Apr 1, 2019

Appointments & Awards: April 2019

About Us, Faculty, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, Palliative Medicine, Neurology, Division of Dermatology, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Geriatric Medicine


Canadian Association for HIV Research

Sharmistha Mishra, CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Award
The Excellence in Research Awards program is intended to highlight and celebrate the contributions of Canadian researchers in HIV/AIDS research in Canada and internationally. 

Canadian Rheumatology Association

Bindee Kuriya, Best Original Research Abstract by Young Faculty
Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting

Shirley Tse, 2019 Teacher-Educator Award
This award is given to an all-round academic physician with superb clinical skills. Shirley has demonstrated outstanding performance as a teacher and mentor and has a productive research career trajectory.

Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians

Camilla Zimmermann, 2019 Eduardo Bruera Award in Palliative Medicine
This award is named in honour of Dr. Eduardo Bruera and was created to recognize contributions in the field of Palliative Care. It is a token of the esteem in which the recipient is held by their peers and by the members of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians. 

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Rayfel Schneider, Council Award
The Council Award is presented at each meeting of Council to honour outstanding Ontario physicians who have demonstrated excellence and come closest to meeting society's vision of an "ideal physician."

Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Mario Ostrowski, Endgame Research Funding Award 
This funding program supports people and projects (including innovative, discovery-based and investigator-driven game changing research) that have the potential to meet the needs of populations in Ontario most affected by HIV; drive changes in policy and practice across the HIV prevention, engagement, and care cascade; lead to more integrated health and social services; identify effective ways to address the social determinants that have a negative impact on the health of communities most affected by HIV; contribute to a rapid learning HIV health and social system.

Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO)

University of Toronto Dermatology Program, Residency Program Excellence Award
The PARO Residency Program Excellence Award was created to recognize those programs that have consistently provided an exceptionally positive and rewarding experience to their residents, while producing physicians who are expertly trained to deal with the challenges in their upcoming careers.

SickKids Research Institute

Rae Yeung and Ron Laxer, Janet Rossant Research Innovation Prize
This award is in honour of interdisciplinary research that was published in the April 3, 2017 issue of Nature Communications, with findings that show ARPC1B deficiency in humans results in defective Arp2/3 actin filament branching that is associated with multisystem disease including platelet abnormalities, cutaneous vasculitis, eosinophilia and predisposition to inflammatory diseases.

United States Department of Defense

Carolina Barnett-Tapia, Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) New Investigator Award-Early Stage Investigator 
The Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis research program was initiated in 1996 to provide support for research of exceptional scientific merit that promotes the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of neurofibromatosis (NF) including NF type 1 (NF1) and type 2 (NF2) and schwannomatosis. In the funded project, we will develop a method to identify NF1 patients from administrative data to study incidence, prevalence, mortality, and health utilization patterns. Our findings will help to plan healthcare access and delivery for individuals with NF1.

University of Toronto, Postgraduate Medical Education

Jeanette Goguen, Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education, Teaching Performance, Mentorship and Advocacy
This prestigious award recognizes sustained commitment to Postgraduate Medical Education and demonstrated excellence in teaching and serving as mentor and advocate to postgraduate medical trainees.

Barbara Liu, Sarita Verma Award for Advocacy and Mentorship in Postgraduate Medicine
This award recognizes professionalism, resident advocacy, mentorship and commitment to social responsibility