We are pleased to announce that on Monday October 28th, 2013 Sheila Sprague successfully defended her PhD at the University of Amsterdam. The topic of her PhD thesis was “Intimate Partner Violence in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients” and her thesis book included 12 peer-reviewed manuscripts on this important topic. Her Promoters were Prof. dr. J.C. Goslings, Prof. dr. M. Bhandari, and Dr. R.W.Poolman and her committee members where Prof. dr. M. Olff, Prof. dr. C.N. van Dijk,Prof. dr. M. Wieringa-de Waard, Prof. dr. I.B. Schipper, and Prof. dr. M.A. Ghert.
“ We are extremely proud of the hard work and this exemplary achievement that has truly made a difference in surgeon awareness and most importantly, put McMaster on the path towards helping women feel safe in our clinics and communities” says Dr. Bhandari, Professor and Academic Head
“This thesis has fundamentally changed our field and through it—the actions of many!” says Dr. Petrisor, Program Director.