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College of Medicine Staff Update


The College of Medicine welcomes new staff and says farewell to a long-time employee.

Lisa Persaud – Student Affairs
The College of Medicine is happy to announce that Lisa Persaud has joined the Regina Campus as Specialist, Student Affairs.  Her primary role is to be the point of contact and advocate for our undergraduate medical students related to their academic and personal health needs.  Her office is located in the College of Medicine offices (1B13.01) in the Regina General Hospital.
Lisa is trained as a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and in that capacity worked in Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) for approximately six years.  During this time, she was the primary preceptor of all American-trained SLP students completing their clinical placements in Regina.  Most recently, she has been working with as a Patient Safety Specialist within RQHR where she has gained extensive experience collaborating with many parties (within and outside of the RQHR) and has worked extensively with physicians and senior leaders in the organization, all with a goal to address patient safety incidents and then review opportunities for improvement. 
Lisa will be working directly with our Regina-based Student Affairs team – Drs. Nicole Fahlman and Tiann O’Carroll – to help students on the Regina Campus.  Lisa will also be collaborating with her counterparts in Saskatoon and all other team members on the Regina Campus. 
Dr. Helen Chang – Faculty Development Lead
Congratulations also to Dr. Helen Chang who has now replaced Dr. Christina Ames in the College of Medicine and will lead Faculty Development at the Regina campus. In the past, she has been involved in teaching many courses, assisted with standard setting and is the Sensitive Exam Teaching Associate Site Coordinator for Regina. Prior to that she was the Clinical Integration Site Coordinator in Regina. Dr. Chang is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Academic Family Medicine. She can be reached at 306-766-0558 regarding any Faculty Development questions or concerns. 

Deboleena Chakraborty – Clerkship Coordinator
Deboleena Chakraborty will be joining the College of Medicine Office at Regina General Hospital on Sept. 18, 2017.  Deboleena previously worked for the College of Medicine in Saskatoon and will be supporting our Year 3 and Year 4 students in Regina.  She will take over for Holly Doell who will be transitioning to the Year 2 team on Oct. 1, 2017. 

Yvonne Bloos - Retirement
Yvonne Bloos will be retiring from the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region and the College of Medicine effective Nov. 1, 2017.  Yvonne has worked in the region for 27 years and spent the last 11 years with the College of Medicine in a number of different roles.  Most recently she has provided administrative support to our international elective students and also the ICU and trauma rotation, among other duties.  We wish Yvonne all the best in her well-deserved retirement, she will be missed by students, staff, and faculty. 

Submitted by: Kris Schoenhofen, Manager, Administration & Finance – Regina