Celebrating your achievements

Congratulations to Dr. Walter Siqueira. This summer, he received a Diploma in Internationalization of Higher Education (DIES) after completing 180 hours of the program. The program is offered by the College of the Americas and Inter-American Organization for Higher Education. DIES aims to develop abilities and skills needed for the design, management and implementation of the activities related to internationalization at the university level.

Congratulations to Dr. Jacob Aguirre-Butcher for receiving the 2017 Dr. William Zaharia Award, awarded annually to students for excellence in the Department of Biochemistry PhD program.

Congratulations to Matt Berg for winning the International Journal of Molecular Sciences Poster Award at the 60th Annual Canadian Society of Molecular Biosciences Meeting.

Congratulations to Dr. David Edgell for receiving the 2017 William H. Magee Award for outstanding teaching contributions in the Department of Biochemistry.

Congratulations to Dr. Mithu Sen for receiving Best in Class for her poster presentation entitled “The Implementation of a Faculty Wellness Program in a Canadian Medical School” in the category of Wellness, Vitality and Satisfaction at the 2017 Group on Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges in Austin, Texas this summer.

Congratulations to the following trainees on their recent achievements. Jacqueline Dron, PhD Candidate, received the 2017 Trainee Travel Award from the Canadian Society for Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology. Allison Dilliott, MSc Candidate, received the 2017-2018 Master's Scholarship from the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex for her project on genetic analysis of neurodegenerative conditions. Dr. Amanda Berberich, MSc Candidate, with the Clinical Investigator Program, received the 2017 Dr. Fernand Labrie Fellowship Research Award from the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism for her project on genetic analysis of endocrine conditions.

Congratulations to Dr. Hanbo Chen. His Young Investigators Travel Award application for The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) was selected as a winning finalist. The IASLC 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies.

Congratulations to all of the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry teams who participated in the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge this year. The top three steppers at the School were Michelle Belton with a total of over 3 million steps, Frank Beier and Sharon Primrose. Team ‘2 Legit 2 Quit’ led the pack with a grand total of 11.7 million steps, ‘Witness the Fitness’ ranked second at the School and Team ‘AHHHHSOME’ was the third place team.

Congratulations to Internal Medicine residents Drs. Melissa Schorr and Linda Wang who received the first Dr. Shilpa Jain Award for Leadership in Resident Wellness. The award recognizes resident leaders who take an interest in and action toward bettering the health of their colleagues and peers. Read more

Congratulations to first-year Schulich Medicine student, Erik Mandawe (ᐱᔦᓯᐊᐧᐠ), who was named as the London Arts Council’s inaugural Artist in Residence. Read more.  

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Chin on receiving the Canadian Urological Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more

Congratulations to four Western researchers, including Dr. Alan Getgood, and Patrick Lajoie, who will share nearly $1 million in funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Read more

Congratulations to Lena Palaniyappan and Aaron Fenster, recipients of a total of $3 million in research funding as part of the recently announced Foundation Grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Read more

Congratulations to Amanda Sauvé, Medicine Class of 2018, for receiving the College of Family Physicians of Canada Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship. Read more

Congratulations to Terry Peters, PhD. He has been named among the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences. Read more

Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Tang, recipient of the 2017 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Research Achievement Award recognizing his achievement as an established investigator improving cardiovascular research in Canada. Read more

Congratulations to the students recognized as part of the international Undergraduate Awards program. The Undergraduate Awards recognizes top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and disciplines. Flora Jung, Emaad Mohammad and Hunster Yang received awards for 'Highly Commended' submissions, with papers or projects ranking in the top 10 per cent of submissions to their category. Read more

Congratulations to Dante Capaldi on receiving the Radiological Society of North America Trainee Research Prize. He was awarded the prize for his research project entitled 'Measuring Specific Ventilation using Four-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Ventilation Imaging: A Novel Physiological Biomarker of Asthma'. Read more

Congratulations to Tavis Apramian, MD/PhD Candidate, for being named the 2017 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award recipient at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Read more.