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Announcement —Assistant Dean, Program for Faculty Development Faculty of Health Sciences

Denise Marshall

Denise Marshall, B.Sc., MD, CCFP, FCFP, ABHPM (cert)

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Dated: September 5, 2007

From: Susan Denburg, PhD, Associate Vice-President, Academic Faculty of Health Sciences

I am pleased to announce that Denise Marshall has been appointed as the new assistant dean, Program for Faculty Development, effective September 1, 2006 - June 30, 2009.

Dr. Marshall completed her undergraduate medical education (1986), a family medicine residency (1988) and a palliative care (1989) residency, all at McMaster University. Dr. Marshall is currently an associate clinical professor and the director, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine.

With clinical interests in the area of systems planning and new program development in palliative care, Dr. Marshall is involved in a variety of scholarly and professional activities. These currently include chair, McMaster CME Palliative care programs, development (1996) and directorship of the West Lincoln Palliative Care Team, steering committee member of the inaugural Hamilton End of Life Care Network and Niagara End of Life Care Network, Undergraduate Committee, Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians; inaugural chair, Niagara West Community Hospice, inaugural chair, McMaster EFPPEC program (education future physicians in palliative/end of life care), and development of the new Niagara West End of Life Care Model.

Since joining the Faculty of Health Sciences in 1992, Dr. Marshall's interest in undergraduate and graduate medical education has grown to include interdisciplinary health science teaching, and all levels of palliative care and family medicine. She was undergraduate director, Family Medicine (2000-04) and since 2005 has served as interprofessional clinical liaison, Faculty of Health Sciences; interprofessional coordinator, Mac CARE; and as a member of the MD program COMPASS curriculum steering committee. In 2004, Dr. Marshall received the John C. Sibley Award that recognizes excellence, initiative and sustained commitment among part-time faculty members. She is actively publishing and is currently principal investigator and co-investigator on grants in excess of $1,000,000.

As assistant dean, Program for Faculty Development, Dr. Marshall will oversee a system that identifies the needs and objectives, and enhances the visibility of faculty development as a core mission of the Faculty. Particular foci over the next several years will include faculty development for distributed and interprofessional educational initiatives.

I welcome Dr. Marshall into this senior academic administrative position. At the same time, I wish to thank Dr. Allyn Walsh, who has very ably filled this role since 2000.

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