Current Academic Administrative Searches and (Re)Appointments

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Professor Benoit Mulsant will complete his first five-year term as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and is eligible for reappointment.

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the Chair — considering whether to recommend the reappointment of Professor Mulsant for a second 5-year term or to proceed with a search.

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Trevor Young (Chair) – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
Lubna Al Bassam – Fellow
Allan Kaplan – Vice Dean, Graduate and Academic Affairs
Chris Meledes – Business Manager
Bev Orser – Chair, Dept. of Anesthesia
Daisy Singla – Professor (Sinai Health System)
Frank Sommers – Founding Chair, Section of Disaster Psychiatry, Canadian Psychiatric Association
Michael Tau – PGY6, Geriatric Psychiatry
Simone Vigod – Associate Professor (Women’s College Hospital)
Catherine Zahn – President and CEO, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Gwyneth Zai – Assistant Professor (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
Ari Zaretsky – Professor (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)

The committee welcomes input. Please send any comments to Dean Trevor Young, c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, at anastasia.meletopoulos@utoronto.ca. Your opinions will be treated in strict confidence and will be made known only to the Advisory Committee for the (Re)Appointment of Chair, Department of Psychiatry.
 

Chair-Chief, Department of Paediatrics, U of T and SickKids

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a Joint Advisory Committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young and President & CEO Dr. Ronald Cohn on the appointment of the next Chair-Chief, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children.

The composition of the Joint Advisory Committee, which has been approved by the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children, is as follows:

Co-Chairs
Ronald Cohn – President & CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children
Trevor Young – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice‐Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions, University of Toronto

Vice-Dean or Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
Sal Spadafora – Vice Dean, Post MD Education 

Teaching Staff of the Department 
Kathy Boutis – Professor; Vice-Chair, Research Ethics Board, The Hospital for Sick Children
Eyal Cohen – Professor; Staff Physician, Division of Paediatric Medicine and Interim Head, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children
Eddy Lau – Associate Professor; Interim Chief Medical Officer, St. Joseph’s Health Centre 
David Malkin – Professor; Senior Staff Oncologist, Division of Haematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children
Mark Palmert – Professor; Associate Chair, Ambulatory Care, Dept. of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children
Elena Pope – Professor; Section Head, Paediatrics Dermatology, Division of Paediatric Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children
Shazeen Suleman – Assistant Professor; Staff Physician, Outreach Services, Dept. of Paediatrics, St. Michael’s Hospital

Members of Cognate Departments, Faculty of Medicine
James Drake – Professor, Dept. of Surgery, University of Toronto; Surgeon-in-Chief, Dept. of Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children
Gillian Hawker – Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair, Dept. of Medicine, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute 

Students
Tyler Groves – Paediatric Chief Resident
Marie-Pier Lirette – Paediatric Chief Resident

Administrative Staff
Chris Carew – Director of Strategy, Finance and Administration, Dept. of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children and Business Officer, Dept. of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Senior Members of the Hospital Community
Lennox Huang – Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President, Medical and Academic Affairs, The Hospital for Sick Children
Golda Milo-Manson – Vice‐President, Medicine and Academic Affairs, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Gary Newton – President and CEO, Sinai Health System
Michael Salter – Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children

Board of Trustees, The Hospital for Sick Children
Yongah Kim – Vice Chair; Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company Toronto
Judy Van Clieaf – Ex Officio Member; Chief Nursing Officer and Vice-President, Clinical, The Hospital for Sick Children

Other
Edward Barrett – President, Medical Staff Association, The Hospital for Sick Children

The Joint Advisory Committee welcomes comments and nominations for the position. Input should be sent to Dean Trevor Young and President & CEO Ronald Cohn c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at academic.affairs@utoronto.ca. Communications will be received in confidence.

 

Chair, Department of Physiology

In accordance with the University of Toronto's “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the next Chair of the Department of Physiology. 

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Trevor Young (Chair) – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
Patricia Brubaker – Professor 
Michelle French – Associate Professor, Teaching Stream 
Allan Kaplan – Vice Dean, Graduate and Academic Affairs, Faculty of Medicine
Gretchen Kerr – Vice Dean, Programs and Innovation, School of Graduate Studies
Thomas Kislinger – Chair, Dept. of Medical Biophysics
Frank Shin-Haw Lee – PhD Candidate, BSc Graduate
Neemat Mahmud – PhD Candidate
Stephen Matthews – Professor 
Cristina Nostro – Assistant Professor, Status-Only
Michael Salter – Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children
Paula Smellie – Business Manager

The Advisory Committee welcomes comments and nominations for the position. Input should be sent to Dean Trevor Young c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, at academic.affairs@utorontoc.ca. Communications will be received in confidence.

A formal advertisement with position details will appear in an upcoming issue of MedEmail. 

 

Director, University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain

Applications are invited for the position of Director of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain (UTCSP). The UTCSP is an EDU-C – a multidisciplinary, multi-departmental, research and educational unit designed to foster research and scholarly interest in the area of pain. It is a collaborative initiative of the Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Over its 20-year history, it has become an internationally recognized multidisciplinary centre of excellence in pain research and education at the University of Toronto.

The Director will work with the UTCSP Executive Committee, and will oversee the activities of the Education, Research, and Knowledge Translation subcommittees. This person will also work collaboratively with the Director, Centre for Interprofessional Education, who has governance and oversight responsibilities for the Interfaculty Pain Curriculum. The Director will report to the Deans of the four Faculties involved.

The successful candidate must have the ability to provide strong leadership for the educational, research and knowledge translation programs of the Centre. This person will possess the skills to promote novel and innovative program development, and maintain existing partnerships while seeking new partnerships and external sources of funding.

Applicants should be an internationally recognized pain scientist and/or clinician whose research will lead by example. Applicants must be an appointed faculty member at the University of Toronto. This position begins January 1, 2020 and the successful applicant will be appointed for a 5-year term, with the possibility of one renewal following a favourable review.

Applicants should forward a letter of interest plus curriculum vitae via e-mail to dean@dentistry.utoronto.ca. Submissions must be received by September 15, 2019.

 

Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Professor Pascal van Lieshout will complete his first five-year term as Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology on June 30, 2019. Dr. van Lieshout is eligible for reappointment.

In accordance with the University’s “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the Chair — considering whether to recommend the reappointment of Professor van Lieshout for a second five-year term or to proceed with a search.

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Trevor Young (Chair) – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
Deryk Beal – Status-Only Assistant Professor
Kimberley Bradley – Status-Only Assistant Professor 
Tim Bressman – Associate Professor
Carly Cermak – PhD Candidate (SLP), Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and Graduate, MHSc in SLP
Angela Colantonio – Director, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
Julia Hanigsberg – President and CEO, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Rosemary Martino – Professor
Mark Melchior – Administrative Manager
Charmaine Williams – Acting Vice-Dean, Students, School of Graduate Studies

The committee welcomes input. Please send any comments to Dean Trevor Young, c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, at anastasia.meletopoulos@utoronto.ca. Your opinions will be treated in strict confidence and will be made known only to the Advisory Committee for the (Re)Appointment of Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology.

 

Director, Institute of Medical Science

Professor Mingyao Liu will complete his first 5-year term as Director of the Institute of Medical Science on December 31, 2019. Dr. Liu is eligible for reappointment.

In accordance with the University’s “Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators,” a committee has been struck to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the Director—considering whether to recommend the reappointment of Professor Liu for a second 5-year term or to proceed with a search.

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Allan Kaplan (Chair)– Vice Dean, Graduate and Academic Affairs
Evdokia Anagnostou – Associate Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics
Laura Best – PhD Candidate; Director of Community and Outreach Initiatives, IMS Graduate Student Association
Richard Foty – Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Avrum Gotlieb – Professor, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
Marc Jeschke – Professor, Dept. of Surgery
Korosh Khalili – Student, MHSc, Translational Research Program; MD and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medical Imaging
Cindi Morshead – Professor and Chair, Division of Anatomy, Dept. of Surgery
Daniel Mueller – Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Melvin Silverman – Professor, Dept. of Medicine
Vasundara Venkateswaran – Graduate Coordinator and Director, Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP); Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery

The committee welcomes input. Please send any comments to Vice Dean Allan Kaplan, c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, at anastasia.meletopoulos@utoronto.ca. Your opinions will be treated in strict confidence and will be made known only to the Advisory Committee for the (Re)Appointment of Director, Institute of Medical Science.

 

Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine has struck a committee to advise Dean Trevor Young on the appointment of the next Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences.

The composition of the committee, which has been approved by the Vice-President and Provost, is as follows:

Trevor Young (Chair) – Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
Rodney Au-Yeung – PhD Candidate and President, Nutritional Sciences Graduate Students’ Union
Richard Bazinet – Associate Professor 
Elena Comelli – Associate Professor
Debbie Gurfinkel – Associate Professor, Teaching Stream and Undergraduate Coordinator
Rick Hegele – Vice Dean, Research and Innovation David Jenkins – Professor
Slavica Jovanovic – Business Manager
Michael Kidd – Chair, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine
Ruth Ross – Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Daniel Sellen – Director, Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition
Charmaine Williams – Acting Vice Dean of Students, School of Graduate Studies
Hailey Yang – Undergraduate Student and 3rd-Year Representative, Nutritional Sciences Students Association

The Advisory Committee welcomes comments and nominations for the position. Input should be sent to Dean Trevor Young c/o Anastasia Meletopoulos, Academic Affairs Manager, at academic.affairs@utoronto.ca. Communications will be received in confidence.