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“Our Roger” – Royal Society Inducts Vice Dean Research

September 15th 2014 | No Comments

This week I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Roger Deeley is one of nine professors at Queen’s to be named a Royal Society fellow.1 I would like to congratulate … Continue reading

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Introducing Queen’s Meds 2018

September 8th 2014 | 12 Comments

Thank you to Tony Sanfilippo, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, for his guest blog, below, welcoming the new Meds 2018 class. — With the all-too-soon end of summer comes the beginning of … Continue reading

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Apologies in Medicine

September 1st 2014 | 3 Comments

“Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.” -John Wayne Saying you’re sorry isn’t always easy. But an article recently published in CMAJ highlights an important cultural shift that is … Continue reading

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I took the ice-bucket challenge for Bernice

August 25th 2014 | 4 Comments

Like many throughout Canada and the U.S., I took the ice bucket challenge today. As we all know, this is for a great cause; people around the world are supporting … Continue reading

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Is it ethical to use an experimental treatment for patients with the Ebola virus?

August 19th 2014 | 2 Comments

Is it ethical to use an experimental treatment for patients with the Ebola virus? In the wake of one of the most feared epidemics in recent memory, a controversy has … Continue reading

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How breaking old rules improved patient care at KGH

August 12th 2014 | 5 Comments

In 2010, KGH made a bold move: the hospital eliminated visiting hours, allowing patients’ loved ones to be at their bedsides at any hour of the day. Though this trend … Continue reading

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The Electronics of Staying Fit

August 5th 2014 | 4 Comments

My friends Ron and Edda Laxer were visiting in Kingston this weekend. Ron and Edda are both very fit, and Ron is increasingly finding ways to stay in shape. He … Continue reading

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On Vacation

July 7th 2014 | 4 Comments

After a long few months, I am on vacation! I am leaving the dean’s office in the capable hands of my Executive Vice Dean, Iain Young, and I’m taking off. … Continue reading

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Physician Assisted Dying

June 30th 2014 | 6 Comments

In June the Canadian Medical Association released its preliminary findings on the issue of physician assisted dying.1 The report calls for “creation of a national palliative-care strategy to ensure people … Continue reading

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You are your bugs

June 23rd 2014 | 4 Comments

The last few years has seen an explosion of interest in the bugs that live in or on our bodies. It is amazing that the average person has more than … Continue reading