In 2022, the University of Manitoba conferred the title of Professor Emeritus or Dean Emeritus upon the following Rady Faculty of Health Sciences faculty members, recognizing their distinguished service to the university through teaching, research and scholarship.

Portrait of Dr. Christine Ateah.
DR. CHRISTINE ATEAH, Professor Emeritus

Christine Ateah [BN/80, PhD/00] is a professor in the College of Nursing, where her appointments have included associate dean of the undergraduate program. As vice-dean, education of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Ateah developed the Office of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Her research has focused on promoting healthy child development and preventing child maltreatment. She has received numerous teaching awards and has been recognized for advancing interprofessional education in the health sciences.

Portrait of Dr. Anthony Iacopino.
DR. ANTHONY IACOPINO, Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus

Dr. Anthony Iacopino was dean of the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry from 2007 to 2019. Among his many accomplishments as dean, he modernized clinical and lab operations and oversaw curriculum reform. Recognized for his research in oral-systemic health, he established the International Centre for Oral-Systemic Health at UM. He was honoured with the Manitoba Dental Association Service Award and the Distinguished Dentist Citation Award from the Canadian Region of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Portrait of Dr. Ed Kroeger.
DR. EDWIN KROEGER, Professor Emeritus

Ed Kroeger [M.Sc./68, PhD/70], professor of physiology and pathophysiology, has had a distinguished five-decade faculty career. At the Max Rady College of Medicine, his senior roles have included associate dean, research and assistant dean, graduate studies. Kroeger, an expert on the mechanisms of asthma, led the development of the annual Canadian Student Health Research Forum at UM. In 2009, the Health Sciences Graduate Student Association named its Mentorship Award in his honour.

Portrait of Dr. Gerald Minuk.
DR. GERALD MINUK, Professor Emeritus

Gerald Minuk [MD/75], professor of internal medicine and pharmacology and therapeutics, founded the section of hepatology in the department of internal medicine and led it from 2002 to 2019. A co-founder of the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL), he was instrumental in introducing the discipline of hepatology to Canada. Minuk has published hundreds of manuscripts and presented his research internationally. His honours include the Distinguished Service Award from the CASL.

Portrait of Dr. Elliott Scott.
DR. J. ELLIOTT SCOTT, Professor Emeritus

Elliott Scott [M.Sc./77, PhD/80] has served the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry since 1988 as professor, associate dean of research and head of the department of oral biology. He has more than 250 publications to his credit. As a member scientist of the Manitoba Institute of Child Health, he conducted crucial research on lung development and tobacco-induced diseases. He has served since 2005 as editor-in-chief of the international journal Tobacco Induced Diseases.

Portrait of Dr. Louise Simard.
DR. LOUISE SIMARD, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Louise Simard was recruited to head the department of biochemistry and medical genetics in 2006. Her additional leadership roles included associate dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Simard’s research aimed at developing treatments for spinal muscular atrophy. She worked to advance her department’s master’s program in genetic counselling, and to promote the development of computational biology. Simard’s contributions also include the removal of differential fees for international PhD students.

Portrait of Dr. John Wilkins.
DR. JOHN WILKINS, Professor Emeritus

John Wilkins [PhD/79], professor of internal medicine and immunology, has served as a faculty member since 1980. His leadership roles have included head of the section of biomedical proteomics and head of the rheumatic diseases research lab in the department of internal medicine. As founding director of the Manitoba Centre for Proteomics and Systems Biology, Wilkins encouraged the development of new methodologies and treatments. He has mentored numerous researchers and clinician-scientists.