In June, Dr. Isabelle Vedel was awarded the New Investigator Salary Award: Winter 2013 Priority Announcement - Community-based Primary Health Care - by the CIHR. This award that entails a contribution made to outstanding candidates that are conducting independent research, will go towards Dr. Vedel’s project on Alzheimer’s disease.
There was a high representation of students and faculty of Family Medicine in the newest issue of the graduate student journal, Health Science Inquiry. Congratulations to Cristina Longo, Doaa Farid and Hani Badran who were all reviewers along with Pierre Pluye. Alex Fletcher was a reporter for this issue and original submissions were published for Vladimir Khanassov, Maedeh Khayyat Kholghi (on the MSc program) and Emily Parkinson.
The prize was established in 2006 by David Altshuler and the Altshuler family, in honour of his father, John Altshuler, BSc ’55, MDCM ’59. This prize is awarded annually by the Faculty of Medicine to a graduating medical student with the highest mark in the family medicine clerkship.
This year’s recipient, Douglas Slobod, received the award at the Dean’s Awards Ceremony and Reception on May 29.