The Global Health Office is pleased to present the Dr. Jock Murray Award for Resident Leadership in Global Health to Dr. Arlene MacDougall (Psychiatry)
This award was established in 2010 to recognize excellence within residents who demonstrate commitment to global health as they advocate for marginalized populations and explore new ways to engage in clinical service, education and research in underserviced populations in Canada and abroad. Dr. Murray is a world-renowned expert in multiple sclerosis, medical humanities and medical history. Dr. Murray is a former Dean of Dalhousie Medical School; Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University and remains active in the Medical Humanities Program. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and member of the Order of Nova Scotia. Dr Murray is a strong advocate for the values within global health.
Dr. MacDougall is a Fellow with Global Psychiatry and First Episode Psychosis in the Psychiatry Department, Dalhousie University. Dr. MacDougall is described as a “Global Physician” who advocates for system change in mental health in marginalized communities locally and globally.
During her fellowship she helped develop a collaborative partnership between the Stanton Territorial Health Authority in the NWT and Dalhousie University. The focus of this partnership is to strengthen resident opportunities available in the NWT through clinical care delivery, education, capacity building and research.
Dr. MacDougall has also been involved with developing training materials for the, well established, Global Psychiatry partnership with Guyana and has worked with First Nations communities in Canada. Upon completion of her fellowship Dr. MacDougall plans to continue her career in Global Health focusing on capacity building and mental health service research in under resourced communities locally and abroad.
Check back early May when we will announce the Dr. John Savage Memorial Award for Faculty Leadership in Global Health.