New Academic Faculty Appointment: Dr. Michael Hawkes

Dr. Michael Hawkes in a field hospital in Uganda, Africa

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Hawkes to his new role as Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases commencing July 1, 2023.

Michael Hawkes (BEng, McGill U; MD, U of Alberta; PhD, U of Toronto; DTM&H, Peru; FRCPC, Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases; Distinguished Researcher, Stollery Science Lab) is a clinician-scientist, based at the University of Alberta for the past 10 years. In addition to a clinical practice in consultant Pediatric Infectious Diseases, he leads a translational research program in global pediatric infections. Diseases of focus include some of the leading infectious disease killers of children in the world today: malaria, pneumonia, Ebola, and HIV. He holds peer reviewed grants (CIHR, Grand Challenges Canada, Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology) that support basic science research, epidemiologic studies, and clinical trials. He operates field sites in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has more than 140 peer-reviewed publications, which have been cited over 4,000 times in medical literature. His research is improving outcomes in children with serious infections in some of the least developed areas of the globe.

Welcome Dr. Hawkes!