Leadership Update: Michael Allard appointed Vice-Dean, Health Engagement
I am pleased to advise you that Dr. Michael Allard has been appointed as the Vice-Dean, Health Engagement effective December 1, 2018.
In this new position, Dr. Allard, in coordination with my role will be responsible for working with the provincial health authorities, relevant health and academic organizations, and government to facilitate, coordinate and optimize academic activities and foster integration to support the health system in B.C.
In taking on this role, Dr. Allard will be stepping down as the Department Head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine effective November 30, 2018. Dr. Don Brooks will be taking on the Interim Head position effective December 1, 2018 and a search for a permanent Head will begin in early 2019.
Dr. Allard brings an outstanding track record in leadership, administrative and academic management since taking on the Department Head position in 2009. His experience in liaising with health authority partners and other health organizations to facilitate integration of academic activities will be valuable to the Faculty in this new role.
Dermot Kelleher, MD, FRCP, FRCPI, FMedSci
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
The University of British Columbia
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