Health and Community Services
October 17, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services:

Minister Haggie Congratulates Medical Student Michael Bartellas

I rise today to congratulate Michael Bartellas on being awarded the 2017 Charles Tabachnick Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for leadership and innovation in health care.

Mr. Bartellas is the co-creator of MUN MED 3D, Newfoundland and Labrador’s first biomedical 3-D printing laboratory. As part of the design process, Mr. Bartellas draws on his Red Seal certification as a carpenter.

MUN MED 3D has supported more than 40 biomedical projects including the mentoring of Holy Heart high school student Nora Boone. Ms. Boone went on to win the gold medal Youth Can Innovate Award at the Canada-wide science fair earlier this spring.

Mr. Bartellas is a third-year medical student at Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine. He is just one example of the vision and innovation that incubates at Memorial University and throughout communities across our province.

I invite all members of this Honourable House to join me today in celebrating these remarkable achievements and congratulating Mr. Bartellas.

We wish him every success in his future in medicine.

Thank you.

2017 10 17                              1:50 p.m.