The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Deborah Money as Executive Vice Dean, effective April 1, 2016.
Dr. Money is a distinguished member of the Faculty of Medicine community as an alumna, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, associate member in the Department of Medicine and the School of Population and Public Health, and active clinician and researcher in Reproductive Infectious Diseases. Dr. Money is currently, Vice President, Research at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, Provincial Health Services Authority.
Trained with a BSc in Microbiology, Dr. Money then completed her MD followed by her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UBC. She did a clinical and research Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington, and returned to UBC and to the Oak Street campus as the first individual in Canada with this combined training.
In collaboration with colleagues here at UBC, Dr. Money has developed an education and translational research program in Reproductive Infectious Diseases with research focused on three major areas: HIV in pregnancy, Human papilloma virus (HPV), and the prevention of cervical cancer; and most recently is leading a personalized medicine research program (CIHR/Genome BC) to understand the role of the vaginal microbiome in health and disease. She is also actively involved in teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate and CME level, and established the first fellowship in Infectious Diseases for Obstetrician/Gynecologists in Canada.
She is a past-President (and first non-US President) of the Infectious Diseases Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2013 she was awarded the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Western Regional Award for achievement, the YWCA, metro Vancouver, Woman of Distinction Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
As Executive Vice Dean, Dr. Money, in coordination with the Dean, will have a major role in the management of the Faculty of Medicine, including working with the Faculty in the implementation of the five year strategic plan. Dr. Money will also provide operational leadership to Department Heads and School Directors, as well as oversight of academic standards and the administrative functions of the Faculty.