Appointments & Awards: November 2021
American Society of Transplantation
Mamatha Bhat, Basic Science Career Development Award
This award is presented in recognition of productivity in one's research program and contributions to the field of transplantation as an early career investigator.
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Husam Abdel-Qadir, Young Investigator Award
Chi Ming Chow, Dr. Harold N. Segall Award of Merit
Mena Gewarges, Dr. Charles Kerr Award
Canadian Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Christine Song, John Howard Toogood Award for Teaching
This award is presented in recognition of Dr. Song's exemplary teaching and mentoring in the field of allergy, asthma and immunology.
Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Jeremy Gilbert, The Dr. Harvey Guyda Educator of the Year Award
Nominated by Dr. Jacqueline James, this award is given to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in teaching or who has made a significant contribution to the teaching of endocrinology.
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Shoba Sujana Kumar, The George L.A. From Postgraduate Teaching Award in Endocrinology & Metabolism
This award is meant to recognize teachers in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism who are outstanding based on their teaching effectiveness and role modeling of all the competencies of the specialist physician as outlined in the CANMEDS document.
Department of Medicine Network Grant
Mamatha Bhat, Istvan Mucsi, Dmitry Rozenberg, DoM Transplant Network - Secondary Survivorship in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients who Develop Cancer - Network to Extend Well-being and Life after Transplant (NEW Life)
Network to Extend Well-being and Life after Transplant (NEW Life) was established in June 2019 to bring together investigators from hospitals across the DOM (University Health Network, St. Michaeal’s Hospital, Women’s College Hospital, Sick Kids) with various complementary skillsets and expertise. Our goal is to improve long-term quality and quantity of life for Solid Organ Transplant Recipients (SOTR) and to bring it to the level of the healthy general population. We are uniquely positioned to perform transformational research and improve transplant care, since Toronto performs the largest number of SOTs annually (> 700 in 2020) in North America.
Kieran Quinn, Sarina Isenberg, Susanna Mak, Leah Steinberg, Heartful Improving Access to an Innovative Interdisciplinary Regional Homebased Palliative Care Program for Patients with Heart Failure
The goal of this cohort study is to understand the palliative care needs of a population of hospitalized patients with advanced HF to identify those who may therefore benefit from integrated home-based care through Heartfull. Hospitalization in patients with HF is common, indicates the presence of palliative care needs and serves as a critical point of contact to connect patients with integrated home-based care. This work will directly inform and support future applications to fund the scaled expansion of the Heartfull program through larger grant applications.
Gideon Hirschfield, Lauren Lapointe-Shaw, Bettina Hansen, The LiverCareNetwork@UToronto
At its end-stages morbidity and mortality from liver disease is substantial, patient management challenging, and hospitalisations frequent. Uniform access to Hepatologists, especially in the inpatient setting when patients are sickest, is limited; care falls to busy generalists and gastroenterologists who often have limited specialist expertise. We hypothesise that routinely collected healthcare data can be used to measure present quality of care, and be subsequently used as part of the vehicle to raise quality. Creating a University of Toronto Department of Medicine Liver Care Network is a unique opportunity to address this need and an opportunity to build a strong inter-disciplinary collaboration.
Mireille Norris, Pillars of the Pandemic Award
This is a new series honouring outstanding individuals who have made huge contributions to our fight against the pandemic. Health and healthcare professionals across Ontario were nominated to be recognized for their contributions. 13 distinguished individuals were selected by a committee convened by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
Ilana Halperin, 2021 OMD Luminary Award
This award is given for outstanding contribution to digital health in Ontario. Dr. Halperin was nominated by Dr. Baiju Shah, who said “In the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, the Sunnybrook Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic rapidly shifted to a virtual-first approach. Under Dr. Halperin’s leadership the whole process from the gestational diabetes education class, remote monitoring of glucose values, physician and dietitian review, insulin initiation and titration, and postpartum follow-up care was provided virtually. This was done with a number of digital tools that augmented Accuro, which was already in use in clinic. These included Zoom healthcare, a dedicated secure email address (monitored by the certified diabetes educators), Ocean patient surveys, glucose monitoring devices where data is shared with the care team through secure cloud technology, and the telephone.”
Sinai Health/University Health Network Department of Medicine
Adam Weizman, Leadership Training Award
This award is given to Department members demonstrating success in leadership roles, in support of ongoing education and training in leadership skills.
Sunnybrook Department of Medicine
Katarzyna Jerzak, Junior Investigator Award
Presented to someone in their first five years of appointment who has made a contribution to basic science, clinical epidemiology, health services or education research.
Ayelet Kuper, Jack Tu Senior Investigator Award
Presented to someone who has been appointed to the Department over 10 years and has made a contribution to basic science, clinical epidemiology, health services or education research.
Peter Broadhurst, Young Teacher Award
Presented to someone in their first 5 years of appointment whose teaching is considered to be outstanding.
Lee Fidler, In-Patient Teaching Award
Presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to inpatient teaching.
Piero Tartaro, Pre-Clerkship Teaching Award
Presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to pre-clerkship teaching.
Jeremy Gilbert, Ambulatory Teaching Award
Presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to ambulatory education.
Adina Weinerman, Continuing Education Teaching Award
Presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to continuing medical education.
Houman Khosravani, Department of Medicine Early Faculty Award for Quality Improvement
Awarded to a junior faculty member (Assistant Professor and lower) who is within five years of appointment to the Department and who has made contributions of notable merit to the advancement of healthcare quality (i.e., quality improvement, patient safety, knowledge translation, innovations in health services delivery).
Brian Wong, Department of Medicine Senior Faculty Award for Quality Improvement
Awarded to a senior faculty member who has been appointed to the Department over 10 years and who has made contributions of notable merit to the advancement of healthcare quality (i.e., quality improvement, patient safety, knowledge translation, innovations in health services delivery).
Mireille Norris, Department of Medicine Humanitarian Award
This award honours an individual within the Department of Medicine who through their actions in patient care, scholarly or other activities exemplifies the spirit of helping others beyond themselves; a demonstration of selflessness, collaboration and compassion; a concern for helping to improve the welfare and well-being of others, locally or globally.
Lynfa Stroud, Kevin R. Imrie Leadership Award
Presented to a person who exemplifies or promotes the Missions and Values of the Department. A member who has led the department in important initiatives.
Nick Daneman, William J. Sibbald Faculty Mentorship Award
Presented to a faculty member at the University who excels in mentorship of junior faculty. Only nominations from faculty within 3 years of appointment or residents will be considered.
Edward Etchells, The Peter Webster Award for Excellence in Teaching and Patient Care
Awarded to a senior staff with a long history of sustained excellence in teaching and advocacy, compassion and empathy in patient care.
Christopher Morgan, Clinical Excellence Award
This award honors an individual within the Department of Medicine who bests demonstrates empathy, compassion and excellence in patient care. The award recognizes a physician who is a tireless patient advocate and a champion of patient care, “the doctor you would send your family member to."
Michael Raphael, Medical Grand Rounds 2020-2021
Description of the award: Awarded to a faculty member who presents an exemplary Grand Rounds presentation during the education year.
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Anil Adisesh, James Smiley Lecture
Wightman-Berris Academy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Esther Bui, Wightman-Berris Academy Anderson Award in the Program Innovation and Development category for 2020-2021
This is a prestigious honour that celebrates the impact had on learners.
David Tang-Wai, Wightman-Berris Academy Anderson Award in the Extraordinary Contribution to Education category for 2020-2021
This award is given to exemplary teachers who have been nominated by their students, and are based on the information provided in the nomination letters. A WB Academy Award is a significant accomplishment and honour, and reflects the positive impact had on learners and their educational experience.