Dr. Beverly Adams appointed new Senior Associate Dean, Education

Appointment of Dr. Adams took effect on Oct. 1

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Beverly Adams, MD, as the new Senior Associate Dean, Education. The appointment was effective Oct. 1.

Bev replaces Dr. Maureen Topps, MD, who accepted a new role as Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Council of Canada.

Bev has served as Associate Dean, Professionalism, Equity and Diversity since July 2017. Under her guidance, Equity Guidelines were introduced at the CSM and the Network of Women in Medicine was created. The collaboration of academic and clinical female faculty supports women in all stages of their career, including the CSM’s first-ever summit on advancing professional success for women in medicine last April.

She is an Associate Professor and was the Head of the Department of Psychiatry from July 2013 until Aug. 31, 2018, after holding the position on an acting basis for more than a year.

With Dr. Zelma Kiss, MD, PhD, she is conducting  research on the use of magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) to treat resistant Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The new technology, and the only MRgFUS system in Western Canada, allows surgeons to access the brain without cutting the skin or drilling into the skull.

Bev completed residency training in psychiatry at the University of Alberta with a special interest in OCD and brain imaging. She has served as Section Chief in the Department of Psychiatry for In-patients, Consultation Liaison and Emergency in the Calgary Zone. She was also Director of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program from 2002 to 2010. Since starting at the Foothills Medical Centre in 1993, Bev has been actively involved in clinical trials for schizophrenia.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Adams on her new role within the Cumming School of Medicine’s senior leadership team.

Jon Meddings, MD
Dean, Cumming School of Medicine   
University of Calgary

Dr. Beverly Adams

Dr. Beverly Adams