The Clark P. Read award is given to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the training of young scientists. In addition, the individual must have influenced the research and graduate education of a department to increase the number of students completing graduate training in various disciplines of parasitology.

It's an honor to be here before you all today to introduce the recipient of this year's Clark P. Read Mentor Award, Dr. Miodrag (Mike) Belosevic. Before delving into the reasons why I think Mike embodies the spirit of this award, I thought I would first explain why I am here introducing him. My name is Patrick Hanington and I am the 14th and latest Ph.D. graduate from Mike's lab. I have been mentored and taught by Mike since the third year of my undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta, where I took the...

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