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Celebrating our achievements

We are celebrating the monthly achievements of our faculty, staff, trainees and students. This month we’d like to congratulate Dr. Mark Goldszmidt, Dr. Mariamma Joseph, Dr. Claude Kortas, Dr. Michele Weir, and Yoshith Perera and Delaney Hines.

Dr. Mark Goldszmidt, Associate Director, CERI, and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, principally authored the article “Progressive collaborative refinement on teams: Implications for communication practices”, recently published by the prestigious journal Medical Education. The paper, which was principally authored by Dr. Mark Goldszmidt, with co-authors, Dr. Tim Dornan, School of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University, and Dr. Lorelei Lingard, Founding Director and Senior Scientist, CERI, and Professor, Department of Medicine, explores how genres of communication used by medical teaching teams, including admission, progress and discharge notes, influence the team’s ability to collective care for their patients. Congratulations to all on this important paper.

Dr. Mariamma Joseph, Department of Pathology, Dr. Claude Kortas, Department of Medicine and Dr. Michele Weir, Department of Pathology, have been selected to receive the 2014 CAME Certificate of Merit Award. They will be presented their certificate at the upcoming Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) 2014 in Ottawa during the CAME Annual General Meeting on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

Yoshith Perera and Delaney Hines are recipients of the 2014 Communications Student Award from the Sheela Basrur Centre. Their communications campaign provided creative ideas to raise awareness about the health risks of e-cigarettes, influencing both the public and government policy decision around this critical public health issue. As finalists, they have the opportunity to attend and showcase the campaign (in poster format) at the annual Sheela Basrur Symposium at The Ontario Public Health Conference (TOPHC) on March 31, 2014.