Dr. Timothy Benstead receives College's 2011 Gold-Headed Cane award
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine are pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Benstead and Dr. Lara Hazelton are this year’s recipients of the Gold-Headed Cane awards for excellence. Determined by nominations from colleagues, the awards acknowledge outstanding contributions to medicine in Nova Scotia.
Dr. Timothy Benstead practices neurology at the Capital District Health Authority and works with the Division of Neurology in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University. A widely respected physician, teacher and researcher, his practice encompasses conditions such as Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), diabetic neuropathy and other neuromuscular disorders. Highly regarded by patients and colleagues for his dedication and compassion, Dr. Benstead receives the Gold-Headed Cane award from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia for outstanding professionalism in medical practice.
Dr. Lara Hazelton practices geriatric psychiatry at the Capital District Health Authority and works with the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University. Dr. Hazelton has a strong interest in the medical humanities, and is the Department of Psychiatry Humanities Coordinator. She has published academic articles on ethics, narrative, literature and medicine, and medical history. Her essays on life in medicine have appeared in several scholarly journals and publications. Dr. Hazelton receives the Gold-Headed Cane award from the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine for excellence in the field of medical humanities. This award is made possible through the kind generosity of Dr. Gerald and Gale Archibald.
For those interested in honouring the recipients at the Gold-Headed Cane award dinner on February 10, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 494-1533. The award night is hosted by Dalhousie Medical Humanities-HEALS, a Program in the Division of Medical Education that seeks to support Healing and Education through the Arts and Life-Skills. Hosting a table enables medical students to attend the dinner, with any proceeds from your seat or table purchase going to support the Humanities-HEALS Program.