May 31, 2023

Dr. Nazer receives Canada's Platinum Jubilee emblem

Dena Nazer, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, receives the Canadian Platinum Jubilee from Brian Masse, member of Parliament, Windsor West.

The government of Canada has recognized a Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty member for her many years of confronting child abuse and human trafficking.

Dena Nazer, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, received the Canadian Platinum Jubilee from Brian Masse, member of Parliament, Windsor West. The emblem was created to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne and is a symbolic statement of the relationship between Canada and the Crown, as personified by the queen, Canada’s Head of State.

“Receiving the Canadian Platinum Jubilee emblem fills me with immense pride and gratitude,” said Dr. Nazer. “It symbolizes our work as a team at the Kids TALK Children’s Advocacy Center. This emblem will forever serve as a cherished reminder to continue to collaborate and work together to ensure we protect the rights of children and prevent all forms of child maltreatment."

The medical director and child abuse pediatrician for Kids TALK Children’s Advocacy Center Medical Clinic, a multi-disciplinary center that cares for children who are victims of child abuse and neglect, including sexual abuse, Dr. Nazer also chair Michigan’s Human Trafficking Health Advisory Board.

The proclamation accompanying the emblem presented to Dr. Nazer reads: “The Platinum Jubilee is an opportunity to recognize individuals who, like Her Majesty, have dedicated themselves to service to family, community and country through their significant contributions and achievements.

“We commend your commitment for serving the community for over 25 years as a child abuse pediatrics specialist. We thank you for your tireless efforts chairing numerous committees, in addition to holding the position of medical director of the Kids TALK Children’s Advocacy Center and serving on the Human Trafficking Health Advisory Board. We would like to recognize your dedication for being a strong advocate for the community both locally and internationally. It has been a true blessing for many families as you assist in transforming lives and communities through compassion, hope, recovery and service.”

The Royal Cypher the queen appears in the center of the emblem. Below the cypher is the number 70, depicted in silver white to allude to the precious metal platinum. These elements are framed by a seven-sided shape, along with seven maple leaves and seven pearls to mark the seventy years of the queen’s reign. The Royal Crown appears at the top of the emblem.

Subscribe to Today@Wayne

Direct to your inbox twice a week

Related articles