Beresford, International Student Advisor, Memorial
University, was presented with the AACUSS Award of Merit during
the recent annual general meeting at AACUSS 2003 (Atlantic
Association of College and University Student Services). This
is the highest award given to a student affairs professional
in Atlantic Canada in recognition of “significant achievement
and distinguished contribution to the development and promotion
of student services in the Atlantic region”.
Dr. Mary-Frances Scully, Faculty of Medicine,
is one of the recipients of the Care Until Cure Research Program
for 2003 sponsored by the Canadian Hemophilia Society and
Wyeth Canada. This program supports clinical research aimed
at improving the quality of life of people with hemophilia
and other inherited bleeding disorders. Dr. Scully’s
project will receive $50,000 this year to help develop a screening
tool for women who come to their doctor with menorrhagia,
or heavy and/or prolonged menstrual periods.
Janine Woodrow, a master’s student
in the Faculty of Medicine supervised by Dr. Christopher Kovacs,
will receive a Young Investigator Award from the American
Society for Bone and Mineral Research in September at the
annual meeting in Minneapolis. This is for her abstract titled
Calcitonin/Calcitonin Gene-related Peptide Protect the Maternal
Skeleton from Excessive Resorption During Lactation. The award
includes an oral presentation, a plaque, and $1,000 prize.
Ms. Woodrow is a registered dietician.