Carl Duerksen Memorial Scholarship


Dr. Chris Christodoulou, Head of the Department of Anesthesia, and the Selection Committee for the Carl Duerksen Memorial Scholarship are pleased to announce the 2017 Award recipients:

Daniel Rodrigues, PGY4
Department of Anesthesia

Andrea Wilson, PGY2
Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Rodrigues will receive support to participate in the Operation Walk Project in Nicaragua. This project, under the direction of Dr. Kelvin Williamson, provides total knee arthroplasty to local residents through the Concordia Hospital Foundation.

Dr. Wilson will receive support to take part in the Transitions HIV prevention research project in Mombasa, Kenya where she will be providing mentorship to the local research team in a manuscript writing workshop, as well as helping to share the research findings with local stakeholders and government officials.

The Award was established following the sudden passing of Dr. Carlos N. Duerksen in January 1997. Carl was a 1994 graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba who was in the third year of his Anesthesia residency in Winnipeg at the time of his passing. The first Awards were given out in 2000. Previous awardees have participated in projects in Bolivia, India, China, Madagascar, and Nicaragua. The objective of the Award is to encourage and facilitate personal growth of a resident through participation in a global humanitarian project located outside of Winnipeg.

Please join us in congratulating Drs. Rodrigues and Wilson.

Selection Committee
Dr. Chris Christodoulou, Chair, Selection Committee
Dr. Johann Strumpher, Postgraduate Program Director, Anesthesia
Dr. Faisal Siddiqui, Director of Critical Care Subspecialty Training Program, Internal Medicine
Dr. Ravi Jayas, Chief Resident, Anesthesia
Dr.Yen Minh Cung, Resident,Family Medicine
Dr. Frank Duerksen, Family Representative

Deadline for Application was Friday June 2nd, 2017

Click on the following for the Application Details and Terms of Reference:
Carl Duerksen Memorial Scholarship Call for Applications May 2017

Carl Duerksen Memorial Scholarship TOR May 2017

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