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May 2015

National Nursing Week – Celebrating Excellence

The annual Neuroscience Nursing Awards of Excellence Ceremony took place on Tuesday as part of National Nursing Week. The event was a wonderful showcase of dedication, spirit, determination, strength, compassion and innovation. It was an opportunity to pause and celebrate nurses and others who have gone above and beyond this last year making the Transition Plan a reality. We would like to recognize this year’s awardees and again thank all the staff for their hard work and dedication to patient care.


Evelyn Malowany Award for Clinical Practice

  • Tracey Connors, Nurse, MGH 14th Floor
  • Maria Spadaccino, Nurse, ICU/PACU/RA

Peggy Sangster Award for Excellence in Preceptorship

  • Yasmin Neisha Khan, Nurse Clinician, 4 Surgery

Laraine Imperial Partners in Practice Award

  • Panagiota Drekopoulos, PAB, ICU/PACU/RA

Certificate of Appreciation

  • Giuseppe Tamburro, MNH Internal Transport

Anne-Marie Lejeune Award for those who support and collaborate with Nurses

  • Dolores Bertone, Respiratory Therapist, ALS Clinic
  • Ana Rebelo, Housekeeper, MGH 14th Floor
  • Phanseca Serrant, Housekeeper, 3 Neurosciences

Lorine Besel Award for Leadership in Nursing

  • Lucie Lachance, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Movement Disorders Program
  • Siva Moonsamy, Nurse Manager, ICU/PACU/RA

Wanda Hawkins-Montes Memorial bursary

  • Annik Plamondon, Nurse Clinician, Pre-Admission Clinic

fournier_marc Marc Fournier, a postdoctoral fellow with Alan Evans, who was awarded a 3-year CIHR Fellowship, having been ranked #1 out of 1132 applications in this competition. His work involves a computational approach to cortical parcellation, using the BigBrain dataset.

Rolando Del Maestro, Director of the Neurosurgery Simulation Research Centre and Chairman, Steering Committee, Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill, who received the John P. McGovern Award Lectureship for the American Osler Society. The topic of his lecture was “Leonardo da Vinci and the search for the soul. “

Recent Retirees

Jean Paul Bonhomme, Technical Services
André Cormier, Chief MRI Technologist
Ellie Tobman, Administrative Assistant for Dr. Arnold

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