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October 2, 2003
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Two new appointments to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are members of Memorial’s Faculty of Medicine. Dr. John Harnett, Discipline of Medicine, has been appointed to the board of the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes and Dr. Daryl Pullman, Medical Ethics, to the Institute of Genetics. Dr. Pullman has also begun an initial three-year term appointment on the Standing Committee on Ethics for the CIHR, which provides ethics oversight for all of the institutes. These new appointments bring to seven the members on CIHR boards from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Jill Barter had her appointment as assistant dean of admissions in the Faculty of Medicine renewed for a further three-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2003. The appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its September meeting.

Christopher Dennis had his appointment as head of the Collections Development Division in the Library to be extended for the period Oct. 1, 2003, to Dec. 31, 2003.The appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its September meeting.

Robert Hollett had his appointment as interim head in the Department of English Language and Literature extended for the period commencing on Sept. 1, 2003, to Aug. 31, 2004, or until such earlier time as a new head is appointed. The appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its September meeting.

Dr. Christopher Kovacs, Faculty of Medicine, has recently had three textbook chapters authored by him published this week, and the textbooks released to coincide with the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research scientific meeting in Minneapolis. The medical textbook Pediatric Bone: Biology and Diseases (edited by Glorieux, Jueppner, Pettifor; Academic Press, 2003) contains a chapter by Dr. Kovacs titled Fetal Mineral Homeostasis. The textbook Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, 5th edition (Edited by Favus; ASBMR Press, 2003) contains two chapters written by Dr. Kovacs. The first is Skeletal Physiology: Fetus and Neonate and the second (co-authored with Dr. Henry M. Kronenberg, Harvard) is titled Skeletal Physiology: Pregnancy and Lactation.

Dr. David Schneider was appointed associate dean of science (research) in the Faculty of Science for a three-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2003. The appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its September meeting.

David Vardy had his appointment as interim director of the Public Policy Research Centre extended for the period Sept. 16, 2003, to July 1, 2004, or until such earlier time as a new director is appointed. The appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its September meeting.

Dr. Mary Wells was appointed assistant dean of undergraduate medical education in the Faculty of Medicine for a three-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2003. The appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its September meeting.

Dr. Bruce Watson was appointed interim head in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for the period commencing Aug. 1, 2003, to Aug. 31, 2004, or until such earlier time as a new head is appointed. The appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its September meeting.

 

 

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