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Announcement regarding the Acting Associate Dean, Health Sciences (Nursing) and Acting Director of the School of Nursing

Sandra Carroll, RN, B.Sc., PhD

Appointment is effective starting July 1, 2017.

March 20, 2017

From: Paul O'Byrne, MB, Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sandra Carroll as acting associate dean and director of the School of Nursing (SON), effective July 1, 2017. Her appointment is approved by the University's Senate and is pending at the McMaster Board of Governors.

Dr. Carroll, an associate professor of nursing, joined the faculty of McMaster University in 2010. She is the director of Clinical Health Professional Research, Hamilton Health Sciences and an associate scientist with the Population Health Research Institute.

In her new role, Dr. Carroll will oversee our School of Nursing, its growing research program and education programs with 2,000 students, including the popular McMaster Mohawk Conestoga BScN Program. She will fill this position for the next year while we undertake a thorough and external recruitment process to select the next associate dean and director. Dr. Carroll follows Dr. Carolyn Byrne, who is retiring as SON's associate dean and director.

After practicing as an RN, Dr. Carroll earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1991, and her PhD from McMaster in 2010. She completed a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Training Fellowship in the FUTURE Program for Cardiovascular Nurse Scientists and a postdoctoral fellowship through the Heart and Stroke Foundation/Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research. At McMaster, Dr. Carroll has taught undergraduate BScN students across all sites (McMaster-Mohawk-Conestoga) and program streams (accelerated, basic). She also teaches and supervises MSc and PhD students within the School's graduate nursing programs.

In her role at Hamilton Health Sciences, Dr. Carroll provides scientific leadership for new research initiatives, as well as direction to the development of research priorities and strategy. She also promotes scholarly engagement and output among clinical health professionals.

Dr. Carroll is recognized widely for her research on patient decision-making, decision support in the context of implantable cardioverter defibrillators, patient preferences for cardiovascular treatments, patient engagement, and patient reported outcomes in arrhythmia care.

As a principal investigator Dr. Carroll has received operating funds from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and an Early Career Award from the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.

Please join me in warmly welcoming Dr. Carroll to her new role.

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