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(March 9, 2000, Gazette)

Dr. Jim Sharp (right), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, has received an award for research excellence from the National Environmental Protection Agency of China. A professor in Memorial’s civil engineering program, Dr. Sharp’s research interests are in hydraulics, marine outfalls, and environmental hydraulics. The work for which he received this award was on the use of marine outfalls for disposal and natural treatment of domestic and municipal wastes, and was done in collaboration with former MUN engineering post-doctoral student Dr. Zhenren Guo. Dr. Sharp was a visiting professor in Hong Kong in 1999 and presented a seminar at the South China Institute of Environmental Sciences. He is also currently an honorary professor of Shandong University of Technology, China.

The Newfoundland and Labrador chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada has selected Dr. Pauline Duke as the Family Physician of the Year. The award will be made at the chapter’s annual scientific assembly, being held this September in Twillingate. Dr. Duke (Class of 1979) did a rotating internship at Dalhousie University following graduation and then returned to Memorial to complete the second year of the Family Medicine residency program. She worked in Botwood for eight years and in 1989 she joined the Family Practice Unit in the Faculty of Medicine. She helped develop a video about HIV/AIDS which was adopted by the College of Family Physicians nationally as a teaching video. With Dr. Cheri Bethune, she developed a teaching program on family violence for Family Medicine residents, and sessions on family violence are part of the clinical skills course for first-year students.