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MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD
As we enter into fall, I want to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone for all you contribute to the Department and to the provision of health care within the AHS Calgary zone. The COVID pandemic continues to challenge us all in variable ways, with this current fourth wave bringing its own unique challenges.
Although delayed by the pandemic, the Department will be developing a new Strategic Plan over the coming months to help guide us through the next five years. Please stay tuned for opportunities to provide input. We have also had to postpone the annual DOM Awards night until January 2022 – however we are still optimistic this will provide an opportunity to come together for an in-person celebration. Please review the fall newsletter for some departmental highlights and important announcements. Also keep your eyes open for the DOM 2020-21 Annual report coming soon.
– Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc
MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT MANAGER
In the midst of this incredibly tough wave of the pandemic I would like to commend
all of our Department members, physicians and staff, on the incredible clinical work being done to support our patients, advocate for the health of all Albertans, and the collegiality in caring for each other as colleagues.
I would be remiss if I didn’t also acknowledge all the non-COVID work happening across the Department, which is also greatly impacted by the pandemic and the focus it demands. From clinical spaces to administrative meetings, in research, in education, in leadership, virtually, and in person, you are all continuing to press on with so much incredible work it keeps your teams and the Department progressing forward despite the present challenges. Please know that you are admired and appreciated by so many.
– Allison Mirotchnik
ACADEMIC CF RESPIROLOGIST
Sections: Respiratory Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Close Date: November 26, 2021
MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS
“Limb Preservation in Individuals with Diabetes”
Dr. Zaina Albalawi
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
8:00 am – 9:00 am
All health providers & learners welcome, but registration is required.
CAR T-CELL CLINICIAN SCIENTIST
Scope: Clinical, Research
Close Date: November 19, 2021
NEW IMRP ADMINISTRATOR
We are pleased to announce that Lynette Lipinski will be joining the Department of Medicine IMRP team as an Internal Medicine Program Administrator as of October 25, 2021.
Lynette has been with the Department of Medicine for 20 years. Lynette has been the program administrator for the Nephrology training program for the past 14 years. Prior to AHS, Lynette worked for 15 years at the Regina General Hospital. Lynette holds a Diploma of Associate in Business Administration, majoring in accounting from the University of Regina.
In her spare time, Lynette’s spends time with her husband and “kids” (2 dogs and 1 cat) and is a huge Saskatchewan Roughriders fan! Please join us in welcoming Lynette to her new role.
NEW IMRP ADMINISTRATOR
We are pleased to announce that Edita Skoric will be joining the Department of Medicine IMRP team as an Internal Medicine Program Administrator as of October 12, 2021.
Edita comes to us from the DLRI (Department of Distributed Learning and Rural Initiatives) within the Cumming School of Medicine where she had the role of Administrative Coordinator. Edita’s previous role was Senior Administrative Assistant, Deans Office, Faculty of Nursing. Prior to that, Edita worked for several years within AHS as Admin Support IV/V supporting Department Manger at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Dept. of Peds. Edita holds a diploma in Business Administration, French Language, at University of Calgary and has a background in Civil law.
In her spare time, Edita is a lover of the written word, classical music including piano, enjoying walks with her dog and is a space/astronomy nerd. Please join us in welcoming Edita to her new role.
Close Date: November 1, 2021