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Alisa Piekny appointed associate dean of Research and Infrastructure at Concordia’s School of Health

February 20, 2024

Longtime researcher to foster a dynamic and collaborative research environment

Alisa Piekny has been appointed as the associate dean of Research and Infrastructure at Concordia’s School of Health, with a mandate to lead the school into a new era of innovation and collaboration.

Having spent the past 15 years as a professor in the Department of Biology, Piekny brings with her a wealth of expertise in health research, particularly in the realm of cancer cell biology. Her tenure as a Tier 2 Concordia University Research Chair underscores her commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and her significant contributions to the field.

Notably, Piekny is the co-founder and former director of the Centre for Microscopy and Cellular Imaging, further highlighting her leadership and organizational acumen in establishing successful research initiatives. 

“The appointment of Alisa as associate dean signifies Concordia's dedication to fostering a dynamic and collaborative research environment within the School of Health,” says Véronique Pepin, interim dean of the School of Health. “Alisa has an excellent grasp of the Concordia research landscape, internally and externally. She also has that rare ability of sensing opportunities that can feed both the individuals and the collective goals. Along with her poised and welcoming demeanour, she strikes me as the ideal person to empower fellow researchers to achieve their full potential and elevate the School’s research to new heights.” 

In her new role, Piekny will spearhead efforts to promote and facilitate groundbreaking research endeavors, amplifying Concordia's impact in the realm of health sciences. Her extensive network of research collaborations positions her as a catalyst for strategic initiatives aimed at addressing pressing health challenges. 

"I am truly honored to join the team at the School of Health and contribute to its mission of excellence in research," says Piekny on her appointment. "I am eager to work alongside my colleagues to unlock new avenues of discovery and innovation that will benefit not only our institution but also the broader community."

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