Congratulations Dr. Jane Schulz

01 September 2021

Dr. Jane Schulz

Alberta Women's Health Foundation Endowed Research Chair, University of Alberta

The University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jane Schulz as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation endowed research chair for a five-year term, commencing September 1, 2021. The endowed chair is supported through a generous gift from the Alberta Women's Health Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.

Dr. Schulz is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has served as the interim chair since July 2019.

During her time as interim chair, she supported a successful residency accreditation, navigated the department through changes and challenges related to COVID-19, and created a bridge strategic plan for women’s health.

Dr. Schulz graduated with honours in research from the U of A’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry in 1992. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the U of A, after which she obtained a McLaughlin scholarship and completed a two-year urogynecology fellowship at the University of London, England, and the University of Toronto. In 1999, she accepted an academic position in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the U of A, and joined the urogynecology unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Dr. Schulz is part of a large multidisciplinary clinical academic practice at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, in addition to being involved in ongoing teaching of medical students, residents, fellows, physicians in the community, and allied health professionals. She served as the academic and clinical division lead for urogynecology from 2009-2019. Other key roles have included coordination of the student internship program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, running the department CaRMS process for almost a decade, serving as resident research director from 2001-2016 with initiation of the Clinical Investigator Program in the department, and as a member of the health research ethics board biomedical panel.

Dr. Schulz’s research focus is on clinical innovation, quality improvement and projects that have immediate clinical knowledge translation. She is a founding member of the Lois Hole Hospital Women’s Society and the Canadian Society for Pelvic Medicine. Dr. Schulz is an active member of the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute and a women's health research ambassador for the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation. In addition, she has served as the North American representative to the International Committee of the International Urogynecology Association (IUGA), and currently serves on the IUGA publications committee.

The Faculty thanks the search and selection committee who helped make this appointment possible.