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ON THE MOVE: Dr. Anthony Schryvers

November 14, 2008 3 comments

Posted November 13, 2008

Photo by Trudie Lee, used with permission from AHFMR

Photo by Trudie Lee, used with permission from AHFMR

The Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Schryvers, MD-PhD, to the position of Associate Dean, Undergraduate Science Education effective November 1, 2008.

Dr. Schryvers is currently a professor in the Departments of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and director of the O’Brien Centre for the Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Calgary.

He received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta in 1981 and graduated with an MD from the University of Calgary in 1984.

Dr. Schryvers has been involved in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program since its inception in 2005, responsible for overseeing the laboratory facilities and serving as associate director of the program for two years.

Dr. Schryvers was supported through AHFMR Scholar, Senior Scholar and Scientist awards to establish himself as an internationally recognized leader in the study of bacterial iron acquisition systems that complemented his efforts in vaccine development.

Dr. Schryvers spearheaded the formation of an AHFMR Interdisciplinary Team Grant Program in Vaccine Design and Implementation last year. Alongside team members from the University of Calgary, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Toronto, and University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Schryvers is developing an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach for the prevention of childhood infections caused by host-restricted, bacterial respiratory pathogens.

As Associate Dean, Dr. Schryvers will ensure that Undergraduate Science Education provides our Bachelor of Health Sciences students with a well-rounded background in health sciences that will enable them to pursue further opportunities in the global health care sector.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Schryvers to his new role.

Tom Feasby, MD
Dean, Faculty of Medicine

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