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    Dean of Health Sciences earns national honour

    Richard Reznick, Queen’s dean of Health Sciences, has been honoured with the 2013 James H. Graham Award of Merit. The national award recognizes outstanding achievements by physicians and surgeons that reflect the objectives of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

    Dr. Reznick is the first Queen’s faculty member to receive the award.

    “Medical education has gone from being a scholarly interest of a few, to a bona fide field of study,” says Dr. Reznick. “It is a privilege to have contributed to that evolution. I am deeply honoured to be recognized by the Royal College and to have my name added to a list of such esteemed physicians and scholars.”

    Dr. Reznick is one of the world leaders in surgical education and has helped transform postgraduate medical education and advanced education in specialized medical training.

    “We’re very fortunate to have Dr. Reznick as part of the Queen’s faculty,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “I’m thrilled that he’s being recognized once again for his substantial contributions to medicine, and that our students have the opportunity to benefit from his expertise as they prepare for careers in this challenging field.”

    This honorary award of merit was named for Dr. James H. Graham, secretary-general of the Royal College from 1953 to 1979. The national award is a part of the Royal College’s awards and grants program and reflects the aim of the Royal College to improve the health of Canadians by leading in medical education, professional standards, physician competence, as well as in continually enhancing the health care system.