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2010

Richard Aviv

Dr. Richard Aviv

Canadian Association of Radiologists Young Investigator Award

The Canadian Association of Radiologists recognized Dr. Richard Aviv, an associate imaging scientist in the Brain Sciences Research Program, with a Young Investigator Award, granted to medical imaging researchers in the early stages of their careers.
Amy Baker

Amy Baker

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada Graduate Scholarship

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research awarded Amy Baker, a PhD student in the lab of brain sciences researcher Dr. Miles Johnston, a Canada Graduate Scholarship worth $105,000 over three years. Baker is studying a potential new therapy for the prevention of lymphedema. This condition is common among breast cancer survivors, in whom lymphatic system disruption can lead to fluid retention that results in infections, impaired limb function and sometimes death.
John Ebos

Dr. John Ebos

Thomson Reuters

Dr. John Ebos, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of senior scientist Dr. Robert Kerbel, was recognized for lead-authoring the second-most-cited biology paper published in the past two years, according to the "Hot Papers" database maintained by Thomson Reuters. The journal Cancer Cell published the paper, "Accelerated Metastasis After Short-Term Treatment With a Potent Inhibitor of Tumor Angiogenesis," on March 3, 2009. Other researchers have cited the paper 134 times in the 19 months following its publication.
Urban Emmenegger

Dr. Urban Emmenegger

Prostate Cancer Canada Clinician Scientist Award

Dr. Urban Emmenegger, a medical oncologist in the Odette Cancer Research Program and scientist in molecular and cellular biology, received a Clinician Scientist Award from Prostate Cancer Canada. This award recognizes outstanding researchers and supports their work in the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. 
Rob Fowler

Dr. Rob Fowler

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Career Scientist Award

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care awarded Dr. Rob Fowler, an associate scientist in clinical epidemiology, a Career Scientist Award. The salary award is given to enable promising researchers in the early stages of their careers to devote at least 75% of their time to research in Ontario.
Andrea Gershon

Dr. Andrea Gershon

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Career Scientist Award

Dr. Andrea Gershon, a scientist in clinical epidemiology, received a Career Scientist award from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This five-year award supports Ontario's top researchers early in their careers by enabling them to devote 75% of their time to research.

Melissa Hill

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Doctoral Fellowship

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation awarded Melissa Hill a doctoral fellowship worth $75,000 over two years. Hill, a student in the lab of imaging senior scientist Dr. Martin Yaffe, is researching ways to improve mammographic screening through contrast-enhanced breast tomosynthesis, a digital X-ray technique that produces three-dimensional images.
Michael Julius

Dr. Michael Julius

Israel Cancer Research Fund Man of Distinction Award

Dr. Michael Julius, vice-president of research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and senior scientist in molecular and cellular biology, received the Man of Distinction 2010 award from the Israel Cancer Research Fund in recognition of his contributions to the field of immunology. Julius was commended for his work toward understanding lymphocyte activation, and the cellular and molecular interactions culminating in protective immunity. This work has led to numerous breakthroughs in the field, and has formed a foundation on which many other immunologists worldwide are building.
Dr. Jacob Levman

Dr. Jacob Levman

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation awarded Dr. Jacob Levman a postdoctoral fellowship worth $95,000 over two years to study early breast cancer detection by computer-aided diagnosis of magnetic resonance imaging. Levman is a postdoc in the lab of imaging senior scientist Dr. Anne Martel.
Dr. Mario Masellis

Dr. Mario Masellis

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Clinician Scientist Award

Dr. Mario Masellis, an associate scientist in the discipline of clinical integrative biology, was awarded a Phase 1 Clinician Scientist award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The award provides training support to highly qualified individuals who are recognized as having strong potential to become clinician scientists. Masellis will use the funds for his research on the drug rivastigmine to treat neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body disease.

Profound Medical

Ministry of Research and Innovation Premier's Catalyst Award

The Ministry of Research and Innovation gave Profound Medical Inc. the Premier's Catalyst Award, naming it the Ontario start-up company with the best innovation. The award recognizes excellence and leadership in innovations that are commercially successful. Profound Medical Inc. was spun out of research conducted by Drs. Michael Bronskill and Rajiv Chopra, imaging scientists at SRI.
Michael Schull

Dr. Michael Schull

The Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellowship

The Commonwealth Fund appointed Dr. Michael Schull, a senior scientist in clinical epidemiology, a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. This fellowship provides individuals with an opportunity to conduct a policy-oriented study while working with leading U.S. health policy experts.
Dr. Bojana Stefanovic

Dr. Bojana Stefanovic

Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award

Dr. Bojana Stefanovic, an imaging scientist in the brain sciences research program, received a New Investigator award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The aim of the award is to help new researchers demonstrate their independence in conducting health research through provision of a contribution to their salary. Stefanovic will receive $300,000 over five years for her research on the biophysics of functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Richard Swartz

Dr. Richard Swartz

Focus on Stroke Research Scholarship

Dr. Richard Swartz, a scientist in the Brain Sciences Research Program, received a Focus on Stroke Research Scholarship from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Stroke Network. Swartz will use the salary award to study intracranial vessel wall imaging with magnetic resonance imaging, toward improving stroke diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Jill Tinmouth

Dr. Jill Tinmouth

Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award

Dr. Jill Tinmouth, a scientist in clinical epidemiology, received a New Investigator award from CIHR. Tinmouth will use the award, worth $300,000 over five years, to investigate the transmission and progression of anal cancer in HIV-infected men, toward development of a screening program.
Dr. Sheldon Tobe

Dr. Sheldon Tobe

University of Toronto Ambulatory Community Medicine Teaching Award

Dr. Sheldon Tobe, an associate scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, is the recipient of the 2009 Ambulatory Community Medicine (ACE) Teaching Award from the University of Toronto. Candidates are nominated by students for the annual award, which acknowledges the outstanding contributions of a member of the ACE teaching faculty.
Jelena Tomic

Jelena Tomic

Walker/Marshall Prize, University of Toronto

Jelena Tomic, a PhD student in the lab of Dr. David Spaner, a molecular biologist in the Odette Cancer Research Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute, was awarded the Walker/Marshall Prize worth $1,000 by the University of Toronto's department of medical biophysics. The prize recognizes a student whose academic achievements, publication record and contribution to student life are outstanding.
Dr. Jack Tu

Dr. Jack Tu

CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Article of the Year

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research gave Dr. Jack Tu, a cardiologist and senior scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Article of the Year award. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the article, "Effectiveness of Public Report Cards for Improving the Quality of Cardiac Care: The EFFECT study: a Randomized Trial," is the first randomized clinical trial to assess if public hospital report cards can improve quality-of-care. Tu holds the Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Career Investigator Award

Dr. Jack Tu, a cardiologist and senior scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, was awarded a Career Investigator award by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. The award, worth $83,000 per year for five years, is given to independent researchers in the field of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular disease, who have achieved national recognition at the time of application. Tu will use the funds for his research on improving the quality of cardiovascular care in Canada.
Ross Upshur

Dr. Ross Upshur

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Primary Care Research

Dr. Ross Upshur, an associate scientist in clinical epidemiology, has secured a renewal of his Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Primary Care Research. His research involves creating knowledge to reform the primary health care system and responding directly to current challenges in providing primary health care. Upshur has established a multidisciplinary research program that blends knowledge from epidemiology, ethics and clinical medicine.
Graham Wright

Dr. Graham Wright

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Imaging for Cardiovascular Therapeutics

Dr. Graham Wright, director of the Schulich Heart Research Program, was named the Canada Research Chair in Imaging for Cardiovascular Therapeutics. The award guarantees $1.4 million in salary over seven years. Wright is a professor of medical biophysics at the University of Toronto and a scientist in SRI's Centre for Research in Image-Guided Therapeutics.