Advocate for children and youth health
Leader in paediatric infectious disease
Worked in Ottawa.
Named Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax in July 1999, the first woman to become Dean of Medicine in Canada.
Worked for 18 years at the University of Ottawa, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Ottawa General as a professor, clinician and researcher in pediatrics and infectious diseases.
In 1981, she founded the Infectious Disease Division at the University of Ottawa and lead the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Service at CHEO.
Published over 150 papers, served on the editorial boards of several major pediatric publications, and been very active in academic and professional societies and organizations as well as federal government committees and task forces.