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McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Newsmagazine — Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring 2012

Mark Loeb Research Group The McMaster University Animal Facilities Team receives President's Award for Outstanding Service Karin Dearness and President Patrick Deane

President's Awards

The President's Awards for outstanding contribution to McMaster, was received by two Faculty of Health Sciences teams and one individual.

The Mark Loeb Research Group won for its conduct of complex and large-scale research studies. One of the team's study papers 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 medicine, was 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.

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