Celebrating our people - August 3, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 11:37am

Congratulations to Aimee Dawson, who recently received the prestigious 2011 Rising Star Award from the Association of Junior Leagues International. As an active and engaged citizen, Aimee dedicates herself to medical and public health issues on behalf of women and children in our community. Leveraging her extensive studies and training in dentistry and public health, Aimee is a passionate advocate for new immigrants, having provided them with vital dental care and nutritional information through a triage program she offered in her dentistry practice. Aimee is a former member of the Population Health Committee of Capital Health’s Board of Directors and Halifax Community Health Board.

Angela Watson has been working as patient support worker on the transitional care unit at the VG since March 2004. Prior to coming to Capital Health she successfully completed a course as a Developmental Care Worker and Personal Care Worker. Angela has been continuing her education on her own time and has recently successfully completed a course of study as a Certified Continuing Care Assistant. Congratulations, Angela!

Congratulations to Holly D'Angelo-Scott, who has accepted the position of senior epidemiologist with the Understanding Communities Unit. Holly will officially start her work in this capacity on September 19, upon the completion of the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program. Holly obtained a Masters of Occupational Health from McGill University and is currently completing her PhD in Public Health at Walden University in the School of Health Services. Prior to entering the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program, she worked as an occupational hygienist at Capital Health. In addition to performing routine analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data from the various Public Health programs, her current projects include the design and pilot testing of an electronic chlamydia surveillance system, enhanced surveillance of syphilis, social network analysis for communicable diseases, population health indicators, and the use of geographic information systems in public health.

Tara Sampalli, health services manager at the Nova Scotia Environmental Health Centre, has successfully completed her Interdisciplinary PhD in Health Informatics from Dalhousie University.  Her research was on “Development and evaluation of boundary objects in the heterogeneous domain of complex chronic conditions.” Congratulations, Tara!

Congratulations to David Petrie, who has accepted the appointment as interim head and chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine effective September 6, 2011.  David will succeed Phil Yoon, the department's present head and chief.

David currently works in the Department of Emergency Medicine as staff physician for the QEII site and as a trauma team leader. At Dalhousie University, he is a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Well known and respected, David has been a member of our Department of Emergency Medicine since 1996.

Congratulations to Dirk Robertson, nuclear medicine technologist, who was awarded the Saroj Sharma Award for 2011.

This award is presented by the graduating class of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program at Dalhousie’s Bachelor of Health Sciences program to the technologist that provides the most outstanding patient care, is dedicated to student learning and is knowledgeable in the field of nuclear medicine technology. The award recognizes the leadership skills of a nuclear medicine technologist in a teaching hospital.

Saroj Sharma is a retired Nuclear Medicine technologist that has worked at Capital Health for 37 years. By sponsoring this award, she feels it will recognize the contribution technologists play in teaching the future generation of nuclear medicine technologists.