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Hereditary breast cancer researcher receives three prestigious awards

October 2, 2017

By Lindsay Jolivet

Kelly Metcalfe
Kelly Metcalfe, RN, PhD (on left) named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Kelly Metcalfe, RN, PhD, received three prestigious awards in recognition of her contributions to hereditary cancer research. She is an adjunct scientist at Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI), a professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and she holds the Bloomberg Professorship in Cancer Genetics at the University of Toronto.

On Sept. 14, Metcalfe was named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences at an induction ceremony in Ottawa. Fellowship is one of the highest honours a health scientist in Canada can receive. The honour recognized her leadership, creativity, distinction and commitment to health sciences.

On Nov. 24, the Royal Society of Canada announced Metcalfe’s induction into the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The College is an interdisciplinary group of emerging intellectuals who have demonstrated a high level of achievement early in their careers. The induction ceremony for the new cohort will take place at the Royal Society of Canada’s Celebration of Excellence in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Metcalfe also received the Dean’s Rising Star Award, awarded by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. The selection committee chose Metcalfe for her “exceptional contributions to research into breast cancer gene mutations and the development of rapid genetic testing for cancer-positive women.”



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