Dr. Kem Rogers appointed Chair, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Friday, July 20, 2012

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Kem Rogers has been appointed as Chair, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2012.

Dr. Rogers graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology in 1977 and a Master's of Science in 1980, from the University of Ottawa. He received his PhD in Anatomy (Histology) in 1984, University of Toronto. Dr. Rogers' previous administrative experience includes Acting Chair, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology January 2011 to June 2012, Graduate Program Chair, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology (1992, 1999-2002, 2006) and Associate Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education (2006-2009).

Dr. Rogers has trained more than 25 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and has published more than 60 publications. His research interests involve the study of cardiovascular disease using both animal models and tissue culture. Currently his work is focused on the use of magnetic resonance imaging to examine atherosclerosis and aortic valve sclerosis in a rabbit model. In addition, Dr. Rogers is pioneering the use of virtual classrooms for the delivery of undergraduate courses offered by the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. His group is also currently carrying out a study of student performance in face to face teaching vs the virtual classroom.

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

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