Announcement: Brad Urquhart has been appointed Associate Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education

I am pleased to announce that Brad Urquhart, PhD, has been appointed as Associate Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, effective from September 1, 2019 to August 30, 2024.

Dr. Urquhart earned his BSc and PhD, in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. He then completed his Post-Doctoral studies at the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. In 2009, he joined the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, as an Assistant Professor. He was appointed as an Associate Professor in 2015.

Dr. Urquhart maintains an active research program in the areas of basic and clinical pharmacology with a focus on understanding why patients vary in their response to medications. His laboratory is particularly interested in kidney disease as patients with this condition take several medications concurrently and have a much greater chance of experiencing drug toxicity. Dr. Urquhart’s research is currently funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

He is the treasurer and member of the education committee for the Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He reviews grants for CIHR and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Locally, he is co-vice chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and served as the chair of the undergraduate program in Physiology and Pharmacology.

Dr. Urquhart is the recipient of several awards including Dean’s Award of Excellence for Junior Faculty; the Marilyn Robinson Award for Teaching Excellence; the K.M. Piafsky Presentation Award, Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Merck-Frost Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship, Canadian Society of Clinical Pharmacology; and the Margaret P. Moffat Award at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Urquhart on his appointment.

Dr. Davy Cheng
Acting Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Distinguished University Professor & EPICOR Research Chair
Western University, London, Canada