We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jessica Emed to the position of Assistant Dean, Health Professions Education, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.

As Assistant Dean, Health Professions Education, Ms. Emed will report to the Vice-Dean, Education and will be responsible for implementing the Education Strategic Plan as it pertains to the Health Professions programs. Working closely with the Vice-Dean and the Project Manager, Ms. Emed will help put into action the strategic plan’s three main goals which focus on promoting and advancing learner-centered approaches to teaching, interprofessional education and educational research and scholarship.

Ms. Emed will also work in close collaboration with the Assistant Dean, Biomedical Science Education, to co-lead activities and deliver relevant outputs from these activities each year and will also participate as a member of the Steering Educational Excellence Committee and the Education Leadership Council.

Ms. Emed is a Faculty Lecturer in the Ingram School of Nursing and Conseillère cadre en soins infirmiers with the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal Department of Nursing. She has previously served as Assistant to the Director of Nursing and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Medicine and with the Thrombosis Team at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH).

Ms. Emed received her Bachelor of Nursing degree from the Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN) at McGill University in 1998 followed by an MSc, Applied, also at the ISoN, in 2004. She completed postgraduate studies in Lean Six Sigma Methodologies at the Université Laval in 2014. She is the recipient of many awards, including the McGill Scarlet Key Award (1998), the ISoN Alumnae Association (2003), the ISoN F. Moyra Allen Prize (2004), the Archie Deskin Scholarship, JGH (2005), the Journal of Vascular Nursing Writing Award (2009), the Oncology Nurses Society Writing Award (2013), as well as the ISoN Excellence in Precepting Award (2013) and JGH Excellence in Teaching Award (2014).

Ms. Emed brings a wealth of experience in education, supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, and interprofessional team development to her new role. In addition to coordinating classroom-based and clinical courses at the ISoN, she has led initiatives to support teaching and learning, as well as the transition from new graduate to clinician, in the clinical setting.

Ms. Emed has been an investigator on several research teams funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her main areas of research interest are patient engagement, education and knowledge transfer, particularly in the field of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a topic on which she has published and presented extensively. She has also been involved in successful patient safety initiatives to reduce VTE cases. In 2010 she and her team were awarded the Safer Healthcare Now! Hospital VTE Prevention Hospital Award.

She is currently co-lead of the Patient Engagement Platform, CanVECTOR Network, a pan-Canadian patient-oriented Community Development Program focused on VTE. Ms. Emed’s other research interests include determining patient-oriented research priorities, supporting professional development in the clinical setting, and improving the quality and safety of patient care in areas such as fall prevention, pressure ulcer prevention, and the format and content of nursing handoffs.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Emed to this new role and wishing her every success.


Dr. David Eidelman

Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine


Dr. Annette Majnemer

Vice-Dean, Education


July 12, 2018