I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Barbara Muskat, PhD to the position of Clinical Director, Social Work reporting directly to me.In addition to all the achievements mentioned above, Barb is also the current staff co-chair of the Family Centered Care Advisory Council and so her appointment doubles up the support and the opportunity for SickKids patient and family-centered care research and practice.
Barb is an accomplished leader and academic, having held numerous roles in child and family health including Director of Community Consultation at Integra, Toronto; Social Worker, Metropolitan Toronto Social Services; and most recently at SickKids as an Academic and Clinical Specialist with a focus on research.
Barb is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and is the recipient of a 2011 grant to support her research on the “Experiences of Parents of Paediatric Patients with ALL, Two Months After Completion of Treatment”. Additionally she received a 2010 New Investigators Grant from the National Grants Program from SickKids Foundation.
Barb has published extensively and brings a wealth of clinical social work skills to her broad research expertise.
Wishing her much success as she takes on the operational and academic responsibilities for the social work program at SickKids.
Please join me in welcoming Barb to her new role.
Karen Karen Kinnear, RN BScN MBA
Executive Director, Clinical Labatt Family Heart Centre and Critical Care Services
The Hospital for Sick Children