AMS past Hannah Chair Jackie Duffin honoured with Order of Canada for career contributions

January 19, 2021

A hematologist and historian, Jacalyn Duffin, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C) Ph.D., held the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at Queen’s University, one of eight AMS funded Hannah Chairs in Canada, from 1988 to 2017. She was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada for “her leadership as an academic and mentor in the field of medical history.”

A former President of both the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, she is the author of eight books and many articles, holds several awards for teaching and research and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

CEO Gail Paech noted “As Canada’s main source of support for the history of medicine, AMS is extremely proud of the role Jackie has played in elevating its standing in the academic community and beyond. We couldn’t be more pleased that her many contributions have been recognized with this honour.”