Dr. Robert Hammond appointed Associate Dean, Admissions

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Hammond has been appointed as Associate Dean, Admissions, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017.

Dr. Hammond received his undergraduate and medical training at Western, his MD in 1987 and his Royal College Certification in Neuropathology in 1992. Following a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Neuroscience, University of California San Diego, he was a Visiting Research Associate for the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. He was recruited to Western and the London Health Sciences Centre to the Departments of Pathology and Clinical Neurological Sciences in 1995. Dr. Hammond's previous administrative experience at Western University includes Assistant Dean, Admissions (2009-2012), Chair, Medicine Admissions (2007-2009), Faculty Advisor, Student Wellness Program (2004-present) and Director, Residency Training Program for the Division of Neuropathology (1999-2004).

Dr. Hammond has trained more than 30 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He has authored more than 70 articles and book chapters in the medical and scientific literature and is an Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. Current clinical and research interests include neuromuscular disease, brain tumours, inflammatory neurological disease, cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy and digital image analysis in Neuropathology. He is involved in policy development and research pertaining to Admissions processes locally and nationally. Educational interests include the development of interactive digital teaching resources for clinical Neurosciences. Dr. Hammond was the recipient of the Junior Scientist Award, Canadian Association of Pathologists (2002), the Schulich Education Excellence Award (2007) and the USC Teaching Honor Roll Award of Excellence (2010).

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

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