Anita Gagnon - 30AUG2016 croppedIt is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Anita Gagnon as Associate Dean and Director of the Ingram School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective September 1, 2016. Dr. Gagnon has served as acting and then interim Director since September 2015 and January 2016, respectively. We take this opportunity to once again acknowledge and thank Dr. Hélène Ezer, who led the School with distinction for a decade, and to wish her the very best in her future pursuits.

Dr. Anita Gagnon, who joined McGill in 1997, is a Professor in the Ingram School of Nursing, as well as a Scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). She has also pursued research as a Nurse Scientist in the Department of Nursing and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the MUHC and at the Lady Davis Research Institute of the Jewish General Hospital.

A McGill alumna, Dr. Gagnon holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. More recently, she earned a Certificate in Refugee Issues from York University in Toronto, and has been involved in a wide range of refugee projects and studies in Haiti, Nepal and several other countries around the world.

Dr. Gagnon is invited regularly to present her research internationally and is active on a number of Global Health and other committees in the McGill academic health network. A prolific researcher, she has also served as Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research and on the editorial board of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing. She has also won several awards, including in 2015 the Editor’s Choice for her article published in the International Nursing Review.

As Associate Dean and Director of the Ingram School of Nursing, Dr. Gagnon will be responsible for its education, research and service missions and for providing mentorship to faculty members. She will advise regarding recruitment, academic appointments, promotion and tenure, and will lead strategic planning and oversee financial allocations. She will continue to promote the highest standards of excellence in all areas of the School’s activities and represent its interest as a member of the Faculty Deanery Executive.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gagnon and in wishing her continued success in this role.

Dr. David Eidelman

Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Mara Ludwig

Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs

September 7, 2016