Two faculty members named Distinguished University Professor

Two outstanding faculty members have been recognized as ‘complete scholars’ with the title of Distinguished University Professor.


Two outstanding faculty members have been recognized as Distinguished University Professor.

Dr. Harriet MacMillan (Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and Pediatrics), and Prof. Eric Brown (Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences) have been conferred the title.

MacMillan’s work has led to a better understanding of the impact of exposure to violence and its link to mental health outcomes and has spurred international prevention efforts, which she has helped to evaluate.

Brown’s research program in antimicrobial drug discovery, and innovative leadership in education, that culminated in the establishment of the hybrid undergraduate and graduate program in Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization.

The title of Distinguished University Professor, created in 1996, is conferred only on faculty members who have demonstrated distinction and impact well beyond McMaster.

Those awarded the title must have demonstrated an outstanding and sustained research record that demonstrates international impact and recognition.

He or she should also be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning and a history of service that has had an impact on the community.

No more than two per cent of all full-time faculty can hold the title.

The two faculty members will be formally recognized at this year’s Spring Convocation ceremonies.

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