A new day for Indigenous health at Queen’s – Health Queens U

19 Sep 2023

Under a glorious sky and with a calming breeze that filled the new outdoor Indigenous gathering space, members of the Queen’s Health Sciences (QHS) and Queen’s communities welcomed Dr. Sarah Funnell to campus on Tuesday, September 18, 2023. As the inaugural Associate Dean and Chair, Indigenous Health, Dr. Funnell’s leadership and the creation of the faculty’s Office of Indigenous Health signal an important step further towards reconciliation.

“Establishing this office and filling this important role are key priorities in our faculty’s strategic plan and will help us further Indigenous health and cultural perspectives throughout all the health sciences,” says Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean, QHS and Director, School of Medicine. “I have no doubt Dr. Funnell will help make QHS a national leader in Indigenous Health education and research and will be key collaborator with and leader to our faculty, staff, and learners.”

Dr. Funnell will work closely alongside Dr. Colleen Davison, Associate Dean, Equity and Social Accountability and works remotely and at The Nest on the fourth floor of the School of Medicine Building. She also conducts clinical work at the Queen’s Family Medical Team one day a week.

Read More: https://healthsci.queensu.ca/stories/feature/new-day-indigenous-health-queens

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