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Research Office Staff

People and programs to support research

The people in Dalhousie’s Medical Research Development Office are dedicated to helping our researchers succeed. They foster a positive and collegial environment for research and ensure that medical researchers at all levels—from student to senior faculty member—have access to the facilities, collaborators, funding, training and other supports they require to conduct excellent research.

Who we are and what we do:

Roger McLeod, PhD
Interim Associate Dean, Research
Phone: 902-494-4199
Email: roger.mcleod@dal.ca

  • advance innovative research agenda
  • recruitment and retention
  • research space

Gerry Johnston, PhD
Assistant Dean, Research
Phone: 902-494-6465
Email: g.c.johnston@dal.ca

  • Core facilities
  • Unit Director, Research in Medicine

Michael West, PhD
Assistant Dean, Research – clinical trials
Phone: 902-473-4023
Email: michael.west@cdha.nshealth.ca

  • clinical research and clinical trials
  • collaborative and multidisciplinary research

Sultan Darvesh, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Assistant Dean, Research – clinical departments
Phone: 902-473-7124
Email: sultan.darvesh@dal.ca

  • clinical and basic science linkages
  • multidisciplinary research teams
  • research career development, clinical faculty

Valerie Chappe, PhD
Assistant Dean, Graduate & postdoctoral studies
Phone: 902-494-2995
Email: valerie.chappe@dal.ca

  • graduate student and post-doctoral fellow rep
  • career development for graduate and post-doc trainees
  • Professional & Research Education Program (PREP)

Tony Reiman, MD, SM, FRCPC
Assistant Dean, Research – Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB)
Phone: 506-648-6330
Email: anthony.reiman@horizonnb.ca

  • DMNB research programs and facilities
  • Collaboration with partner institutions
  • Recruitment and retention of DMNB researchers

Carla Ross
Director of Research Development
Phone: 902-494-1887
Email: carla.ross@dal.ca

Jaymi Cormier, PhD
Manager, Health Research Strategy
Phone: 902-494-3886
Email: Jaymi.Cormier@dal.ca

  • Collaborative health research strategy
  • Health partner engagement
  • Proposal development 

Terrilyn Chiasson, MAEd
Interim Program Manager, personnel support programs
Phone: 902-494-3886
Email: terrilyn.chiasson@dal.ca

Terrilyn Chiasson, MAEd
Program manager – Professional & Research Education Program (PREP)
Phone: 902-494-6834
Email: terrilyn.chiasson@dal.ca

Sandy Bennett
Administrative assistant
Phone: 902-494-1395
Email: sandy.bennett@dal.ca

  • administrative, technical and logistical support to Medical Research Development Office