction. The visit concluded with a working lunch with Dr. Stephen Archer,  Head of the Department of Medicine, Dr. Iain Young, Executive Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Roger Deeley, Vice-Dean(Research...

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  • Healio Gastroenterology - Dr. David Reed

    Published Tue May 24th 2016

    The Department congratulates Dr. David E. Reed for his presenation concerning "Low FODMAP's linked to altered metabolome, improved IBS symptons" as reported in "Healio Gastroenterology". http://www.healio.com/gastroenterology/irritable-bowel-syndrome/news/online/%7B357fc094-fc0e-4ec6-a230-2ee12e20ee2c%7D/low-fodmaps-linked-to-altered-metabolome-improved-ibs-symptoms

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  • LETSTALKPERIOD.CA

    Published Wed May 18th 2016

    Let's Talk Period: A new website launched by Dr. Paula James!  Congratulations from the Department of Medicine!http://letstalkperiod.ca/So check it out and lets talk period!

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  • KINGSTON LIFE - Physicians from Ireland!

    Published Tue May 17th 2016

    Check out this month's "Kingston Life" for an interesting article on Kingston's newest medical recruits in particular the Department of Medicine's Dr. Benedict Glover, and Dr. Benvon Moran!  Learn about Dr. Glover, Cardiologist and why he accepted the offer from Queen's Universtiy to come practice medicine in Canada and leave his home country of Ireland! Learn about Dr. Moran, Dermatologist and "Mohs surgery" which she brought to Kingston! The author of the article concludes ...."p...

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  • Dr. Jennifer A. Flemming - Cancer, Journal of American Cancer Society

    Published Mon May 16th 2016

    The Department extends congratulations to Dr. Jennifer A. Flemming as the author of, “Increased Incidence But Improved Median Overall Survival for Biliary Tract Cancers in Ontario From 1994 – 2012: A Population-Based Study” (CNCR-16-0213.R1) which was recently accepted for publication in Cancer. Cancer is an esteemed peer-reviewed oncology journal. It is the official journal of the American Cancer Society, and in 2014 had an impact score of 4,889. This publication is Dr. Fl...

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  • Dr. Damian Redfearn - New England Journal of Medicine NEJM

    Published Fri May 13th 2016

    The Department extends congratulations to Dr. Damian Redfearn as coauthor on an important NEJM paper! "The multi centre randomized clinical trial has shown that catheter ablation for recurrent ventricular tachycardia is both safe and effective, moreover in patients with VT despite anti arrhythmia drugs it is superior to escalating drug therapy in both prevention  of recurrent VT and complications." - Dr. Damian Redfearn

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  • Thank You CME Day 2016

    Published Fri May 13th 2016

    Thank you to all presenters, participants, and organizers for a very informative day! This year's CME day had the largest attendance in three years. We received much positive feedback from participants and presenters. See you at the 4th Annual CME Day in 2017.

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  • Connell Award

    Published Fri May 13th 2016

    The Internal Medicine Residency training program would like to congratulate our Program Director, Dr. David Taylor on being selected by the MEDS 2016 class to receive the Connell Award this year!  The graduating class truly recognize your outstanding contributions to education here at Queen's, and in particular your clinical teaching!

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  • Alumni Teaching Award

    Published Thu May 12th 2016

    The Department of Medicine congratulates Dr. Michelle Gibson on receiving the "Alumni Teaching Award"! This award recognizes a body of work and career interest in education!The nomination process involves both students and faculty. Dr. Gibson will be recognized at next year's convocation ceremony for the recognition is extended over the academic year!  

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  • Dr. Anne Ellis is AWARDED!

    Published Thu May 12th 2016

    The Department of Medicine congratulates  Dr. Anne Ellis on receiving the following awards - Awarded a total of $45,000 for the 2015 ALLERGY/ASTHMA INFORMATION ASSOCIATION (AAIA) and CANADIAN ALLERGY, ASTHMA AND IMMUNOLOGY FOUNDATION (CAAIF) Seventh (7th) Award for Ontario Research in Food Allergy for her project entitled "Deconstructing the atopic march: The role of filaggrin in peanut allergy adn allergic rhinitis"!  Awarded a total of $27,500 for one year beginning June 1, 2...

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  • Awarded for Superb Educational Contributions!

    Published Thu May 12th 2016

    The Department of Medicine congratulates Dr. Susan Moffatt on receiving the Connell Award! The Connell Award recognizes the teaching within the curriculum and the outstanding contributions to education at Queen's!The selection for this award is made by the graduating students!  This is not the first time being recognized by the graduating students for this award! 

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  • Well Deserved Recognition!

    Published Thu May 12th 2016

    The Department of Medicine congratulates Dr. David Taylor on being selected by the graduating class to receive the Connell Award this year!  The graduating class truly recognize your outstanding contributions to education here at Queen's, and in particular your clinical teaching!    

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Birgit Frauscher - Research Grant Savoy Foundation

    Published Tue May 10th 2016

    The Department of Medicine congratulates Dr. Birgit Frauscher on receipt of a research grant from the Savoy Epilepsy Foundation for her project "Development of a 3-D atlas of normal brain activity to separate physiological from pathological ECG activity in human epilepsy". Dr. Frauscher is the primary investigator of the project. The funding is $25,000.00 for a one year period (June 2016 - June 2017). The Savoy Foundation is the only Canadian Foundation dedicated to support research in the fi...

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  • Canadian Health and Family Von Willebrand Program Launch - Canadian Health and Family on CTV - Dr. Paula James

    Published Tue May 3rd 2016

    Watch on CTV Saturday May 14th - 4 minute segments as part of the Canadian Health and Family broadcast on CTV.withPaula James, MD FRCPC Professor, Department of Medicine, Queen’s University Medical Director, Women & Bleeding Disorder Clinic, Kingston General Hospital Von Willebrand disease is an inherited bleeding disorder affecting an estimated one in a thousand Canadians. Symptoms include:  easy bruising, epistaxis, excessive or prolonged bleeding - specifically after denta...

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  • DR. ALLISON E. SPILLER EPILEPSY EDUCATIONAL ENDOWMENT TREE PLANTING

    Published Tue May 3rd 2016

    On Sunday, May 1st over 111 trees were planted in a beautiful rolling field adjacent to Fanshawe Lake in London.  Thanks to you, over 180 trees were purchased and raised over $4000 towards the "Allison E. Spiller Epilepsy Education Endowment" to support health care professionals at Kingston hospitals working with people who help people who have epilepsy. The remainder of the trees will be planted this year.Donations for purchasing trees can be made at https://give.uhkf.ca/sslpage.aspx?pi...

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Dudgeon! Chair - Subspecialty Committee in Palliative Medicine

    Published Mon May 2nd 2016

    The Department of Medicine congratulates Dr. Deborah Dudgeon on the recent announcement by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada..."of the College's approval of Dr. Dudgeon as Chair of the Subspeciality Committee in Palliative Medicine". Dr. Dudgeon's term will begin on July 1, 2016.The Royal College selected Dr. Dudgeon as the chair because of her experience as a program director, her long and active participation on the Conjoint Advisory Committee on Palliative Medicine as ...

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  • Dr. Stephen Archer - Research about Pulmonary Hypertension

    Published Wed Apr 27th 2016

    Learn about Pulmonary Hypertension - Video with Dr. Stephen ArcherPulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure in the lungs, is not just a chronic illness — it can also be fatal. Dr. Stephen Archer, the Head of Medicine at KGH and Queen’s University and a clinician-scientist, is working to better understand how to treat and potentially cure pulmonary hypertension by delving deep inside the human body, examining cell structures to find abnormalities that can cause this disease.Dr. A...

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  • The Department of Medicine celebrates Administrative Professionals Day!

    Published Fri Apr 22nd 2016

    The Department of Medicine celebrated Administrative Professionals Day a week early wtih a gala at the Etherington Home.Administrative Professionals from all three hospitals including Queen's University attended the reception hosted by Dr. S. Archer, Head of the Department of Medicine. Kingston's own Town Crier (Chris Whyman) joined the celebration making a proclamation announcement which included the 175th Celebration of Queen's University and the 90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth!  M...

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  • OUTSTANDING CLINICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016

    Published Tue Apr 19th 2016

    Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Smith on being chosen to receivethe "Outstanding Clinician of the Year Award" for 2016! The award will be presented to Dr. Smith at the Medical Staff Association (MSA) (of KGH/HDH) Annual General Meeting on May 12th.    

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  • HEALTH RESEARCH - COMMITMENT AND BUDGET 2016

    Published Thu Apr 14th 2016

    Please read the open letter to health researchers from Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) released today, August 14, 2016.http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/49738.htmlIn this letter, Dr. Beaudet reaffirms CIHR's commitment to Canada's health research excellence and to engage with Canada's health research community. It also signals how CIHR will allocate the new investment from Budget 2016.

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  • Congratulations extended to Dr. Benedict Glover

    Published Fri Apr 8th 2016

    The Department of Medicine extends congratulations to Dr. Benedict Glover on the recent announcement that he has been accepted in the Masters Program at John Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland USA. Dr. Glover's studies begin July 2016!http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/  

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  • RESIDENT RESEARCH DAY - Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 - Ban Righ Levana Dining Hall 8am to 5 pm

    Published Mon Apr 4th 2016

    Resident Research Day is coming up on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016!  This fun and educational event will be held from 8am-5pm at Ban Righ Levana Dining Hall. As good citizens of the Department and as part of our citizenship policy, all faculty members are encourgaged  to attend Resident Research Day - even if you are unable to attend for the whole day, Our residents will appreciate seeing you for part of the event.  Supporting our residents and their research is a worthy cause for...

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  • ADM for Health Workforce Planning and Regulatory Affairs visits the Department of Medicine

    Published Mon Apr 4th 2016

    Dr. S. Archer hosted Denise Cole, Assistant Deputy Minister and David Lamb, Director - Health Workforce Planning and Regulatory Affairs of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care  (MOHLTC) on March 31st.The tour included the Mitochondrial Dynamics in Human Disease Lab in Botterell Hall.  Dr. Roger Deeley, Vice-Dean, Research accompanied Dr. Archer on the tour.       

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