Sep 10, 2018

Appointments & Awards: September 2018

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Neil Shear, President Canadian Dermatology Association and Visiting Professor; Rambam Health Care Campus; Haifa, Israel

Antonio Strafella, member of the Institute Advisory Boards for the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, Canadian Institutes of Health Research


American College of Rheumatology

Dafna Gladman, Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award
The Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award is awarded to a clinical scientist making outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology.

BNN Bloomberg

Vipan Nikore, Canada's Top 40 Under 40
Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 is a dynamic awards program that identifies outstanding young achievers in Canadian business, visionaries and innovators changing the way things are done. They are inspiring others and already giving back to their communities and to Canada.

Canadian Dermatology Association

Neil Shear, Practitioner of the Year
The Practitioner of the Year is an annual award to recognize and honour Canadian dermatologists whose major income is produced from clinical practice and who have made a major contribution to dermatology and the community at large in providing the best possible care to patients.

Canadian Society of Internal Medicine

David Juurlink, David Sackett Senior Investigator Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in research by a senior Canadian general internist. The award is intended to increase awareness of high quality research by general internists in Canada and to foster such research.

CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Paul Dorian, 2018 Distinguished Lecturer Award in Cardiovascular Sciences
This award recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular sciences in both Canada and internationally. 

General Internal Medicine

Umberin Najeeb, Dr. Herbert HoPingKong Teacher of the Year Award
This inaugural award requires nomination by trainees and recognizes excellence in teaching in GIM.

Reena Pattani, Dr. Jerry Zownir Early Career Teaching Award
This inaugural award requires nomination by trainees, and recognizes excellence in teaching in GIM by a faculty member within the first 5 years of appointment.

Heart & Stroke

Husam Abdel Qadir, Early Career Women's Heart and Brain Health Chair
The mandate of this Chair is to generate new knowledge that improves awareness, prevention and understanding of how biology and socio-cultural factors affect women’s heart and brain health. 

Medical Oncology

Susanna Cheng, Medical Oncology City-Wide Divisional Award for Education

Sonal Gandhi, Division of Medical Oncology Quality Improvement and Innovation Award

Post MD Education

Kate Hayman, 2018 Spring Medical Humanities Grant
This grant supports projects enhancing integration, application, and/or education within the scholarship of medical humanities and humanism in postgraduate medical education in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Sunnybrook Department of Medicine

Mark Boulos, Junior Investigator Award

Jill Tinmouth, Senior Investigator Award

Matthew Godleski, Young Teacher Award

Sharron Sandhu, In-Patient Teaching Award

Mark Hansen, Pre-Clerkship  Teaching Award

Alireza Zahirieh, Ambulatory Teaching  Award

Lee Mozessohn, Part-Time Teaching Award

Shaheeda Ahmed, Continuing Education Award

Adina Weinerman, Quality Award

Liesly Lee, Humanitarian Award

Lynfa Stroud, Leadership  Award

Brian Gilbert, William J. Sibbald Faculty Mentorship Award

Sunnybrook Hospital

Matt Godleski, Sunnybrook Medical Grand Rounds of the Year Award

William Geerts, Sunnybrook Medical Dental Midwifery Staff Association Annual Distinguished Service Award

UHN/MSH Department of Medicine

Diane Donat, Award for Excellence in Teaching

University of Waterloo

Sandra Black, Honorary Doctor of Science
This honorary Doctor of Science reflects Dr. Black's collaborations over many years with U Waterloo scientists  as well as her international contributions to stroke and dementia. 

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Kieran Quinn and Nathan Stall, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Valued at $150,000 over three years, the scholarship is awarded to doctoral students who demonstrate leadership and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies across the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences, engineering and health. 

Women's College Hospital Department of Medicine

Sandra Kim, Undergraduate Award

Shoba Sujana Kumar, Postgraduate Award

Marissa Lagman, Young Clinician Award

Megan Himmel, Humanitarian Award (Trainee Award)

Michael Kuhlmann, Mentoring Award (Trainee Award)

Additional Achievements 

Sindhu Johnson has recently published the book, Advanced Epidemiologic Methods for the Study of Rheumatic Diseases. This textbook is positioned to be required reading for serious students of clinical epidemiology in the rheumatic disease realm and beyond. The individual authors working with Dr. Johnson includes a who’s who of the Clinical Epidemiology world, including a significant list of Toronto faculty.