Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Department News

Dr. Xing-Fang Li is honored to receive the "2017 Environment Division Research and Development Award", from the Chemical Institute of Canada. This Award is presented for distinguished contributions to research and/or development in the fields of environmental chemistry or environmental chemical engineering, while working in Canada. Dr. Li will present her award lecture at the 100th Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, to be held in Toronto on May 28 – June 1, 2017. Congratulations!

Dr. Hongquan Zhang was honored at a recent celebration of “Innovation Makes Sense”, organized by TEC Edmonton, University of Alberta, and Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. He received a Patent Award for his invention “Binding-induced hairpin detection system”. Other award recipients also included Dr. Jason Acker (collaboration with Dr. Alexey Atrazhev), Dr. Janet Elliott (collaboration with Dr. Locksley McGann), Dr. Chris Le, and Dr. Xing-Fang Li.

 Dr. Elaine Leslie of the Department of Physiology, and Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology is the recipient of the "2016 V.E. Henderson Award" from the Society of Toxicology of Canada. This award recognizes early career scientists who have made significant contributions to the science of toxicology in Canada. Dr. Leslie will present her award lecture (plenary) at this year's Annual Society of Toxicology of Canada Meeting, to be held in Ottawa in December.  Congratulations!

Dr. Kim Solez is the recipient of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's "Tier I Clinical Award for Excellence in Mentoring Students and Residents", an award that our Faculty holds in the highest esteem.

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