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A Fine Balance Infection Control in Infants


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Speaker Bios:
Dana Devine, PhD  
Chief Medical & Scientific Officer
Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, ON
Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Dana Devine is currently the chief medical & scientific officer at Canadian Blood Services. She is also professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of British Columbia, and a founding member of the university’s Centre for Blood Research. She is the editor‐in‐chief of the blood transfusion journal Vox Sanguinis. In service to the transfusion community, Dr. Devine is a member of numerous advisory committees and boards for such organizations as American Red Cross, Blood Systems Research Institute, Bloodworks Northwest, the New York Blood Center and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Dr. Devine completed her research training at Duke University in North Carolina where she obtained her PhD degree. She has a longstanding research career in blood products, transfusion medicine, platelet biology, complement biochemistry, and coagulation. Her current research is funded by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Canadian Blood Services, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Michelle Science, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Infectious Disease Physician
Medical Advisor, Infection Prevention and Control  
Medical Co‐Lead, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program  
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Michelle Science is an academic clinician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at SickKids Hospital and an assistant professor at the University of Toronto. Since 2012, she has been the medical advisor for Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) and the co‐lead of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at SickKids. More recently, she joined Public Health Ontario as a consulting IPAC physician.

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