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2012

Dr. Sandra Black

Dr. Sandra Black

Order of Ontario

Dr. Sandra Black, director of the Brain Sciences Research Program, was named to the Order of Ontario. It is the province's highest honour. It recognizes individual excellence and achievement in any field. David Onley, lieutenant-governor of Ontario, gave Black and the other appointees the award at a ceremony held at Queen's Park.

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Sandra Black, director of the Brain Sciences Research Program, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The award recognizes individuals for outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the RSC is the highest honour a scholar can achieve. Fellows were inducted to the RSC during an awards ceremony held November 17 in Ottawa.

Dr. Nick Daneman

Dr. Nick Daneman

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Clinician Scientist Award

Dr. Nick Daneman, a scientist in evaluative clinical sciences, received a phase two Clinician Scientist award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The award enables highly skilled clinician-scientists to develop further their research programs. Daneman will use the funds, worth $300,000 over three years, to study the optimal duration of antibiotic therapy for bloodstream infections.

Dr. Saswata Deb

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research awarded Dr. Saswata Deb a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. The award, worth $150,000 over three years, will support his research on surgical and patient factors affecting early and long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass surgery. Deb is a research fellow in the lab of Dr. Stephen Fremes, a scientist in evaluative clinical sciences.

Nicole Fichtner

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship

Nicole Fichtner was awarded a fellowship from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation worth $112,500 over three years. She will use the funds to study the detection of apoptotic cell death using quantitative magnetic resonance imaging. Fichtner is a master's student in the lab of Dr. Greg Stanisz, a senior scientist in physical sciences.

Dr. Dennis Ko

Dr. Dennis Ko

2012 Dr. Subhash C. Verma Young Investigator Award

Dr. Dennis Ko, a scientist in evaluative clinical sciences and an interventional cardiologist at Sunnybrook, was awarded the 2012 Dr. Subhash C. Verma Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the cardiovascular sciences. It was established by the Heart & Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Amirul Mallick

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation awarded Dr. Amirul Mallick a fellowship worth $95,000 over two years. He will study the use of Lactococcus lactis, a live bacterium expressing the human carcinoembryonic antigen N-domain, as an oral breast cancer vaccine. Mallick is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Jean Gariépy, a senior scientist in physical sciences.

Dr. Mario Masellis

Dr. Mario Masellis

Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation Early Researcher Award

Dr. Mario Masellis, an associate scientist in evaluative clinical sciences, received an Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. The competitive prize recognizes researchers early in their careers and provides support to build a research team and make new discoveries. Masellis is developing a genetic test to treat patients with dementia related to Parkinson's disease.
Dr. Alan Moody

Dr. Alan Moody

Chair of the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto

Dr. Alan Moody, an associate scientist in physical sciences, was appointed Chair of the department of medical imaging in the faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto, for a five-year-term beginning July 1, 2012. He has been a faculty member at U of T and radiologist-in-chief at Sunnybrook since 2003. Moody's research focuses on imaging and vascular biology, and understanding the management of atherosclerosis.
Dr. Diane Nam

Dr. Diane Nam

Orthopaedic Research Society New Investigator Recognition Award

The Orthopaedic Research Society presented Dr. Diane Nam, an associate scientist in biological sciences, with the 2012 New Investigator Recognition Award at its annual meeting in San Francisco, California. Nam was given the award for her research on T lymphocytes in osteoblast maturation during the early phase of fracture repair.

Dr. Beverley Orser

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Dr. Beverley Orser, an affiliate scientist in biological sciences, was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Individuals are recognized for their leadership and contributions to the promotion of academic health science.


Dr. Ali Sadeghi-Naini

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Ali Sadeghi-Naini received a fellowship from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation worth $142,500 over three years. He will study quantitative ultrasound techniques for monitoring and enhancing response to breast cancer chemotherapy. Sadeghi-Naini is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Greg Czarnota, director of the Odette Cancer Research Program.

Dr. Berton Yang

Dr. Burton Yang

Heart and Stroke Foundation Career Investigator Award

The Heart and Stroke Foundation awarded Dr. Burton Yang, a senior scientist in biological sciences, a Career Investigator Award worth $415,000 over five years. He will use the funds to study the roles of microRNAs in regulating cell activities and angiogenesis.
Dr. Lorne Zinman

Dr. Lorne Zinman

Governor General of Canada Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Dr. Lorne Zinman, an affiliate scientist in evaluative clinical sciences, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Zinman was recognized for his dedication and leadership in establishing the Canadian ALS (amyo- trophic lateral sclerosis) Research Network, a national alliance of ALS clinicians and researchers. The ALS Society of Canada presented him with the award at its 2012 annual awards dinner on April 28, 2012, in Toronto.