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June 10, 2004



George Beckett, associate university librarian (health sciences), Health Sciences Library, was recently awarded the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada Margaret Ridley Charlton Award for Outstanding Achievement. He received the award in recognition of contributions to the association, leadership in the field of health sciences librarianship in Canada and for leadership in the creation of the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Knowledge Information Network (NLHKIN).

Kathryn Olsen, a fourth-year medical student, won a silver medal at the 2004 Scientific Exhibit Awards of the American Roentgen Ray Society. Her project was an interactive computer exhibit on Abdominal Pseudoaneurysms: The Great Pretender. There were 230 exhibits at the ARRS Scientific Exhibit Awards, and 10 winning entries – one gold, three silver and six bronze.

Dr. Mike Woods, Genetics, has received a National Cancer Institute of Canada award of $70,000 for research on the identification of novel colon cancer genes.

Dr. Terry-Lynn Young, Genetics, has received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award which provides salary support for five years.

Dr. George Yousef, a resident in Pathology, is the winner of the 2004 Canadian Research Award for Specialty Residents, Division of Medicine, for his manuscript titled Human Kallikrein 5: A Potential Novel Serum Biomarker for breast and ovarian cancer. The award will be presented Oct. 2 at the conference of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


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