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Irene Turpie given lifetime award

Published: December 22, 2014
Irene Turpie
Irene Turpie

Irene Turpie, professor emerita of geriatric medicine for the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, has received an award from her McMaster University peers for her lifetime of achievements.

The new Lifelong Achievement Award is given by the Department of Medicine's Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Regional Geriatric Program central. The award honours inspirational leaders in the field who have shown forward-thinking, integrity, a commitment to lifelong learning and a selfless contribution to the building of caring communities within the Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand and Brant Local Health Integrated Network.

Turpie received her medical training at the University of Glasgow, and joined McMaster faculty in 1982. She has continued her research and clinical work far beyond taking the title of professor emeritus in 2005.

"Dr. Turpie's commitment and dedication as a clinician, mentor, and educator has improved the lives of so many patients, their caregivers, medical learners, and communities around the world," said Sharon Marr, chair of the Division of Geriatric Medicine for the medical school and chair of the Regional Geriatric Program central. The award was presented at the annual Update in Geriatrics day held earlier this month.

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