Governor General's Academic Gold Medal

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October 9, 2018 - Congratulations to former Robarts trainee Dante Capaldi, PhD, on receiving a Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal.

For more than 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada.

Capaldi completed his combined degree program (CAMPEP) in the Department of Medical Biophysics in April with a completing average of 92 per cent. He has been recognized for his outstanding academic talent with two Ontario Graduate Scholarships and a three-year federal NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship.

During the course of his doctorate, Capaldi conducted scholarly research that has led to novel technology developments supporting lung imaging that has the potential to improve disease management for patients. His work spans basic science, engineering and early clinical translation, and has resulted in high-impact publications in prestigious international journals.

Capaldi is a currently a medical physics resident and an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University in California.