Congratulations to the Winners of the Maude Abbott, Haile T. Debas and Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prizes!
Congratulations to the 2014 winners of the following three major Faculty of Medicine prizes:
Dr. Julie St-Pierre, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and a member of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre, McGill Faculty of Medicine, is the 2014 recipient of the Maude Abbott prize, established in 2010.
Dr. Loydie Jerome-Majewska, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Member in the Department of Human Genetics, McGill Faculty of Medicine, and a member of the Research Institute of the MUHC (Montreal Children’s Hospital), is the recipient of the 2014 Haile T. Debas prize, also introduced in 2010.
Dr. Sylvie Lambert, Assistant Professor at the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill Faculty of Medicine, is the 2014 recipient of the Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Faculty prize, established in 2013.
The laureates will present their work at a future Town Hall, the date of which will be confirmed.
CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s winners!
O’Rosenblatt’s Lab on St. Patrick’s Day
Former Chair of the Department of Human Genetics, Dr. David Rosenblatt, ensured the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations were in full stride at the O’Rosenblatt laboratory, supporting the day’s festivities with a colorful bunch of lab members.
Congratulations to the Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute
Congratulations to the researchers at the Lady Davis Institute for identifying the first deadly genetic mutation of ovarian cancer that affects young women. For more information on this break through news click here.
Dr. William Foulkes Receives the Prestigious O. Harold Warwick Prize
Congratulations to Dr. William Foulkes for receiving the 2013 O. Harold Warwick Prize by the Canadian Cancer Society.
The Warwick Prize is given to Canadian scientists who have made great contributions to cancer control in Canada and internationally.
Simon Gravel awarded Sloan Fellowship
Simon Gravel, an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Genetics, was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship earlier this morning, in recognition of his potential to make substantial contributions to the field of human genetics. Gravel is breaking the research mold, and refining our understanding of modern human origins by learning from history, biology, and technology.
Using mathematical, computational, and statistical models to push forward understanding of diverse types of genomic data, Gravel is tackling biological questions otherwise unanswerable using conventional cell-biology methods.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation established the fellowship program in 1955, for early-career researchers in three categories: physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Additional research-areas were added in subsequent years, to include neuroscience, economics, computer science, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, and ocean sciences. Candidates must be nominated by their fellow scientists, and winning fellows are selected by an independent panel of senior scholars. The Foundation currently awards 126 Sloan Research Fellowships each year, and Fellows receive $50,000 to further their research. The Foundation awards $5.9 million annually.
Read the full story in the McGill Reporter.
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