An accomplished scientist, educator, administrator and leader in medical policy
Dr. Jean Gray, Professor Emeritus of Medical Education, Medicine and Pharmacology at Dalhousie University, has championed rigorous studies of drug safety and effectiveness to improve prescribing practice. She has held many leadership positions and served with distinction in several medical organizations helping to foster excellence in health care in Canada and the world. She has been president of several organizations including both the Canadian and American Societies of Clinical Pharmacology. She has also served as president of the Canadian Institute of Academic Medicine and the Canadian Association of Medical Education, President of the Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation (1997-98), chair of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (2008-14), chair of the Cochrane Canada Advisory Board (2009-12) and chair of the Institute of Gender and Health Advisory Board of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her reputation as a skillful and courageous leader guarantees that her influence will remain long-lasting and widespread.