It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of friend and colleague Artemis Diamantouros.
Artemis has been part of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the University of Toronto in many ways since she began her studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University in 1993.
Graduating from the Faculty’s BScPHM program with the class of 9T8, Artemis began teaching in both the BScPHM program and International Graduate Program soon after. It wasn’t long before she retuned to UofT to obtain her MsC in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and inevitably back to her home at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy to complete her PhD under Professor Zubin Austin.
Artemis served as a teacher, mentor and role model for students in a wide range of programs. Most recently, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor, and teaching in all four programs at the faculty.
Artemis was an exemplar of life long learning and an embodiment of how clinical practice and research can be combined. Her research exploring the myriad roles pharmacists can play in thrombosis management as well as in pharmacy practice change has, and will continue to, impact both the profession of pharmacy and the lives of patients.
Most of all, we remember Artemis’ generosity with her time and the gentleness of her approach with students and colleagues. She approached everyone with a smile and her calm warmth made you realize that no matter what the issue was, she would help make everything ok.
To honour her memory, we will be establishing the Artemis Diamantouros Memorial Award which will be given annually to a pharmacy student at the faculty.