Janine Woodrow, a PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine supervised by Dr. Christopher Kovacs, has recently won two major national awards. She has been awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research doctoral research award to fund her PhD program in the amount of about $21,000 per year plus travel expenses. The second award is the 2005 Graduate Student Award from the Dietitians of Canada in the amount of $2,500.
Dr. John Hanchar was named head of the Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, effective June 1, 2005. The appointment was made by the Board of Regents.
Dr. Chris Radford was named head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, effective Aug. 25, 2005. The appointment was made by the Board of Regents.
Dr. Dzintra Fernandez was named acting discipline chair in the Discipline of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, for the period starting Dec. 6, 2004, and ending on Aug. 31, 2005. The appointment was made by the Board of Regents.
Dr. Roy West had his appointment as acting associate dean in the Division of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, extended for a four-month period commencing Feb. 9, 2005, and ending June 9, 2005. The appointment was made by the Board of Regents.
Dr. Tom Gordon had his appointment as director of the School of Music renewed for a further five-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2005. The appointment was made by the Board of Regents.
Dr. Michael Collins had his appointment as associate vice-president (academic) renewed effective Jan. 1, 2005, and ending June 30, 2007. The appointment was made by the Board of Regents.
Dr. James Rourke, dean of Medicine, received one of four 2004 College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Council Awards on April 22, 2005. The Council Awards are presented at CPSO council to honour outstanding Ontario physicians who have demonstrated excellence and come closest to meeting society’s vision of an “ideal physician.” Dr. Rourke practiced in Goderich, Ontario, for 25 years and was assistant dean at The University of Western Ontario prior to moving to St. John’s in 2004 to become dean.