Appointments & Awards: February 2019
Aaron Schimmer, Research Director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
American Academy of Neurology
David Tang-Wai, B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award
This award identifies recipients as excellent teachers for their determination, dedication and enthusiasm to improving neurology education. This award demonstrates the respect and admiration from recipients students, colleagues and peers.
Raed Joundi, 2019 Futures in Neurological Research Scholarship
This travel scholarship supports medical students, residents, and junior fellows from the United States and Canada who are planning careers in neurological research to attend the Annual Meeting by awarding $1000 travel scholarships.
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
Sharon Straus, May Cohen Equity, Diversity and Gender Award
This award recognizes achievements in improving the equity diversity and gender environment in academic medicine in Canada.
Canadian Rheumatology Association
Edward Keystone, Distinguished Rheumatologist Award
Recognition of a Distinguished Rheumatologist who has made an outstanding contribution to rheumatology in Canada. The award is given to accomplished Canadian rheumatologists of high professional calibre who have significantly furthered rheumatology in Canada through patient care and service and/or professional activities.
Shirley Tse, Teacher-Educator Award
This award recognizes a rheumatologist who has made an outstanding contribution to rheumatology teaching and/or education in Canada through excellence above and beyond that expected in his or her usual job description.
Canadian Women in Global Health
Sharmistha Mishra, List of Canadian Women Leaders in Global Health
The CWIGH List is inspired by a broader global movement to recognise the achievements and expertise of women in global health. The goal is to help diversify the production and translation of knowledge and improve the quality, equity, and impact of Canadian science and policy on global health worldwide.
Council of Ontario Universities
Husam Abdel-Qadir, John Charles Polanyi Prize
This award recognizes researchers in the early stages of their career - pursuing post-doctoral studies or having recently been appointed as faculty at an Ontario university.
National Kidney Foundation
Charmaine Lok, Garabed Eknoyan Award
This award recognizes individuals who have promoted NKF's mission to make lives better for people with kidney disease through their exceptional contributions to key NKF initiatives such as the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative or clinical research in the field of kidney disease.