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(July 12
, 2001, Gazette)

The Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynecology held its 12th Annual Resident Research Day on May 12. The following residents received awards for their presentations. First place went to Patti Power, Beth Barbrick, and Tim Strand for their presentation, Hysterectomy in Newfoundland: Who, Why, How – And Why Not! Second place went to Sarah Healey for her presentation on a Randomized Controlled Trial of Oral Misoprostol for Cervical Priming before Hysteroscopy. Third place went to Blair Butler for his presentation on Induction of Labour with Misoprostol in Women at Term with an Unfavourable Cervix: A Randomized Comparison of Oral and Vaginal Administration. Honourable mention went to Patti Power for her presentation titled Randomized Trial of Return to Normal Voiding after Bladder Repair with General versus Epidural Anesthesia.

Dr. Fereidoon Shahidi, University Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry, hasbeen appointed to the task force of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
(CAST) on Natural Products and Nutraceuticals. CAST is a US-based organization of over 50 scientific societies whose membership includes The Industrial Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, American Society of Animal Science, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Society of Plant Biologists, American Society for Nutritional Sciences and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Dr. Shahidi also serves as a member of the ad-hoc committee of the IFT on nutraceuticals and functional foods and serves as the incoming chair of the Division of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods of the IFT and that of the Agricultural and Food Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Dr. Robert Sexty, Business Administration, is one of 20 invited participants to a forum on corporate citizenship sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and York University. The participants, academics, NGO representatives and corporate executives were selected for their involvement in business ethics, social responsibility, and business and society. The forum, titled Engaging Tomorrow’s Business Leaders in Unlocking the Business Value of Corporate Citizenship, will explore approaches to integrate corporate citizenship topics into graduate management programs.

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