Dr. Dina Brooks is Appointed as New National Sanitarium Association Chair

Apr 17, 2019
Jessica Boafo
Congratulations to RSI’s Dr. Dina Brooks who has just been appointed as the National Sanitarium Association Chair in Respiratory Rehabilitation Research.

Dr. Brooks will take over from another RSI faculty member, Dr. Roger Goldstein, who held the position since it was created in 2002 with an historic $1 million gift to West Park from the National Sanitarium Association (NSA), matched by the hospital’s Foundation. It was Canada’s first research chair in respiratory rehabilitation, and the first research chair at West Park.

Among her many achievements is her recent appointment as Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, and Executive Director of its School of Rehabilitation Science.

Building on her extensive body of research and proven track record of success, Dr. Brooks will, in her capacity as NSA Chair, continue to play a vital role in:

  • Championing and advancing respiratory rehabilitation research at West Park and with national and international research networks.
  • Building on the profile and program of respiratory rehabilitation research, as a means to innovate care delivery that further positions West Park as a leading academic health sciences campus in applied clinical rehabilitation research.
  • Advancing scientific knowledge and clinical practice in respiratory rehab research.
  • Providing opportunities for teaching and supervision of doctoral stream students, mentorship of postdoctoral fellows and more junior investigators.

On behalf of RSI, we wish Dr. Brooks the best on her continued success!