Dr. Anna Celler: Recipient of the 2018 COMP Gold Medal Award

Published by Mara Juneau

Published on July 23, 2018

The Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Gold medal is Dr. Anna Celler.

The Gold Medal is the highest award given by COMP and recognizes an active or retired member who has worked mainly in Canada, has had an outstanding career and has made a significant contribution to the field of medical physics in Canada. A significant contribution is defined as one or more of the following:

  • A body of work which has added to the knowledge base of medical physics in such a way as to fundamentally alter the practice of medical physics.
  • Leadership positions in medical physics organizations which have led to improvements in the status and public image of medical physicists in Canada
  • Significant influence on the professional development of the careers of medical physicists in Canada through educational activities or mentorship

Throughout her 27-year career as a medical physicist in Canada, Dr. Celler has served as a strong mentor for many students and contributed significantly the literature and scientific knowledge in medical physics. Dr. Celler has published more than 130 peer reviewed journal publications in the field of nuclear medicine physics with several more currently submitted.

In her position within the Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Celler has been awarded several grants and has single-handedly created a research program that is now into its third decade.

COMP will be honouring Dr. Celler at a special ceremony that will be taking place on September 14 at the Joint Annual Scientific Meeting in Montreal, QC.

For further information, please contact:
Nancy Barrett, CAE
Executive Director


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