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FHS teams take President's Awards

Published: May 29, 2012
Mark Loeb Research Group and and Patrick Deane McMaster University Animal Facilities Team and Patrick Deane Karin Dearness and Patrick Deane
Mark Loeb Research Group (above), the McMaster University Animal Facilities Team (middle) and Karin Dearness (below) receive President's Awards for Outstanding Service from President Patrick Deane (far left)

Two teams and an individual from the Faculty of Health Sciences took major awards at the McMaster University President’s Awards for Outstanding Service in 2011 presented on May 24.

The Mark Loeb Research Group received an award for its conduct of complex and large-scale research studies with thousands of participants, detailed logistics and cultural and geographic diversity. The team’s work has been a magnet for new studies and partners, including the U.S. National Institutes of Health. One study paper was named article of the year by the prestigious medical journal Lancet.

The McMaster University Animal Facilities Team won for establishing a care program considered the gold standard in Canada, along with its training program for new researchers that is copied by similar institutions across the country. The team has developed a research training program that includes 25 different courses and labs, and is known for its concern for animal welfare and care.

Karin Dearness, a research co-ordinator in the Department of Medicine was also recognized for her resourcefulness and her commitment to using evidence-based medicine to improve patient care. She is the managing editor of the Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases Cochrane Review Group which collates research on an international basis.

Other Nominees from the Faculty of Health Sciences


They were among 130 McMaster employees honoured at a reception.

"It is inspiring to read the accomplishments of these remarkable employees," said McMaster University president Patrick Deane. "They represent the demonstration of outstanding commitment and excellence from across the University. These award nominees remind us all that McMaster's strength is in its people."

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