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Celebrating our achievements

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Congratulations to the Centre for Education Research & Innovation (CERI). After a successful review, CERI has been renewed for a four-year term ending August 31, 2019. The external review highlighted a number of achievements in the Centre’s first term, including: its growing national and international research reputation; its extensive mentorship of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty; and its interdisciplinary, collaborative culture. Read more.

Congratulations to Ravi Menon, PhD. He has been recognized by his peers as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) at the CAHS 2015 Forum and Annual General Meeting in Ottawa on September 17, 2015. Read more.

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Shimizu, chair, General Residency Program, Schulich Dentistry, on his induction as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. Read more.

Congratulations to Saad Chahine, PhD, and Dr. Mark Goldszmidt for receiving a $25,000 Royal College/AMS CanMEDS Research Development Grant for their research on investigating the use of cognitive diagnostic assessment in the development and assessment of entrustable professional activities. Read more.

Congratulations to four outstanding graduate trainees at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry who have received the 2015 Dean’s Scholarship for Graduate Research: Georgia Nikoloudaki, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology; Martin Prusinkiewicz, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Brennan Dirk, Department of Microbiology and Immunology; and Patricia Johnson, Department of Medical Biophysics. Read more.

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Motolko. He has been appointed as Acting Chair, Department of Ophthalmology at the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, effective September 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016. Read more.

Congratulations to Matthew Quinn, Medicine Class of 2017, on receiving The Dr. Alan Hudson and Robert W. Noakes Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award. Read more.

Congratulations to Dr. Guangyong Zou, PhD. He has been appointed as Acting Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016. Read more.

Congratulations to Dr. Emil Schemitsch. He has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Surgery, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, and Chief of the Department of Surgery for London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective January 1, 2016. Read more.

Congratulations to Joe Gati, associate director, Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping, on completing the Ironman Muskoka triathlon on August 30. Gati finished with a time of 13:00:39.

Congratulations to Dr. David Spence for receiving the Scientific Excellence Award 2015. “The CSATVB Scientific Excellence Award” is sponsored by the Canadian Society for Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Dr. Spence will accept his award on October 25 at the Canadian Cardiovascular Society meeting in Toronto.

Congratulations to Natasha Caminsky and Mohammad Hassan for receiving Best Oral Presentation Awards, and Bart Kolendowski and Michael Thwaites for receiving Best Poster Presentation Awards at the London Oncology Research & Education Day.

Congratulations to Mike Ellis for receiving the Nellie Farthing Fellowship, which recognizes excellence in research for a full-time graduate student in the Medical Sciences.

Congratulations to Ashley Watson for receiving the 2015 William Zaharia Award for excellence within the Department of Biochemistry’s PhD program.