Dr. Candace Gibson appointed as Assistant Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education

Monday, July 22, 2013

Dr. Candace Gibson has been appointed as Assistant Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education (BMSUE), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018.

Dr. Gibson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 1972 from McMaster University. She received her PhD in neuroscience through the Department of Nutrition and Food Science in 1977, from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge MA. Following post-doctoral training in Richard Wurtman's laboratory in MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences she was recruited as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University in 1982. Dr. Gibson's previous administrative experience includes Coordinator, Undergraduate Medical Health Informatics Program, Departments of Pathology and Computer Science (2012-present); Chair, Undergraduate BMSc Pathology and Toxicology Program (2005-2010, 2011-2013); and Chair, Department of Pathology Graduate Education Committee (1983-1990, 1993-1998).

Dr. Gibson has supervised more than 10 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed papers, technical reports, policy papers, and book chapters in experimental neuroscience and health informatics. Her current research involves looking at factors which help to translate research findings into clinical practice, in particular the use of information technology in facilitating research and knowledge transfer. Her principal focus is the impact of new technologies on the provision of health services and patient care, and in health education. Dr. Gibson was the recipient of the Rollie Denison Leadership Institute Scholarship (2011-2012) and the AFMC-Infoway eHealth Award (2013). Until May 2013 she also served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Healthcare Information Management Association.

Congratulations Dr. Gibson.