Issue 31 – October 2019
Profiles & Directories
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Kudos & Congratulations
EPCAT III ~ Grant of $4.48 million
Dr. Sudeep Shivakumar, principal investigator of EPCAT III, received a grant of $4.48 million in the Spring 2019 CIHR Competition. Congratulations on being funded for the EPCAT III clinical trial and for receiving your first CIHR grant.

Learn more about the Project Grant Program on the CIHR website. 
Senior Associate Dean ~ Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Darrell White has been reappointed as Senior Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine for a second five-year term, effective July 1, 2019. 

As Senior Associate Dean, Dr. White contributes to the direction, focus and operations of the Faculty of Medicine to ensure alignment with its strategic mission and vision.

Dr. White has been instrumental in the development of the Nova Scotia Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship in the undergraduate medical education program, as well as the preparation for the external accreditation review of the undergraduate medical education program in 2017 and subsequent status report submitted in 2018.
Assistant Dean ~ Clinical Research
Dr. John Sapp has been appointed Assistant Dean, Clinical Research for a three-year term, effective August 1, 2019. 

As Assistant Dean, Clinical Research, Dr. Sapp will work closely with department heads and the Medical Research Development Office to increase research productivity and involvement in clinical research performed by physicians in clinical departments.
President Elect ~ CPSNS
Congratulations to Dr. Martin Gardner on becoming President Elect for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS). Dr. Gardner will assume this role in May 2020.
Excellence in Clinical Teaching
Dr. Christopher Gallant, a community dermatologist in our Division, received the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award which was presented at the Annual Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) conference in Calgary. Congratulations!
Biking Challenge
Kudos to everyone to who participated in the recent Ride for Cancer on September 28, 2019. Distances ranged from 25 to 160 km on the Rails-to-Trails from Mahone Bay to Halifax.
Baking Challenge
In the Division of General Internal Medicine, the administrative staff have a weekly baking challenge to share their best recipes. One person brings in a dish each week.
Dr. Tasha Kulai
Division of Digestive Care & Endoscopy
Assistant Professor
- joined the Department on Sep 2, 2019
Dr. Ali Kohansal
Division of Digestive Care & Endoscopy
Assistant professor
- joined the Department on Sep 9, 2019
Dr. Matthew Miles
Division of Digestive Care & Endoscopy
- rejoins the Department in October
Ashley Brown ~ Administrative Assistant ~ Division of Infectious Diseases
Angela Doucette ~ Billing Clerk ~ DoM Physician Services 
Ellen Etmanskie ~ Administrative Assistant ~ Division of Digestive Care & Endscopy
Nadine Evans ~ Administrative Assistant ~ Division of Cardiology
Rachel Kendell ~ Administrative Assistant ~ Division of Geriatric Medicine
Raelene Kucyk ~ Administrative Assistant ~ Division of General Internal Medicine 
Gift Madusha ~ Administrative Assistant ~ Division of Digestive Care & Endoscopy 
Nina Nedic ~ DoM Undergraduate Education Coordinator ~ Karmal Brouwer has decided not to return to this position after her maternity leave. 
Shelbie Stacey-Allen ~ Administrative Assistant ~ Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Ashley Tynes ~ Administrative Assistant ~ Division of Endocrinology
Jennifer Whitty ~ Administrative Assistant ~ Division of Geriatric Medicine
Last name changes
Dr. Janice Ho, community-based endocrinologist, is now Dr. Janice Shivakumar.
Brittney Heisz, DoM Manager, is now Brittney MacKinnon.
Jenny Thibodeau, Admin Assistant, Neurology, is now Jenny Pierce.
Dr. George Zawadowski, Division of Cardiology, has left after an 8 month locum.

Debbie Goulden, DoM Physician Services, retires in October. She started with the Department in 1997. Her office is on the third floor of the Bethune Building in the Physician Services wing and she works on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday if you need to get in touch with her. She provides billing support for the Divisions of Dermatology, Digestive Care & Endoscopy and Rheumatology.
In case you missed it...
Dr. Brendan Carr announced as NSHA President and CEO. He assumes the position on December 16, 2019. Read the announcement on NSHA News

Speak Up For Patient Safety! The World Health Organization has declared September 17, 2019 as the very first World Patient Safety Day.
Thank you committee members
Thank you to all DoM committee members. The latest membership list for 2019-2020 is available on the Department of Medicine website --- For Faculty & Staff section.
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Upcoming Events
Dal Med 151 Gala
Halifax Convention Centre
Saturday, November 2, 2019
DoM Research Evening
Prince George Hotel
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Medicine Matters Conference 2019
Collaborative Health Education Bldg.
Friday, November 15, 2019
DoM Holiday Reception
Lord Nelson Hotel
Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 6pm
Teach the Teachers 2020
Collaborative Health Education Bldg.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
DoM Research Day
Pier 21
Thursday, April 16, 2020
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