JM and Emmanuel smiling

In Jan 2021, J.M. Gamble (left) will become Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Research and Emmanuel Ho (right) will become Graduate Officer.

In January 2021, two faculty members will be stepping into leadership roles for the Waterloo Pharmacy graduate program.

Professor J.M. Gamble, who joined Waterloo Pharmacy in 2017, will become the Associate Director, Graduate Studies and Research. He takes the place of Andrea Edginton, who will be commencing her term as Hallman Director of the School of Pharmacy.

Prof. Gamble is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School and joined Waterloo Pharmacy from Memorial University of Newfoundland.  His research is in the area of pharmacoepidemiology with a focus on anti-diabetic medications and he is also interested in knowledge translation of drug information. This position is a three-year appointment and is responsible for overseeing the operations and trajectory of the graduate programs (MSc, PhD, MPharm) as well as moving forward the School’s research initiatives identified in Beyond Expectations, the strategic plan.

In January 2021, Prof. Emmanuel Ho will work with Prof. Gamble as the Graduate Officer.  Prof. Ho is an Associate Professor who joined the School in 2017 from the University of Manitoba. His research focuses on the development of nanoparticles, medical devices and biomaterials used for drug delivery and vaccine applications. As Graduate Officer, he will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the School’s graduate programs and will be a first point for contact for our graduate students. He takes over for Professor Praveen Nekkar who held the role for several years.