Student Awards

Professor Arthur K. Champlin Gold Medal Award

Professor Arthur K. Champlin Gold Medal Award

About the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

The Professor Art Champlin medal is awarded annually to the top student graduating BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry. It is named after Professor Art Champlin (RIP), the Arey Professor of Biology at Colby College, Maine, USA who had a long-standing and close relationship with UCC through the Colby in Cork (Exchange) Programme from the late eighties.

Art spent periods in UCC in 1991-1992 as the Resident Director of the programme and as a Visiting Professor in Biochemistry (which he revisited in 1994). He returned again in 2003 as Resident Director of the Colby in Cork programme.

During his time at UCC, Art taught a number of courses in development biology (his main research passion) and molecular genetics. He was an exceptionally outstanding and dedicated teacher and was loved and admired by his students. He was also a natural gentleman who had time for everyone and who made a lasting impression on all who met him or spent time in his company. Art was a wonderful and good man and a gentle man. He touched the hearts of staff and students in Biochemistry with his positive and loving outlook on life and his caring attitude. It is fitting that the staff and students in the School of Biochemistry continue to honour his memory and we hope his passionate interest in research and teaching continues to inspire our graduates into the future.

2017 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

Carolyn Murray, BSc

2016 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

Elaine O'Brien, BSc

2015 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

David O'Sullivan, BSc

2014 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

Fergus Collins BSc

2013 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

Elizabeth Hinchy BSc

2012 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

Rebecca Buckley BSc

2011 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

Joanna Stanicka BSc

2010 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

Sean Farrelly BSc

2009 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

Maura Hannon BSc

2008 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

Laura Walsh BSc

2007 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

Siobhan Ryan BSc

2006 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

Rachael Bowe, BSc

2005 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

Martin O'Neill, BSc

2004 Recipient of the Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award

Aoife McMahon (Nic Mhathúna), BSc

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

University College Cork, Western Road, Cork.

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