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Celebrating your achievements

Congratulations to Tamara Tavares, PhD Candidate, Neuroscience, and Dr. Shane Smith, MSc Candidate, Surgery, for respectively placing first and second in the 2017 Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) at Western University. Read More.

Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, an associate professor with the Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Medical Biophysics and scientist at Robarts Research Institute, received the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Read More.

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah McLean, e-learning coordinator, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education, who received Western University's Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Dr. McLean was also the recipient of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Award for Teaching Excellence, which recognizes educators who excel at unlocking the potential of Ontario's young people.

Congratulations to Jerry Battista, PhD, who has been honoured with the The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) 2017 CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics. Read More.

Congratulations to David Zuanazzi, PhD Candidate, who received second place in the Senior Clinical Science category at the International Association for Dental Research's General Session & Exhibition in March. His work is titled "Detection of Zika virus in saliva by mass spectrometry-based proteomic/peptidomic". Zuanazzi is supervised by Dr. Walter Siqueira.

Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Lau, PhD candidate and neurosurgery resident, on receiving the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Read More.

Congratulations to Dr. David Palma on the completion of his book: Taking Charge of Cancer: What You Need to Know to Get the Best Treatment. The book offers an insider's guide to understanding and receiving the best treatment options, choosing the right medical team, and approaching this difficult time with knowledge and hope. Dr. Palma’s book can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

Robarts trainees took home top prizes at the Imaging Network Ontario (ImNO) 2017 Symposium in March. Congraulations to Dante Capaldi, PhD Candidate; Daniel Gelman, PhD Candidate; Jason Kai, MSc Candidate; Justin Laing, MESc Candidate; Fiona Li, MSc Candidate; Heeseung Lim, PhD Candidate; and Dickson Wong, PhD Candidate. Read More.