2013 Hamerton Service Award


Members of the CCMG who have made outstanding contributions in the area of service to the College will be considered. The Dr. John L. Hamerton Service Award is conferred in recognition of services, diligently rendered to the CCMG over a reasonable period of time, that allowed the development and the maintenance of the tradition of excellence of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists. More information is available here. Past recipients are listed here.

This year, the award is presented to:
Judy Chernos

Judy Chernos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Calgary and is a senior Cytogeneticist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.  She obtained her BSc in Zoology and Anthropology from the University of Toronto.  After moving west, she completed a PhD from the University of Calgary in Medical Genetics (1988) examining the effects of cryopreservation on chromosomal anomalies in gametes, followed by CCMG post-doctoral training in Cytogenetics.  She has been a Fellow of the CCMG since 1991.  Dr. Chernos is a keen educator at all levels.  Her longstanding scientific interest is in elucidating the nature of unique constitutional chromosome anomalies using traditional and genomic technologies and correlating with clinical phenotypes.