CAMBAM members, Prof. Michael Mackey and Prof. Fahima Nekka were awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals on 28 November 2012, at the 2nd Annual Mitacs Awards Reception in Ottawa.

This new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country.

The Canadian medal, which is to “honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians,” is awarded to 60,000 citizens and permanent residents of Canada who made a significant contribution to their fellow countrymen, their community, or to Canada over the previous sixty years.

Professor Nekka’s research is primarily in pharmacometrics; a field which interprets and describes pharmacology in a quantitative fashion. By developing appropriate metrics, pharmacometrics provides quantitative foundations for pharmacology. Professor Mackey’s research focuses on the mathematical modeling of physiological processes at the cellular and molecular level. Recent work has emphasized on the periodic hematological diseases (such as cyclical neutropenia, cyclical thrombocytopenia, and periodic leukemia) and control of bacterial operons.


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December 12, 2012