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2015 Hamerton Service Award

DR. JOHN L. HAMERTON SERVICE AWARD

Members of the CCMG who have made outstanding contributions in the area of service to the College will be considered. The Dr. John L. Hamerton Service Award is conferred in recognition of services, diligently rendered to the CCMG over a reasonable period of time, that allowed the development and the maintenance of the tradition of excellence of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists. More information is available here. Past recipients are listed here.

This year, the award is presented to:
Wenda Greer PhD, FCCMG

Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Wenda completed a BSc in Honors Genetics at the University of Western Ontario and a PhD studying purine biosynthesis in the Plant Sciences Department of the same institution.  She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Dr. Gordin Kaplan, studying DNA strand break repair in early lymphocyte development; this was followed by a second postdoctoral fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital with Dr. Kathy Siminovitch where they localized the gene for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome to a region on the X-Chromosome.  In 1988, she joined Dr Peter Ray’s diagnostic laboratory at the Hospital for Sick Children as a CCMG fellow in the subspecialty of molecular genetics and became a fellow if the college in 1990.  She then moved to Halifax to establish and direct the molecular diagnostic laboratory in the Department of Pathology at CDHA, Halifax where she has remained for 25 years.