Appointments & Awards: February 2020

Feb 4, 2020

Appointments

Peritoneal Dialysis International

Jeffrey Perl, Editor in Chief

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Steven Shadowitz, Chief of Sunnybrook's Intgrated Community Program

This program involves integration of services to improve transitions in care and to ensure consistency in quality and access to services across the system of care. 

University Health Network

Robert Fowler, H. Barrie Fairley Professorship in Critical Care

University of Toronto

Christine Lay, Deborah Ivy Christiani Brill Chair in Neurology Research

Awards

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology

Natasha Bollegala, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Young Scholar in Quality Innovation Award

This award recognizesoutstanding contributions to gastroenterology through quality improvement initiatives by a young CAG member.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Moumita Barua, CIHR Bridge Award - Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health.

Darren Yuen, Co-Applicant CIHR Project Grant

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health.

Canadian Thoracic Society

Roger Goldstein, CTS 2020 Honorary Lecture Award

Endocrine Society

Daniel Drucker, John D. Baxter Prize for Entrepreneurship

This prize recognizes Dr. Drucker's contributions to diabetes treatment, which include finding new mechanisms of hormone action that have enabled development of drugs for patients with type 2 diabetes. 

Harrington Discovery Institute

Donald Weaver, Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award

The Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award recognizes physician-scientist innovators throughout the US and Canada, whose research has the potential to change standard of care. The Scholar-Innovator Award provides recognizes clinician-Scientists who seek to bridge the gap between basic discovery and the clinical realm.  Up to twelve Harrington Scholar-Innovator awards are made each year through a competitive selection process.  No Canadian has previously won the Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award. 

JAMA Network

Matthew Burke, JAMA Neurology's Most Talked About Article of 2019

For Dr. Burke's article titled, "It's All in Your Head" - Medicine's Silent Epidemic was the #1 ranked article published in JAMA Neurology in 2019 as measured by Altmetric.

Kidney Foundation of Canada 

Moumita Barua, KFOC Grant Award

The Kidney Foundation of Canada has established a national goal of encouraging and supporting research that may further the current knowledge pertaining to the kidney or improve health in areas relevant to the Vision and Mission of The Kidney Foundation. Biomedical Research Grants provide financial support to medical researchers to assist in defraying the operating costs of research, which may include the purchase of materials, supplies and equipment and the payment of laboratory assistants.

PSI Foundation

Karen Burns, PSI-50 Mid-Career Clinical Research Award

This award acknowledges that this phase of a researcher's career can be challenging, with additional academic roles and responsibilities, while clinical work continues.