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Biochemistry awards at the Otago School of Biomedical Sciences end of year celebrations

Thursday 12 December 2019 9:38am

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Otago Biochemistry awardees at the 2019 BMS celebration. From left, Tanya Major, Anna Gosling (Department of Anatomy), Phil Wilcox (Department of Mathematics and Statistics) , Andrew Cridge, and Tanis Godwin with her two children.

On Tuesday afternoon, the School of Biomedical Sciences held its annual Awards & End of Year Celebration at the Hunter Centre.

Congratulations to the four Biochemistry staff recognised this year for their outstanding contributions to both the Department and the School:

Dr Tanya Major – Best emerging researcher

Prof Peter Dearden and Dr Andrew Cridge – Commercialisation Researcher Award

Tanis Godwin – Research Support Focused Contribution Award

And also to Dr Phil Wilcox (affiliate of the Biochemistry Department) – Kaupapa Māori Research Award

The celebration also doubled as a farewell to Professor Vernon Ward, who is stepping down as Dean of the School. Professor Paul Brunton, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Division of Health Sciences, thanked Vernon for all of his hard work, and Associate Dean of Health Sciences (Pacific), Associate Professor Fa'afetai Sopoaga, led a beautiful song in Samoan. We hope to find out who the new Dean of Biomedical Sciences is soon.