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Awards and Accolades Fall 2012

Posted by staff on October 30, 2012 in Awards

From the Desk of Dr. Tom Marrie, Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Congratulations to members of our medical school community who have received significant appointments, awards and acknowledgements over the past few months.

Professional & Service Awards

Dr. Mahesh Raju, former Post-Graduate Medical Coordinator (Anglophone) for New Brunswick was awarded the Department of Medicine’s Dr. Brian Chandler Lifetime Achievement award in Medical Education

Dr. Patricia Livingston, Department of Anesthesia, received the 2012 Dr. John Savage Memorial Award from the Global Health Office.

Dr. Mary Lynch, Department of Anesthesia, and Dr. Christine Chambers, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology were awarded Progress Women of Excellence Awards

The Cape Breton District Health Authority announced the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, Holy Redeemer Convent and Dr. James (Jim) MacKillop, Department of Family Medicine as the winners of its Donald Ferguson Health Leadership Award. Dr. M. A. Naqvi was the recipient of the Outstanding Health Care Professional of the Year Award.

Dr. Thomas John (Jock) Murray, Professor Emeritus, Division of Medical Education, Medical Humanities Program, Professor of Neurology, received an honorary degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design at their convocation on May 13th, accepting a Doctor of Fine Arts.

Laura Stymiest from the Saint John campus was one of 3 finalists for an individual health policy paper in the Health Innovation Challenge.

Paul D'Alessandro (Class of 2013) has been awarded the 2012 Kim Rilda LeBlanc Memorial Award in Healing and the Arts, recognizing outstanding interdisciplinary initiatives between the arts and health sciences; a Richard Payzant Ward Undergraduate Medicine Travel Award; and a CRTP Travel Award from the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute.

Dr. Barry Clarke, Department of Family Medicine, received the Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians Award of Excellence 2012 for “Excellence in Advocating for Transformation of Health Care Delivery to Patients in Long Term Care Facilities”.

Ms. Pamela Bourque, DMNB, was awarded the Dalhousie Professional and Managerial group (DPMG) Award for Outstanding Achievement 2012.

Dr. Greg Bailly, Department of Urology, was awarded the 2012 Mentor of the Year Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Shabbir Amanullah, Department of Psychiatry, was the keynote speaker at the Medical society of PEI's AGM on Sept. 7 and spoke on Physician health. He also received the Medical Society of PEI's Provincial award for Health Promotion 2012. He was also awarded a CPA Fellowship at the CPA meeting in Montreal.

Dr. Stan Kutcher, Department of Psychiatry, was awarded the Paul Patterson Education Leadership Award from the Canadian Psychiatric Association - for "creatively and innovatively leading response to change in psychiatric education." Dr. Kutcher was also was invested as a Distinguished Fellow of the CPA.

Dr. Stan Kutcher was also was awarded the Robert Bortolussi Mentorship award from the IWK Health Centre. The award recognizes and rewards the dedication, endurance and commitment to mentoring shown by the recipient. It is given in honour of Dr. Robert Bortolussi, who throughout his career as a Pediatrician and Infectious Disease specialist, has been an outstanding model of mentoring for numerous researchers at the IWK.

Dr. Jason McDougall, Departments of Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine and Pharmacology, is the recipient of a 2012-2013 Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship: A Media and Policy Initiative. Dr. Christine Chambers, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology, was  also a recipient.

Dr. Susan Bryson Department of Pediatrics, was named as a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

 

Department of Family Medicine:

Ms. Alison Baker CMA, Financial Assistant received her Certified Management Accounting (CMA) designation earlier this month.
Dr. Barry Clarke MD CCFP and Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan, MD CCFP FCFP, both of Halifax received a College of Family Physicians of Canada Award of Excellence for NS.
Dr. Carl Hudson MD CCFP FCFP, of Miramichi received a College of Family Physicians of Canada Award of Excellence for New Brunswick.
Dr. Andrew Wohlgemut MD CCFP of Charlottetown received a College of Family Physicians of Canada Award of Excellence for Prince Edward Island.
Dr. Barbara Bell MD CCFP FCFP of Guysborough, and Dr. Tena Frizzle MD CCFP FCFP of Amherst received Janus Continuing Professional Development (CPF) Scholarships from the College of Family Physicians of Canada
Dr. Karenn Chan MD received a Leadership Award for Family Medicine Residents from the College of Family Physicians of Canada
Dr. Maude MacInnis MD received a Family Medicine Resident Award for Scholarship from the College of Family Physicians of Canada
The College of Family Physicians of Canada gave awards to two Dalhousie University Medical Students: Dr. Jenna Creaser received a Leadership Award and Ms. Emily Wilson received a scholarship.  

 

Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of Canada was received by:

Dr. Glenn R. Campbell, Dartmouth, NS
Dr. Hilary Kinnear, Dartmouth, NS
Dr. Katherine McNally, Charlottetown, PEI
Dr. Helga M. Reisch, Kensington, PEI
Dr. Ehab Soliman, New Glasgow, NS
Dr. Pamela Yvonne Vardy, Moncton, NB

 

Department of Medicine:

Dr. Louis Fernandez, was awarded the Senior Membership Award by Doctors Nova Scotia.

 

DoM Grand Rounds Awards for the 2011/12 academic year were presented to the following individuals:

Award of Merit – Dr. David Macdonald, Hematology
Guest Speaker Dickson Lecture – Dr. Gil Kaplan, Gastroenterology
Award of Merit – Dr. Ratika Parkash, Cardiology
Overall Excellence – Dr. Richard Langley, Clinical Dermatology & Cutaneous Science
25 Year Meritorious Service Awards: Drs. Christopher Gallant, John Hanly, B. Lynn Johnston, David Haldane, K. Sue Robinson, Laura Finlayson, John Dornan
Excellence in Medical Education Awards: Drs. Stephen Workman, Rosario Rebello, Hussein Beydoun, Christine Dipchaud
2012 Achievement Award – Dr. Nancy J. Morrison
Special Resident Recognition (Journal Club) – Dr. Tim Olynych
Excellence in Undergrad Teaching (Resident) – Dr. Nathan Lamond
Dr. Colin van Zoost was recognized with the following awards: 
Special Resident Recognition (Interesting Case Rounds)
Excellence in Summer Grand Rounds, Outstanding Resident Award PGY3
Outstanding Resident Award PGY1 – Dr. Jordan Webber
Outstanding Resident Award PGY2 – Dr. Brian Buchanan
Chief Residents – Drs. Jaclyn Flemming and John Igoe
Susan Rahey, Neurophysiology Program Coordinator with the Department of Medicine, received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.


Department of Psychiatry:

Dr. Ezio Dini was awarded the Department of Psychiatry's Teacher of the Year
Dr. Tanya Pellow received an "Angel in Action" award from the QEII Foundation
Dr. Katherine Matheson won the Campaign for America’s Kids (CFAK) Junior Scholar Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, in recognition of an outstanding research poster by a resident at the AACAP annual conference in San Francisco.

 

Department of Community Health and Epidemiology promotions


Dr. George Kephart – Associate Professor to Professor

Dr. Jong Sung Kim appointed as Assist. Professor in Environmental Public Health in CHE

Dr. Judy Read Guernsey – Associate Professor to Professor

Dr. Kathleen MacPherson – Assistant Professor to Associate Professor

Dr. Sunday Azagba appointed as a post-doctoral fellow

 

Department of Medicine promotions

Academic Promotions to Full Professor

Dr. Paul Hernandez, Respirology
Dr. Ali Imran, Endocrinology
Dr. Tammy Keough-Ryan, Nephrology
Dr. Chris Koilpillai, Cardiology
Dr. Laurie Mallery, Geriatric Medicine
Dr. Shelly McNeil, Infectious Diseases
Dr. John Sapp, Cardiology
Dr. Lori Wood, Medical Oncology

 

Academic Promotions to Assistant Professor:

Dr. Trudy Taylor, Rheumatology
Dr. Stephanie Snow, Medical Oncology
Dr. Penelope Poyah, Nephrology

Research Awards

The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to congratulate Dr. Jean Marshall, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University for being selected to receive a three year cancer research innovation grant.

Dr. Ben Rusak, Department of Psychiatry was awarded the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Max Forman Senior Research Prize. The award is presented to a senior investigator in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University in recognition of that individual’s dedication to excellence throughout a distinguished career in medical research.

Drs. Sherry Stewart and Ben Rusak of the Department of Psychiatry received “Decade Club” awards for service to the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation.

Dr. Sharon Batt, Department of Pediatrics, was honoured with the Dalhousie Distinguished Dissertation Award for the Humanities and Social Sciences. 
Dr. Catalina Lopez de Lara, Department of Psychiatry, is the first recipient of funds in aid of research from the Ruth L. Wagner (1928-2007) Memorial Endowed Fund.

As part of Professional Competencies, medical students were asked to consider preparing submissions to the CHSRF 'Mythbusters' competition and the Health Council of Canada annual Health Innovation Challenge. There were 4 submissions to the CHSRF competition and 3 to the Health Innovation Challenge from our medical students. Two of the 3 winners of the national Mythbusters' Award are from the Class of 2015 - Jaclyn DesRoches & Chris Green. Laura Stymiest was one of 3 finalists for an individual health policy paper in the Health Innovation Challenge.

Dr. Emily Marshall PhD, Department of Family Medicine, received a Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation received an 'Establishment Grant' from NSHRF for a 3 year study.  The study titled: MAAP-NS: Models and Access to Family Physicians in Nova Scotia was selected first overall in the competition.

Dr. Fred Burge MD FCFP MSc, Department of Family Medicine, received a Nova Scotia Health Research grant to develop a new method in a project entitled: Assessing the feasibility and reliability of using administrative health data to assess transitions in care settings at the end of life.

The Department of Medicine’s Research Day presented the following awards:

Dr. Sanjog Kalra, Best Resident/Student Oral Presentation
Hany Abdelhady (PhD student), Best Core Resident/Student Poster Presentation
Dr. Natalie Parks, Best Sub-Specialty Resident Poster Presentation
Dr. Donald Weaver, Resident’s Choice - Best Faculty Oral or Poster Presentation
Dr
. Colin van Zoost received the following awards: Special Resident Recognition (Interesting Case Rounds) and Excellence in Summer Grand Rounds, Outstanding Resident Award PGY3, Special Recognition in Resident Research

Department of Pathology:

Dr. Noha Botros (PGY4 General Pathology Resident) won the Andrew Herzenberg award for the best resident oral or poster presentation in Nephropathology or transplant pathology.

Dr. Kirsten Fleming (PGY4 Anatomical Pathology Resident) won the Dr. Donald Rix award demonstrating the attributes of critical analysis and scholarly pursuit, ability to synthesize and communicate their observations or findings for critical evaluation by peers entitled "DIPNECH tumorlets, and typical carcinoids: Evolution of low grade neuroendocrine neoplasia". Senior author was Dr. Xu.

Dr. Ashley Stueck (PGY3 Anatomical Pathology Resident) also won the Dr. Donald Rix award demonstrating the attributes of critical analysis and scholarly pursuit, ability to synthesize and communicate their observations or findings for critical evaluation by peers entitled "Scleromyxedema and the Dermato-Neuro Syndrome: Case Report and Review of the Literature". Senior author was Dr. Walsh

Dr. David Conrad (PGY2 Hematopathology Resident) won the Dr. Donald Penner award for best oral presentation in Hematopathology.

Dr. Mark Sadler, Department of Medicine, was awarded a grant from the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). ILAE’s program "Partnering Epilepsy Centers in the Americas (PECA)".

Appointments

Professor John Cullen, Oceanography and Professor Andrew Roger, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, will become fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Induction into the RSC represents a distinguished career in research — the cumulative accomplishments of an academic life.

Dr. Bill Baldridge was appointed as Head of the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology effective July 1, 2012.

Dr. Stephen Bearne was appointed as Head of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology effective July 1, 2012.

Dr. Chris McMaster was appointed as Head of the Department of Pharmacology effective July 1, 2012

Dr. Nik Morgunov was appointed as Head of the Department of Physiology & Biophysics effective July 1, 2012.

Dr. Christine Shortwas appointed Head of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Andrew Warren was appointed as Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education effective July 1, 2012.

Dr. Donald Weaver, Department of Medicine, was appointed as Chair of the DMRF Irene MacDonald Sobey Endowed Chair in Curative Approaches to Alzheimers’ Disease at Dalhousie University.

Dr. Elizabeth Mann, General Internist, Department of Medicine, assumed the role of President of The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

Dr. Lynn Johnston, Department of Medicine, was elected to the Doctors Nova Scotia 2012-2013 Board of Directors.

Books

Drs. Christine Chambers, Sherry Stewart and Patrick McGrath were identified among the top publishing professors in clinical psychology in the country.

 

Media Enquiries:

Allison Gerrard, Dalhousie Medical School, (902) 494.1789 / (902) 222.1917, allison.gerrard@dal.ca