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An enthusiastic audience was treated to a series of talks during the annual Chemistry Colloquium Contest Jan. 28. A total of 10 undergraduate and graduate students participated in the talks with prizes of $150, $100 and $50 being given to the top three speakers in each section. The undergraduate winners were: Christina Price, Elemental People Who Weren't So Nobel; Kerry-Lynn Williams, Chemistry and Chance and Sarbjyot Bains, Cold Fusion. Winning graduate students were: Marc MacKinnon, Molecular Cages: A Brief Introduction and History of These Encapsulating Compounds; Michael Burt, Chemistry and the Hive: How Scent Enables Communication Between Bees and Prateek Dongare, Chemical Sensors.

Dr. Vernon Curran, director of academic research and development and associate professor of medical education, is a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) international working group that produced the report Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. This report highlights the current status of interprofessional collaboration around the world, identifies the mechanisms that shape successful collaborative teamwork and outlines a series of action items that policy-makers can apply within their local health system. The report is available on the WHO web site at www.who.int/hrh/professionals/en/.
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