Prestigious recognition reflects a “dedication and excellence in their field”

Dr. Janice Keefe of Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is one of just three health science leaders in the Atlantic region among the 74 newly named 2021 Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

Dr. Keefe is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Studies and Gerontology at MSVU, the Lena Isabel Jodrey Chair in Gerontology, and Director of Nova Scotia Centre on Aging.

“Election to Fellowship in the Academy is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community and carries with it a covenant to serve the Academy and the future well-being of the health sciences irrespective of the Fellow’s specific discipline.” – CAHS

Dr. Keefe is one of Canada’s leading researchers on aging, home care, long-term care and caregiving and a resource to municipal, provincial and federal governments on these topics. Her academic output has earned her a Canada Research Chair 2002-12, a named chair in Gerontology at MSVU, and appointments to the CAHS Dementia Assessment Panel in 2019 and the Royal Society of Canada assessment on the impact of COVID on seniors in 2020. She has won awards from the Canadian Association of Gerontology, the Global Ageing Network, and several local organizations.

About CAHS: “The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences brings together Canada’s top-ranked health and biomedical scientists and scholars to make a positive impact on the urgent health concerns of Canadians. Our Fellows, drawn from all disciplines across our nation’s universities, healthcare and research institutes, evaluate Canada’s most complex health challenges and recommend strategic, actionable solutions.”

Congratulations, Dr. Keefe!