Wendy Somerville receives 2021 Dr. Ralph Silverstone Teaching Award

This year’s Dr. Ralph Silverstone Teaching Award has been awarded to Ms. Wendy Somerville in recognition of her outstanding contributions teaching in the DMD program.

Wendy SomervilleThis year’s Dr. Ralph Silverstone Teaching Award has been awarded to Wendy Somerville. This award recognises the outstanding contributions to the development of the undergraduate teaching program and goes to a clinical or laboratory supervisor who teaches in the DMD program.

Ms Somerville holds a master’s degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology from McGill, has an extensive background in clinical microbiology, laboratory biosafety and respiratory disease research and has been a practising Infection Control Professional since 2003. Before joining the faculty at McGill dentistry, she was a member of the Infection Prevention and Control service at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) where she held the dossiers for diverse inpatient units as well as outpatient clinics and services including dentistry and medical device reprocessing. Since 2009, Ms Somerville has overseen the Faculty of Dentistry’s undergraduate and residency infection control teaching program, and currently serves both as an infection control training supervisor and on the committee charged with updating Infection Control Guidelines for the Order of Québec Dentists (ODQ).

Congratulations, Ms. Somerville, for this award and thank you for your excellent service to the Faculty over many years.

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