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Dr. John Conly (MD’78), Dr. Sherril Gelmon (Physio’76), and Dr. David Mulder (MD’62).

Three CoM grads honoured with Alumni Achievement Awards

Presented annually, the Alumni Achievement Awards recognize the outstanding achievement of University of Saskatchewan graduates

Presented annually, the Alumni Achievement Awards recognize the outstanding achievement of University of Saskatchewan graduates.

The awards recognize contributions in fields such as Indigenous initiatives, research, community leadership, education and volunteer service, and have been awarded annualy since 1978 by the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association.

This year three College of Medicine graduates were recognized for their work - congratulations to Dr. John Conly (MD’78), Dr. Sherril Gelmon (Physio’76), and Dr. David Mulder (MD’62)!


Dr. John Conly (MD’78)
Presented for his commitment to advancing the medical profession and his dedication to public service.
Dr. John Conly is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading infectious diseases specialists and a pre-eminent expert on antimicrobial resistance, serving on advisory groups within the World Health Organization in this capacity. John was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal from the Alberta Medical Association, which is awarded for outstanding personal contributions to the medical profession.

Dr. Sherril Gelmon (Physio’76)
Presented for her outstanding contributions to education and research.
Dr. Sherril Gelmon’s career has been devoted to developing management, policy and organizational research in health care. She received the 2017 Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration for her contributions to health administration, education and leadership. She is currently a professor at the Oregon Health and Science University and Portland State University School of Public Health.

Dr. David Mulder (MD’62)
Presented for his commitment to athletics, sports, wellness, education and research.
Dr. David Mulder became surgeon-in-chief at the Montreal General Hospital in 1977. Among the positions he holds are medical director of the McGill Sports Medicine Centre and consulting staff for the Montreal Canadiens and Montreal Alouettes. David helped develop a trauma care system in Quebec based on regionalization of care. In 1997, he was recognized as a member of the Order of Canada.


To see the full list of the 2017 Alumni Achievement Award winners, visit the University of Saskatchewan newsroom.

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