WCH CONNECTJune 17, 2020

WCRI scientists and trainees receive prestigious awards and recognitions during COVID-19

  • June 17, 2020
  • BY Sarah Warr

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our scientists and trainees at Women’s College Research Institute have continued to receive various awards and recognitions for their contributions to health research. We are proud to acknowledge these accomplishments as they reflect the high caliber of our work and its widespread impact. 

Congratulations to our scientists and trainees on the following outstanding achievements!

  • Dr. Husam Abdel-Qadir has been awarded with the Atrial Fibrillation Research Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Dr. Abdel-Qadir also received the 2019-20 Health Science Research (HSR) Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. 
  • Dr. An-Wen Chan was promoted to Professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine on the basis of excellence in research. 
  • Dr. Gillian Hawker has been awarded a Clinical Research Award from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International. 
  • Joanne Kotsopoulos, PhD, and her research were profiled by the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition for the International Day of Families – http://worldovariancancercoalition.org/kotsopoulos/.
  • Dr. David Lim has been awarded the 2020 Conquer Cancer Merit Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Lisa McCarthy, MSc, PharmD, has been asked to participate in the US Deprescribing Research Network's Junior Investigator Intensive Program. 
  • Dr. Paula Rochon has been awarded the Eaton Clinical Researcher of the Year by the University of Toronto’s Department of Medicine.
  • Ambreen Sayani has been awarded a Fellowship: Patient Oriented Research Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
  • Dr. Mandeep Singh was awarded a Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Research Award for his project, “Measurement of patient-reported outcomes and sleep health domains in the patients undergoing non-cardiac surgeries, for the TRANslating sleep health into QUaLity of recovery (TRANQUiL) program: A feasibility study”. 
  • Dr. Nathan Stall’s article in CMAJ, “We should care more about caregivers”, was nominated for this year’s National Magazine Awards: B2B. 

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