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Announcement — Acting Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Peter Rosenbaum

Peter Rosenbaum, MD, FRCP(C)

Dated: January 28, 2008

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

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peter Rosenbaum as acting chair of the Department of Pediatrics, effective February 1, 2009.

Peter Rosenbaum holds a joint appointment as professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Rehabilitation Science. Additionally, Dr. Rosenbaum is an associate member of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

In 2001, Dr. Rosenbaum was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability Research, Dissemination and Mentoring. He is among the most experienced developmental pediatric researchers in the world.  With his colleague Mary Law, Dr. Rosenbaum was the co-founder of CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster, an award-winning multidisciplinary health system-linked research centre.' In October 2007, Dr. Rosenbaum became the inaugural director of McMaster's Child Health Research Institute, addressing children with complicated lives and their families within a life-course perspective.

Dr. Rosenbaum has held more than 70 peer-reviewed research grants and is a contributing author to over 220 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

As a teacher and mentor, Dr. Rosenbaum has worked as supervisor or committee member with 45 masters and doctoral level students, including students at the Universities of Oxford, Utrecht, Witwatersrand, Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Toronto in addition to McMaster.  His accomplishments have been recognized with the Ross Award from the Canadian Paediatric Society (2000), the Weinstein-Goldenson Scientific Award from the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Educational Foundation in Washington, DC (2002), an Honorary Doctor of Science, Université Laval (2005), and the first AACPDM Mentorship Award (2007).

Roseann Horton will remain in the role of executive assistant to the acting chair and both Dr. Rosenbaum and Mrs. Horton can be reached at 905-521-2100 ext. 75605. Mail related to the office of the chair should continue to be sent to HSC-2E33.

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