Announcement: Dr. Gerry Cooper extended as Associate Dean, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Gerry Cooper has been extended as Associate Dean for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Campus effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2018.

Dr. Cooper graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and later, a Master of Education. In 2001, he earned an EdD in Adult Education at the University of Toronto. Dr. Cooper is regarded as a leading thinker in the elocution of concurrent disorders’ training programs, as well as in a variety of substance-abuse related topics.

Dr. Cooper has produced a multitude of educational materials regarding community action, methadone maintenance therapy, tobacco cessation and treatment utilization. Since 1976, Dr. Cooper has worked in a variety of roles related to the fields of mental health, addiction and education. Most recently, he worked as the Associate Dean of Learner Affairs at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) in Sudbury, Ontario.

Dr. Cooper has been a member on a variety of international committees including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse, and is currently the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s (AFMC) Representative on the American Association of Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Group on Regional Medical Campuses, based in Washington, DC. He also held the positions of Chair of NOSM’s Learner Housing Task Force and its Conflict of Interest Work Group, Associate Professor, Clinical Education, and Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, Laurentian University.

Dr. Cooper’s work has been featured in professional journals such as The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, The Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, and the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. His 2014 publication in the Medical Education Online journal focuses on medical education, specifically, the role that orientation programs play regarding incoming medical students’ professional identification formulation.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Cooper on his extension.

Dr. Michael Strong, Dean
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry