Faculty of Medicine members receive YWCA Women of Distinction awards

Two members from UBC’s Faculty of Medicine received Women of Distinction Awards from the YWCA of Metro Vancouver on May 24.

Dianne Miller, an associate professor in the Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, was recognized in the Science, Research and Innovation category for her work battling ovarian cancer. She was instrumental in creating the B.C. Ovarian Cancer Research initiative, which brought together her vision of a dynamic team of specialists spanning multiple specialties working towards improving outcomes for women with ovarian cancer.

Alison Lee, an MD student (Class of 2013), who was named this year’s ”Young Woman of Distinction,” has organized more than 120 international exchange opportunities for Canadian medical students as the Canadian National Exchange Officer.

For more information, visit http://med.ubc.ca/faculty-member-and-student-included-among-ywcas-women-of-distinction/.