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July 10, 2003
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Lillian 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.

 


 


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