Drs. Xing-Fang Li and Steve Hrudey in our Department's Division of Analytical and Environmental Toxicology, have recently received a Strategic Partnership Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The three-year grant of $453,500 supports the team's research on identifying and characterizing new drinking water disinfection byproducts (DBPs) that could have important human health implications. For more information, please read: https://www.med.ualberta.ca/news/2016/april/making-safe-water-even-better
Dr. George Cembrowski has been chosen to receive the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists "CSCC Research Excellence Award for 2016". This award is to recognize his contributions in clinical biochemistry and laboratory medicine. Dr. Cembrowski has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers on a wide range of topics...from diabetes to chronic kidney disease, on quality control, enzymes, hormones, point of care testing and even on hematology and coagulation. There is a theme throughout his research of assessing and improving the quality of testing and patient care across this spectrum of topics.
Dr. Jonathan Martin was elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists within the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). "The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. It comprises a fourth entity (along with the current three Academies) within the Royal Society of Canada. The Members of the College are Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement. The criteria for election is excellence, and membership is for seven years. Up to 100 Members may be elected each year."