The Department would like to congratulate Dr. Lakshmi Yatham on being awarded the 2014 FoM Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer Award in the Clinical Sciences category. This award recognizes the outstanding lecturers in our medical research fields. Candidates from Basic Sciences or Clinical Sciences are nominated by fellow faculty members on the basis of a distinguished research career, recognition in the medical community and effective contributions to student educational growth over the past year. Nominees are selected by the Faculty of Medicine Research Council. Acceptance of this award is accompanied by a seminar open to all faculty members and students as a part of the Leaders in Medical Discovery Series. The event is being held in early February 2015.