Brock appoints new medical director

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Brock appoints new medical director

Sept. 1, 2009

With the beginning of the new school year, Brock University is also welcoming a new medical director to its on-campus health services for students.

Dr. Darrell Grant, who has been involved in patient care with Student Health Services on a part-time basis for eight years and was Acting Medical Director for Brock during the SARS crisis in 2003, will assume the position as of Sept. 1, 2009.

Dr. Grant is replacing Dr. Val Jaeger, whose tenure as medical director officially ended Aug. 30.

Dr. Jaeger has been involved with Student Health Services at Brock for more than 22 years and has served as medical director since 2004. She resigned in August to accept the position of Acting Associate Medical Officer of Health at Niagara Regional Public Health.

In addition to her health-related work, Dr. Jaeger was actively involved with the Brock Board of Trustees and the Leave the Pack Behind smoking cessation program. She is also a founding member of the Ontario Medical Association Section on College Health, a medical consultant to the Sexual Assault Treatment Centre in Niagara and the lead physician for pandemic planning with the Niagara Region Public Health unit.

“Dr. Jaeger’s years of service to the University have been marked by her key role in developing policy and best practices for students at risk, diversity issues, pandemic planning initiatives and for strengthening Brock’s ties with Niagara Public Health,” said Kim Meade, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Student Services. “We wish her all the best and look forward to working with Dr. Darrell Grant.”

Melodie Shick-Porter, director of clinical services, Student Health Services, described Jaeger as “competent, caring, calm and kind” and said she has always been known to give more than 100 per cent to her patients.

“Dr. Jaeger has helped to shape Student Health Services at Brock into a top-quality service for our students,” said Shick-Porter. “Her compassionate manner, expertise and dedication is seen in her management of the many students she has seen over the years, as well as her relationships with staff, physicians, student staff and the extended Brock community.”

Brock’s Student Health Services is a confidential and comprehensive service, with a team of nurses, physicians and administrative staff working together to manage student medical and health needs.