Elizabeth Hillman, O.C., M.D., FAAP, FRCP
Professor of Paediatrics
|Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine
Elizabeth Hillman grew up in Northern Ontario where she lived in and attended School in School Car no.1 (a railway car converted into a school and home) for Fred Sloman, her father, who taught children in the northlands for forty years, where there were no schools or roads; he was a great teacher and my only one. I was admitted to Medical School at UWO and graduated in 1951. My postgraduate training in paediatrics was at UWO, McGill, Great Ormond St. Hospital in London, England; Harvard, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Health.While I was at Harvard, I married Donald Hillman, McGill 51 and we had 5 children in 7 years and a wonderful life as I was Director of Ambulatory Paediatrics including Emergency, management of Child Abuse, and the Poison Control Centre at McGill's Montreal Childrens' Hospital for 20 years including 4 years in Kenya with the McGill - Kenya CIDA funded Project (our children went with us) to develop a Paediatric program at the University of Nairobi.We moved to Newfoundland where Don was Chair of Paediatrics and subsequently taught for three years at the University of Sains Malaysia, McMaster, and many other international assignments together in medical education in Bhutan, Laos, Viet Nam, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda etc.
- Medical education and transfer of knowledge
- Student initiatives
- International health
- Community-based health care research
- Support for breast feeding
- Care of the frail elderly
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