Dr. Joanne Langley
Inflammation, Infection & Immunity
Dr. Joanne Langley, professor of pediatrics and community health and epidemiology at Dalhousie Medical School, and an infectious diseases specialist at the IWK Health Centre, has been appointed Dalhousie University’s CIHR-GSK Chair in Pediatric Vaccinology. It’s the only chair of its kind in the country.
As chair, Dr. Langley, a pediatrician, epidemiologist, and public health advisor to various levels of government, will aim to improve vaccines for children – from the fetal period through to young adulthood. She’ll also work to prevent influenza and other respiratory infections through refined vaccine programs.
The new chair is supported by a $700,000 partnered investment from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and GlaxoSmithKline, with additional support from Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Academic Pediatrics Incorporated, the Dalhousie Department of Pediatrics, the IWK Health Centre, and the Canadian Center for Vaccinology.