Alumni Newsletter - University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine
MAY 2016
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University of Toronto - Spring Reunion - Go back to school for the weekend - May 25 to May 29
Spring Reunion 2016
U of T’s annual Spring Reunion will be held May 25th – 29th, 2016 on all three campuses. Please click here to learn more about what events are being hosted by departments in the Faculty of Medicine see a full list of events open to all U of T alumni.
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Steven Narod Steven Narod, PGME’88 Awarded Killam Prize
The pioneering Faculty of Medicine breast cancer researcher was awarded the prestigious Killam Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts at a ceremony in Rideau Hall.
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Professor Gary Lewis U of T Home to New National Diabetes Network
Professor Gary Lewis, Director of the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre, will lead one of five new national patient-focused research networks, announced by Federal Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, PGME’87, MPH’12.
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Professor Camilla Zimmermann Does Palliative Care Need a Rebrand?
Patients are missing out on earlier access to supportive care, all because the stigma attached to the label “palliative care,” according to new research by Professor Camilla Zimmermann, PGME’97, MSc’02.
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Dr. Ronald Zuker Dr. Ron Zuker
Dr. Ronald Zuker, MD’69, PGME’76 — a paediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeon — is the worldwide authority in facial reanimation.
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Advice for new graduates Advice for new graduates
For the class of 2016, convocation is right around the corner. To help them celebrate this important milestone, what advice would you give a graduating MD student? Share your advice and wisdom with us at
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Anatomy Laboratories Renovation Begins this Spring Anatomy Laboratories Renovation Begins this Spring
Cadaveric dissection has been a mainstay in anatomy teaching for over 200 years. To uphold this pillar of medical education, we need to invest in it. And we need your help.
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Class of '44 Living History — What’s your story?
As the season of Class Reunions approaches, will you share your stories like the class of 1944?
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Animal Ethics Committee Call for Volunteers Animal Ethics Committee Call for Volunteers
The University is seeking volunteers for several animal care committees. Interested candidates should have no current formal affiliation with the University, good communication skills, compassion for living beings and a commitment to contribute to the advancement of research at U of T. Contact Rhain Louis for more information.
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Samar Mouaaz Translational Research Program Bridges Science and Society
Graduate student Samar Mouaaz wants to know if a specialized diet could help treat cancer patients, alongside chemotherapy. It’s been shown to reduce cancer growth in mice. But mice are not men.
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Campaign to date:
$459,157,823* of  $500,000,000

of our Campaign total has been generously donated by our alumni
*as of April 26, 2016

Read the December 2015 Campaign Update.
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Mystery instrument
What is this mystery medical instrument?
In the summer issue of U of T Medicine Magazine we delve into medicine’s mysterious corners. Can you explain this curious device?

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May 10, 2016   Rehabilitation Sciences Institute Research Day (Toronto)
May 11, 2016   Department of Physiology Macallum Lecture & Alumni Reception (Toronto)
May 12, 2016   Department of Physical Therapy Running Injuries Lecture (Toronto)
May 13, 2016   Department of Otolaryngology Percy Ireland Day & Dinner (Toronto)
May 18, 2016   Speech-Language Pathology Spring Reunion Alumni Mixer (Toronto)
May 25, 2016   Nutritional Sciences Young Alumni Cooking and Networking Night (Toronto)
May 27, 2016   Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Alumni Association Spring Reunion Wine and Cheese Event (Toronto)
May 28, 2016   Department of Nutritional Sciences Spring Reunion Luncheon (Toronto)
Dates in May, June, July 2016   Medical Alumni Association Class reunions; classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, 1951, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1991, 1996, 2001.
May 30, 2016   Medical Alumni Association Spring Reunion and Convocation Banquet (Toronto)
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June 08, 2016   Baby Boomers & Millennials: Writing the Next Chapter, hosted by the Institute of Medical Science (Toronto)
June 10, 2016   Department of Molecular Genetics Career Symposium (Toronto)
June 15, 2016   CSPS Plastic Surgery Alumni Reception (Ottawa)
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