A Dal prof has become one of the newest Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Fellows, one of the highest honours for members of the country’s health sciences community.
Dr. Jean Marshall, a Professor in Dal’s Department of Microbiology & Immunology, is a driving force in the immunology research community, internationally recognized for her major research contributions to the study of mast cells, allergy and inflammation, and an outstanding mentor of research trainees and junior faculty. She served as President of the Canadian Society for Immunology, and has provided expertise to many national and international funding organizations, foundations and institutions.
Dr. Marshall has received major career awards from leading immunology and allergy organisations. She has initiated and led innovative and productive multidisciplinary and multinational research teams, and is a role model for effective and collaborative leadership.
"I am both thrilled and humbled to be inducted into the CAHS and look forward to joining the current CAHS fellows from Dalhousie in contributing to their activities,” says Dr. Marshall.
CAHS Fellows are chosen through a peer review process for their demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies, and commitment to advance academic health sciences. They agree to serve the academy and be active in promoting improved health, health care and health-related policies.
“Congratulations to Dr. Marshall on this much deserved recognition from the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences,” says Dr. Alice Aiken, Vice President Research and Innovation at Dalhousie. “She is at the forefront of discovering new ways to defend ourselves against disease, and playing a key role in developing our understanding of how viroceuticals can reduce suffering and save lives.”
Dr. Marshall was inducted into the Academy on Thursday, September 19 at a ceremony in Ottawa.
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