Cameron Clokie and the Fight for Science

Oral medicine is changing. Visiting a dentist is one of the things people find scary. Sometimes, though, there is a need of a surgeon to step in. Cameron Clokie works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is also a researcher and an entrepreneur.

His life story is worth learning more about because of the medical advancements he was able to achieve. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: https://www.dentevents.com/speaker-profile/dr-cameron–clokie/c12024915

He currently is the CEO of Induce Biologic Inc. which is a regenerative medicine company. He believes that science and medicine have not yet reached the top end of advancement. He started studying for the Bachelor of Science at the McGill University but didn’t finish the degree to move on to a different field that excites him more.

Therefore he wants to do more especially in the area of musculoskeletal reconstruction which is his passion. He trained at several universities, achieving a Diploma and later a Post Graduate Fellowship Training, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the McGill University in Montreal.

He wants to change how oral surgery, especially oral reconstruction surgery. Many people suffer from bone problems because of such issues as tumors. Previously the only way this kind reconstruction would happen would be by taking a bone from somewhere else in the body.

According to Bloomberg, the recovery process is long and can be very painful. Dr. Cameron Clokie wanted to change that, and through research and education, he was able to create a new and much less invasive method.

Cameron Clokie and his passion, as well as training, allowed him to achieve a high level of excellence as a teacher, researcher and he also teaches others.

As an entrepreneur, it is important for him to pass his knowledge onto his colleagues in the fields of science and medicine. It inspires young people to learn more about this area especially as the science pushes forward and advances.

Cameron Clokie is a charismatic individual and pleasant to be around with. It is encouraging to see people becoming more interested in the field. His publications also help to achieve that. He holds several international patents and is not showing any signs of stopping at the moment.

Retired Orange Coast College Professor Donates A Million Dollars To School To Build New Planetarium

Orange Coast College has recently broke ground on the build of a new planetarium all thanks to the million dollar donation from retired professor at Orange Coast College. Mary McChesney taught at the Orange Coast College for over 30 years and taught Spanish and English before she retired. She retired in 1983 along with her partner Adelyn “Lyn” Bonin who taught German at the school. Lyn died in January and Mary wanted to make the donation in her partner’s name.

 

Mary speaks about her love for the education of students and even though she has gotten older through the years, she still longs for others to reach their goals in the near future. Mary has been a part of the College Foundations for years and she has maintained the ongoing contributor for the foundation through scholarships.

 

The planetarium had broke ground back in 2016 while the existing one was taken down. The previous planetarium was built in the early 50’s. Because technology is always updating and changing, the need for a newer, more up to date planetarium is needed.

 

The new planetarium is going to feature the 129 seat auditorium as well as the exhibit hall which will feature a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for science of the sphere display globe. The previous planetarium could only hold 35 visitors at once.

 

The new planetarium will also be a resource for others around the community as it allows students from kindergarten up to 12th grade to use and experience the planetarium. This is something that is truly incredible for the school as well as for the community.

 

The overall cost of the new planetarium is around 20 million dollars. The school has received donations up to nearly 3 million dollars including the million dollars from Mary. The majority of the funds have been from the 2012 bond measure for the school.

 

The planetarium is said to be set to be open in the fall of 2018 for Orange Coast College students to enjoy. When the new planetarium opens, it will be a giant step forward for Orange Coast College.

 

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