Appointments & Awards: May 2017
Arno Kumagai, ABIM Foundation Professionalism Article Prize
Canadian Geriatrics Society
Nathan Stall, Dr. Jack MacDonell Award
Jennifer Watt, Banting Doctoral Award
Divisions of Hematology & Hematopathology
Basic Science Category:
Danny V Jeyaraju1, Veronique Voisin2, Changjiang Xu2, Rose Hurren1, Marcela Gronda1, Xiaoming Wang1, Yulia Jitkova1, Joelle Soriano1, Neil Maclean1, Gary D Bader2 & Aaron D Schimmer1
INHIBITION OF THE MITOCHONDRIAL PROTEIN IMPORT MACHINERY IS SELECTIVELY CYTOTOXIC TO ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA (AML) CELLS AND STEM CELLS
Clinical Research Category:
Alduaij W, McNamara C, Schuh A, Arruda A, Sukhai M, Thomas M, Spiegel JY, Kennedy JA, Stockley T, Siddiq N, Devlin R, Sibai H, Maze D, Schimmer A, Yee K, Chan S, Minden M, Kamel-Reid S, Gupta V.
CLINICAL UTILITY OF NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MYELOPROLIFERATIVE NEOPLASMS
Quality Improvement Category:
Fatima Khadadah, MBBCh, Jeannie Callum, MD, Dominick Shelton, MD, Yulia Lin, MD
IMPROVING APPROPRIATENESS OF RBC TRANSFUSION FOR IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA PATIENTS PRESENTING TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
Armand Keating Award Paper of the Year:
Stanley W.K. Ng, Amanda Mitchell, James A. Kennedy, Weihsu C. Chen, Jessica McLeod, Narmin Ibrahimova, Andrea Arruda, Andreea Popescu, Vikas Gupta, Arron D. Schimmer, Andre C. Schuh, Karen W. Yee, Lars Bullinger, Tobias Herold, Dennis Gorlich, Thomas Buchner, Wolfang Hiddemann, Wolfgang E. Berdel, Bernhard Wormann, Meyling Cheok, Claude Preudhomme, Herve Dombret, Klaus Metzeler, Christian Buske, Bob Lowenberg, Peter J.M. Valk, Peter W. Zandstra, Mark D. Minden, John E. Dick & Jean C.Y. Wang
A 17-gene stemness score for rapid determination of risk in acute leukaemia, Nature. Volume 540, 433-437 (15 December 2016)
Cristine Cserti-Gazdewich, 19th Annual Jerry Scott Teaching Award
Outstanding educational contribution to the Division of Hematology and to the Faculty of Medicine in the area of undergraduate, postgraduate and/or continuing professional education
Stephanie Lee, 9th Annual Dominic Pantalony Award
• Resident who can live up to Dr. Pantalony’s reputation
• Demonstrates passion for Hematology and Education and displays the highest professionalism and collegiality
Faculty of Medicine
Umberin Najeeb, Sarita Verma Award for Advocacy and Mentorship
Umberin Najeeb is the 2017 recipient of the Sarita Verma Award for Advocacy and Mentorship in Postgraduate Medicine. This award recognizes Dr. Najeeb's outstanding mentoring of internal medicine postgraduate trainees, and will be presented at the Faculty’s Annual Education Achievement Celebration on May 15th. Dr. Najeeb was also nominated for the 2017 PARO Lois H. Ross Resident Advocacy Award.
Jacqueline James, W.T. Aikins Award 2017 - Excellence in Course/Program Development and Coordination (MD Program)
The W.T. Aikins Award is the most prestigious Faculty award for commitment to and excellence in undergraduate medical education. Winners of this award are selected from nominees identified in a Faculty-wide process. The criteria for the awards are extremely rigorous, and each nomination requires extensive support from both peers and students.
International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
Dr. Lang and Dr. Marras, Review Article of the Year 2016 Award
Institute of Jamaica
Herbert Ho Ping Kong, Musgrave Gold Medal
Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
Laura Hawryluck, Medico-Legal Society Award
This award is the highest expression of esteem which the Society can convey and is intended to honour those members of the medical, legal or scientific community who have made a significant contribution to their profession as well as either to the Society or the community at large, and whose contributions are consistent with the values of the Society.
Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO)
Tarek Abdelhalim, Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons
Robert Fowler, 2017 Royal College Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award
Working alongside national and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) health care workers at Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea, Rob and his colleagues pushed for new clinical protocols for the care of patients with Ebola, which was historically associated with a 70-90% mortality rate. They focused on a much more aggressive, supportive method of care than had commonly been delivered to these patients. This is the kind of care that we take for granted in Canada — fluid resuscitation for severe dehydration, and support for electrolyte abnormalities and organ dysfunctions that accompany critical illness. Rob and his colleagues showed the world that these strategies would help patients survive Ebola long enough for their own body to clear the virus. (Read more)
Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada (GOC)
Amit Oza, Presidential Medal
Dr. Oza is the Head of Medical Oncology and Hematology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and University Health Network. He is an internationally renowned clinical scientist who has led numerous clinical trials and was instrumental in creating our drug development program, expanding clinical trials in our Centre as well as creating the Princess Margaret Consortium for early phase clinical trials, and redefining the role and leading the Cancer Clinical Trials Unit. He is well known for his expertise in gynecologic oncology and leadership in the clinical research in gynecologic malignancies.
Sunnybrook Education Advisory Council (SEAC)
Jeremy Gilbert, Teaching Award
The award recognizes his excellence in education of learners across levels at Sunnybrook, and for his transformative role in teaching in the Sunnybrook Division of Endocrinology and across Canada.
Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Walter Tavares, Editor's Choice Award
The purpose of this award, made possible by the Terrill A. Mast TLM Fund, is to showcase articles published in TLM that are recognized for exemplary quality, innovation, and fit to our mission. Seven members of TLM's editorial board were involved in making this selection from among six candidate articles published in 2016.
Women's College Hospital
Phil Doiron, Marion Hillard Trust Fund Award
Natasha Bollegala, Jean Davey Honorary Award