Annoucement – January 2017 – Dr. Olga Theou
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Olga Theou has been appointed to the clinical research scientist position in the Department of Medicine, effective January 1, 2017. As well as further developing her own research career, Olga will act as a departmental resource for research.
Dr. Theou was most recently a research scientist in Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University. She is an affiliated scientist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and is an adjunct senior lecturer with the University of Adelaide, Australia. Originally from Greece, she completed her MSc in Gerokinesiology at California State University Fullerton and obtained a PhD in the area of Health and Aging from the University of Western Ontario. From 2011-2015, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Dalhousie University under the supervision of Dr. Kenneth Rockwood. In 2013, she was awarded a Banting Fellowship, which provides federal funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and health research-based growth.
Dr. Theou’s research is focused on the study of aging, frailty, and their interaction with physical activity and sedentary behaviors. In addition to developing her own research program, she will seek out opportunities to collaborate with other clinical investigators in the Department.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Theou to her new appointment in the Department of Medicine.
|Simon Jackson, MD, FRCPC (C), MMedEd
Interim Head, Department of Medicine
|John Hanly, MD, FRCP(C)
Research Director, Department of Medicine