Feb. 6, 2003, Gazette
Dr. Vernon Curran, director
of academic development with the Centre for Collaborative Health Professional
Education, has been awarded the 2003 CAME (Canadian Association for Medical
Education) Junior Award for Contribution to Medical Education. This award
recognizes individuals in the first phase of their professional career
who have made a definite contribution to medical education through teaching,
research, scientific presentations, scientific publications in medical
education and development or implementation of educational innovations.
Dr. Curran was appointed assistant professor (medical education) in September,
Dr. Wade Locke, Economics, has been asked
to join the Canadian Science and Innovation Indicators Consortium (CSIIC),
an organization with national and international academic representation
that consists of researchers with an interest in the quantitative aspects
of science and innovation. The principle aim of the consortium is to develop
an integrated approach to science and innovation in Canada. For more information
about CSIIC, see www.csiic.ca.
Dr. Chrisopher Kovacs, Faculty of Medicine,
recently had his research profiled in an article published on-line by
the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis of the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research as part of their Spotlight on Research series.
The article, The Skeleton Key: Searching for the Biological Switch that
Restores Bone Mass, can be found at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/institutes/imha/news/spotlight_on_research/.
Dr. Karen Mearow is the new associate dean of basic medical sciences
in the Faculty of Medicine. She is looking forward to a period of rejuvenation
in the division as recruiting efforts are stepped up to replace retiring
faculty. In the past year four new faculty members joined the Division
of Basic Medical Sciences; another two have accepted positions starting
September 2003 and advertising has begun for two more faculty. Dr. Mearow
has been a faculty member at Memorial since 1993. She earned her B.Sc.
(honours) and M.Sc. in biology from Brock University, St. Catharines,
Ontario and her PhD in medical sciences (neuroscience) at McMaster University,
Hamilton. She was a NSERC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Zoology
at the University of Toronto from 1984-86 and a Fogarty International
Visiting Fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD,
from 1986-89. From 1989-93 she was a faculty member in the Department
of Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University Medical Centre. In her own
laboratory, Dr. Mearow is involved in basic research on the developing
and mature nervous system.