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Announcement — Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Health Sciences

Stephen M. Collins

Stephen M. Collins, MBBS, FRCP(UK), FRCPC

Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Dated: May 1, 2006

From: John G. Kelton, MD, Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen Collins as associate dean, research for the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University effective May 1, 2006. 

Dr. Stephen Collins received his medical training at University College and at Westminster Hospital Medical School, London (1971) and Leicester University Medical School, Leicester (1973-5), in the United Kingdom.  He subsequently accepted a residency in internal medicine (1975-77) and a clinical fellowship (1977-78), both at McMaster University.  Dr. Collins undertook research training while at McMaster (1976-77) before embarking on formal research training in cell biology as a research associate in the Digestive Diseases Branch at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (1978-81).  Dr. Collins accepted a full time position in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in 1981.

Dr. Collins is currently a professor with tenure in the Department of Medicine, Head of the Clinical Division of Gastroenterology and is the first recipient of the Glaxo-Wellcome Chair in Gastroenterology.  He is the academic director for the Digestive Diseases Program for Hamilton Health Sciences.   In 2002 Dr. Collins was awarded the prestigious title of Distinguished University Professor.

Stephen Collins is internationally recognized for his work in gastroenterology. He has held numerous leadership positions including director of the Intestinal Diseases Research Program at McMaster (1983-93), chairman of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) Research Committee (1987-89), president of the Association of Gastroenterology (1993-94), chairman of the CIHR Experimental Medicine Grants Review Committee (2003-05) and chairman of the Strategic Initiatives Committee for the Canadian Foundation for Crohn's and Colitis (1992 - 1999).

Dr. Collins's academic career at McMaster spans three decades.  He currently holds a CIHR award and two awards from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. His research addresses the pathogenesis of functional bowel disorders and specifically the role of infection, immune activation and inflammation in these chronic conditions and involves both basic and clinical research activities.   In addition to his own research Dr. Collins has provided research supervision to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.  He is the author of over 200 peer reviewed journal articles, 50 invited reviews and book chapters. He has edited three books and published 285 abstracts. 

In his role as associate dean, research, Dr. Collins will be responsible for guiding the research mission of the Faculty of Health Sciences. 

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