Michael Kamin Hart left an indelible mark on the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research. He was a passionate scientist and inspired those around him to pursue excellence. After a courageous battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Michael sadly passed away on June 5 2011. However, his legacy lives on in the research being done at the IIDR.
As an honor to his memory and his passion for science, the Michael Kamin Hart Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Master’s student, a PhD student and undergraduate researcher who demonstrates academic excellence, leadership, and the same enthusiasm for science that was evident in Michael. In 2013, the Coombes lab was honored and proud to have PhD student Brian Tuinema as the recipient of the Michael Kamin Hart Memorial Scholarship.
Goldman Sloan Nash and Harber LLP, the firm where Michael's father Murray Hart is a Partner, have co-produced a video tribute to Michael, which features Murray Hart, and IIDR Director, Dr. Gerry Wright.