It is with great pleasure that we announce the re-appointment of Elaine Davis, PhD, as Associate Dean, Biomedical BSc, Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.

Dr. Davis, an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, was first appointed Associate Dean in 2010, having previously served as Assistant Dean (Graduate Studies) from 2008 to 2010. In her current position, she oversees the Faculty’s undergraduate biomedical BSc students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across more than 25 departments and comprising more than 4,000 individuals.

Dr. Davis’s primary role is intermediary to communicate program needs, concerns and initiatives to the Dean’s Office, while implementing Faculty-wide initiatives related to this considerable segment of the Faculty’s educational and research activities. In addition to liaising with the Dean’s Office, she collaborates with the Faculty’s departments and graduate programs, as well as with McGill’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) office. Dr. Davis participates in Faculty-wide graduate student recruitment and actively promotes the Faculty’s graduate studies activities. She participates in the creation of new graduate programs and assists in a range of initiatives for graduate and postdoctoral education. She is also responsible for the Faculty’s graduate student support programs, which involves the distribution of funds allocated to the Faculty from GPS, running the Internal Studentship, Postdoctoral Fellowship and Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship competitions, adjudicating Faculty of Medicine-specific awards and working closely with University Advancement and donors to increase funding for trainees at all levels in the Faculty.

Prior to joining McGill in 2002, Dr. Davis was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She has had extensive teaching, research and graduate training experience, and has received several distinguished teaching awards. Dr. Davis earned her PhD in anatomy from McGill University in 1992 and holds a Master’s degree in Zoology and a Bachelor’s degree in Honours Biology from the University of Western Ontario.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Davis as she begins her second term as Associate Dean in this important mandate.

Dr. David Eidelman

Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Mara Ludwig

Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs