Dr. Elias Bartellas, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics
and gynecology, has received an Award of Excellence in Teaching from the national
Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology (APOG). The award was
presented June 22 to Dr. Bartellas by Dr. Donald Tennent, professor and chair
of the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Memorial. The award is given
each year to one faculty member from each member department or member teaching
institution who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, with emphasis on undergraduate
medical education. APOG established this award in 1992 to recognize outstanding
women’s health educators in obstetric/gynecologic medical education.
Dr. K. Brian Johnston, director, Housing, Food and Conference
Services, was awarded the 2005 Atlantic Association of College and University
Student Services Award of Merit. This is the highest honour AACUSS can bestow
on its members. The award recognizes significant achievement and distinguished
contribution to the development and promotion of Student Services in the Atlantic
region and active long-standing participation in the Association.
Kirsten R. McDonald Barnes, a student in the Faculty of Medicine,
is the recipient of a 2005 Medical School Achievement Award from the Endocrine
Society in the U.S. for outstanding achievement in endocrinology. This award
was given in recognition of work that she did under the supervision of Dr. Christopher
Kovacs, Medicine, which culminated in a publication last year in the American
Journal of Physiology.
Dr. Blair MacDuff, a fifth-year postgraduate resident in Diagnostic
Radiology, has been awarded the 2005 RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research
Award. This award is presented by the Research and Education Foundation of the
Radiological Society of North America to recognize and encourage outstanding
residents and fellows in radiologic research. Dr. MacDuff was nominated for
this award for his significant contribution to the research activities of Memorial
University’s Discipline of Radiology. Since commencing his radiology training
he has worked on three research projects which were presented at local and international
meetings. His most recent research entitled Digitizer Image Acceptance won the
Boston Scientific Award for Best Resident Paper at the 2005 Newfoundland and
Labrador Association of Radiologists Annual Scientific Meeting.
Dr. Sharon Taylor, Social Work, recently presented a paper
titled Intimate Journeys: Examining narratives for meaning in the quest for
personal and social transformation, at the Labrador Explorations Symposium sponsored
by The Labrador Institute as part of the Mina Hubbard 100th anniversary celebrations.