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Announcement — St. Peter’s/McMaster Chair in Aging

David William Molloy

David William Molloy, MBBCh, MRCP (Ireland), FRCP (Canada)

Dated: July 1, 2007

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

It is my pleasure to announce the re-appointment of Dr. William Molloy as the St. Peter’s/McMaster Chair in Aging effective July 1, 2007.

Dr. Molloy is a professor of medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University, director of the Regional Geriatric Program, and head of the St. Peter's/McMaster Centre for Studies in Aging.

Dr. Molloy received his medical degree from University College, in Cork, Ireland in 1977.  After immigrating to Canada, Dr. Molloy worked towards specialties in Internal Medicine (1985) and then Geriatric Medicine (1987). He was the recipient of a Respiratory Fellowship, Health Sciences Centre, University of Manitoba; a fellow/senior resident in General Medicine/Geriatric Medicine in Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg; a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, Parkwood Hospital, London; and a Research Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals, Hamilton. Dr. Molloy became a full time member of the Faculty of Health Sciences in 1987. 

Dr. Molloy is involved in significant interdisciplinary work in the area of Alzheimer’s research.  He is currently principal investigator on the DARAD Trial, a multi-centred randomized controlled clinical trial, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Molloy has been instrumental in the development of the Bell Research Centre in Niagara, and the St. Peter’s Centre for Studies in Aging, a new research centre at St. Peter’s Hospital focused on academic programs and research related to aging. 

Dr. Molloy is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, and has published several books about Alzheimer's disease and helping families cope with the stress of caring for an individual with the disease.  Dr. Molloy continues to supervise students in undergraduate medical programs.

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