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November 2015 Newsletter
Eric Arts, HBSc’90, PhD, is leading the only North American site collaborating with the European AIDS Vaccine Initiative (EAVI2020) to accelerate the development of an HIV vaccine.
Young scientist receives provincial research honour With a focus on personalized surgical treatment and development of wearable sensors, Matthew Teeter, PhD, has received a 2015 John Charles Polanyi Prize for his research in joint replacement. UME program receives full accreditation status for eight years After two years of preparation and an intensive four-day review led by CACMS in collaboration with the LCME, Schulich Medicine’s UME program received full accreditation status. Investing in people Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, has a plan ready as she begins a career-defining role as the new Scientific and Executive Director at Robarts Research Institute. Her approach focuses on what she considers to be the most integral factor for success: people. Celebrating 50 years and so much more During the fall, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry celebrated 50 years of Dentistry, its alumni of distinction recipients and more than a century of education and research in medicine, dentistry and the sciences. Homecoming 2016: Save the date and nominate an alumnus of distinction We look forward to welcoming you September 30 - October 2 for Homecoming 2016, where an exciting array of events will take place. Nominations are now being accepted for our 2016 Alumni of Distinction Awards. Schulich Medicine’s UME program receives international recognition with an ASPIRE award Schulich Medicine’s UME program was honoured with an ASPIRE award presented by the Association for Medical Education in Europe a worldwide organization promoting international excellence in education in the health care professions. Siblings Eric and Dora Habib made history at the School's first combined White Coat Ceremony Siblings Eric and Dora Habib made history at the 2015 White Coat Ceremony. Along with 258 of their classmates, the pair entered their respective programs at the School’s first combined ceremony. NHLPA supports concussion research The National Hockey League Players’ Association has made a challenge gift of $500,000 to support concussion research led by Arthur Brown, PhD, and Greg Dekaban, PhD. Bringing new life into research on the placenta Charles McKenzie, PhD, and Timothy Regnault, PhD, have received $3.7 million CAD in funding over four years from the National Institute of Health’s Human Placenta Project. The next generation of cancer care Dr. Sanjiv S. Gambhir receives J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine. Alumni Engagement Survey Share your thoughts on Schulich Medicine & Dentistry communications and events and enter to win a new Apple TV. DOCS founder recognized for forty years of community service Dr. Kenneth Wright received a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for his work in establishing the Dental Outreach Community Service and his commitment to many social service agencies. Commitment to the Community Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni around the world give their time through volunteer pursuits to enrich their communities. Share your story with us about how you are living the value of social responsibility and giving back. New rapid test for E. coli improves food safety Dr. Michael Rieder and his team have created a new rapid-test system to detect E. coli 0157, which may prevent contaminated food from reaching grocery store shelves. Alumni Announcements Announcements and updates from our alumni community. Student and Trainee Profiles Profiles on Jessamyn Little, Celina Dharamshi, Alex Moszczynski and Dr. Shane Smith