**Sent on Behalf of Dr. Ladan Sadrehashemi, Program Director of Postgraduate Psychiatry Education**
I’m writing to share with you that Dr. Elton Ngan will be stepping down from his role as Oversight Director, Research & Scholarly Activity, as of June 30, 2019. Dr. Ngan has served in this role since 2015, providing oversight to help ensure that our residents meet the mandatory Royal College’s Scholarly Activity requirement. Dr. Ngan has played a key role in formulating the policies and objectives for our residents to fulfill this requirement, and developing the Guidelines for Scholarly Activity for Psychiatry Residents with Dr. Lam. The Department wishes to thank Dr. Ngan for his valuable contributions over these last four years.
As of July 1, 2019, Dr. Erin Michalak will step in as the new Oversight Director, Research & Scholarly Activity. Dr. Michalak is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, leading the Collaborative Research Team for the study of psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD), and also serving as the Patient Engagement Methods Cluster Lead for the BC SUPPORT Unit. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Michalak into this role. I very much look forward to working with her in this capacity.
Dr. Ladan Sadrehashemi MD, FRCPC
Clinical Associate Professor
Postgraduate Education Program Director