News at Medicine - August 2007 - Dr. Wallace Ingram Award for New Faculty


Dr. Wallace Ingram Award for New Faculty
August 2, 2007

Dr. Bruno Stuyvers, associate professor of muscle microphysiology, was the 2007 recipient of the fourth annual Dr. Wallace J. Ingram Award for New Faculty. Dr. Ingram was on hand to present the award, in the amount of $10,000, at the opening reception of the 2007 Medical Graduates Society Reunion the evening of July 27.

 
From left: Dr. Bruno Stuyvers received the 2007 Dr. Wallace Ingram Award for New Faculty. On hand for the presentation were invited guests Dr. Brian Payton, Dr. Bill Marshall and Dr. Wallace Ingram

Dr. Stuyvers, who joined Division of BioMedical Sciences in November 2006, will use the award for assistance in the development of a new model of cardiac arrhythmias. The money will contribute to support the salary of a research associate or stipend of a graduate student to be in charge of the model of myocardial infarction being studies by Dr. Stuyvers.

The Dr. Wallace Ingram Award for new faculty was established in 2004 by the Medical Graduates Society under the leadership of president Dr. Wayne Gulliver, in honour of internist Dr. Wallace Ingram, who joined the medical school in 1971 and has served in many capacities – in particular as a wonderful tutor, lecturer and mentor to many.  

Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dr. Ingram earned his medical degree at Medical School Queens College in 1950, followed by  additional training in Belfast from 1950-1952 .He came to St. John’s in 1952 and did a rotating internship at the St. John’s General Hospital. He practiced in St. John’s from 1953–1954 and in Springdale from 1954– 958. In 1958 he went to Rochester Minnesota and was a fellow in Medicine at the Mayo Clinic; he completed his fellowship and M.Sc. (Medicine) in 1961. Dr. Ingram practiced as an internist in Grand Falls Windsor from 1961– 1964, returning to St. John’s in 1964