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June 2016
Volume 3 | Issue 6

Class of ’62 Award – Dr. Rob Hammond

The Class of ’62 Award is given annually, at Medicine Convocation, to a faculty member who has been selected by the students of the graduating class. The criteria states that the award is "presented to the Faculty member who, in the opinion of the class, has contributed the most to the medical school in the previous four years."

The award was bestowed upon Dr. Rob Hammond, by Dean Michael Strong at the Medical Convocation ceremony on May 13, 2016.   The following is a short excerpt from Dr. Hammond’s nomination: “From the admission ceremony, to the white coat ceremony, to our final years, Dr. Hammond has been with the class of 2016. He has acted as a mentor in not only medicine, but also as an ambassador to the Schulich hockey and curling leagues. He never fails to come to a class event and has been a consistent morale booster for our class throughout the difficult times of third and fourth year. We have been honored to have him as a class president and hope to honour him with this award.”

Long Service Award recipients at Western University 2016

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine congratulates our 2016 Long Service Award recipients. Read more

Resident and Fellow Celebration Tea

We had much to celebrate at the 2016 Resident and Fellow Celebration Tea on June 9, 2016. Read more

PA Cake and Tea Celebration

Congratulations to the six PA students of the 2016 graduating class!  Read more

News Stories

Update In Pathology2016 American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions

Results of research from Dr. Chakrabarti’s laboratory were presented recently at the 2016 American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Read more
Update In PathologyBest Poster Award at Schulich's Oncology Research Day

Kara Marie Ruicci, a first-year MD/PhD candidate in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, recently received a Best Poster Award at Schulich's Oncology Research Day that took place on Friday, June 17th.  Read more
Update In PathologyBest Oral Presentation Award at Schulich's Oncology Research Day

Milica Krstic, a third-year PhD candidate in the laboratory of Drs. Ann Chambers and Alan Tuck, recently received a Best Oral Presentation Award at Schulich's Oncology Research Day that took place on Friday, June 17th.  Read more
Update In PathologyCanadian Ophthalmological Society meeting

Dr. Cindy Hutnik’s lab picked up four national research awards at the Canadian Ophthalmological Society meeting held in Ottawa from June 17 to 20 2016.  Click here
Update In PathologyPSO Recognition and Reward Award

Dr. Cindy Hutnik recently received the Recognition and Reward Award from the PSO (Physicians Services Organization).  Click here


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