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2013

Dr. David Alter

Heart and Stroke Foundation Mid-Career Investigator Award

Dr. David Alter, an affiliate scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, received a Mid-Career Investigator Award worth $80,000 per year for four years from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He will use the funds to characterize the adherence phenotypes of populations with cardiovascular disease and develop applications for health services research and interventions.

Dr. Clare Atzema

Heart and Stroke Foundation New Investigator Award

Dr. Clare Atzema, a scientist in the Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care Research Program, was awarded a New Investigator Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The funds will support her research on atrial fibrillation in the emergency room.

Dr. Peter Austin

Dr. Peter Austin

Heart and Stroke Foundation Career Investigator Award

Dr. Peter Austin, a senior scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, received a Career Investigator Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The award, worth $83,000 per year for five years, will enable him to conduct statistical methods for cardiovascular research.

Dr. Peter Burns

Dr. Peter Burns

SuperSonic Imagine 2012 Aixplorer Achievement Award

Dr. Peter Burns, a senior scientist in Physical Sciences, was awarded the 2012 Aixplorer Achievement Award from SuperSonic Imagine for his research on the use of Doppler techniques and developing ultrasound contrast agents to detect microvascular blood flow in cancer. The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contribution and leadership to advance cancer research and awareness.

Dr. Nick Daneman

Hamid Ebrahimi

Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research awarded Hamid Ebrahimi, a graduate student in the labs of Drs. Cari Whyne and Albert Yee, a doctoral award through the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship program. Ebrahimi will use the award, worth $105,000 over three years, to design and evaluate a device that facilitates the reduction of fractured long bones.

Dr. Nick Daneman

Dr. Anthony Feinstein

2012 Peabody Award

Dr. Anthony Feinstein, an associate scientist in the Brain Sciences Research Program, was awarded a 2012 Peabody Award for his documentary Under Fire: Journalists in Combat. The Peabody Awards are the most prestigious and selective prizes in electronic media. He received the award at a ceremony held May 21, 2013 in New York City.

Dr. Nick Daneman

Dr. Robert Fowler

Heart and Stroke Foundation Mid-Career Investigator Award

Dr. Robert Fowler, a senior scientist in the Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care Research Program, received a Mid-Career Investigator Award worth $80,000 per year for four years from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The award will support his research on improving end-of-life care for Canadians with heart disease and stroke.

Dr. Elizabeth Pham

Cristina Gallego Ortiz

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship

Cristina Gallego Ortiz, a doctoral student in the lab of senior scientist in Physical Sciences Dr. Anne Martel, was awarded a fellowship worth $112,500 over three years from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. She will use the funds to develop a computer-aided diagnostic tool for magnetic resonance imaging screening of breast cancer in high-risk women.

Dr. Andrea Gershon

Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation Fellow in Translational Health Research

Dr. Andrea Gershon, a scientist in Evaluative Clinical Sciences, was named the 2013 Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation Fellow in Translational Health Research. The fellowship, worth $300,000 over two years, provides clinicians with protected research time to undertake high impact translational research. Gershon will use the funds to develop methods to measure quality of care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein

Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein, a scientist in the Brain Sciences Research Program, received a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Goldstein will use the funds, $300,000 over five years, to investigate whether specific markers in the blood can help doctors understand better the course of symptoms and the increased risk of heart disease in adolescents and adults with bipolar disorder.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 2012 Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein, a scientist in the Brain Sciences Research Program, received the 2012 Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Goldstein was recognized for his research on mood disorders in adolescents and the burden of cardiovascular disease in people living with mood disorders.

Dr. Dennis Ko

Dr. Bob Kerbel

Colin Thomson Memorial Medal

Dr. Bob Kerbel, a senior scientist in Biological Sciences, was awarded the Colin Thomson Memorial Medal at the Beatson International Cancer Conference, held in Glasgow, Scotland. The medal is awarded annually to recognize outstanding contribution to cancer research.

Dr. Dennis Ko

Dr. Dennis Ko

Heart and Stroke Foundation Phase 2 Clinician Scientist Award

Dr. Dennis Ko, a scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, received a Phase 2 Clinician-Scientist Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The award, worth $80,000 per year for three years, will support his research on improving the quality and outcomes of care of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Andrew Lim

American Academy of Neurology Wayne A. Hening Sleep Medicine Investigator Award

Dr. Andrew Lim, a scientist in the Brain Sciences Research Program, was awarded the Wayne A. Hening Sleep Medicine Investigator Award by the American Academy of Neurology. The award recognizes young investigators for their scientific contributions in the role of neurology in sleep medicine.

Dr. Ali Sadeghi-Naini

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Ali Sadeghi-Naini received a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, worth $140,000 over two years, from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Sadeghi-Naini is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Greg Czarnota, director of the Odette Cancer Research Program. He will use the funds to study personalized breast cancer therapy via early prediction of patient responses using non-invasive hybrid imaging biomarkers.

Dr. Elizabeth Pham

Dr. Elizabeth Pham

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship

Dr. Elizabeth Pham, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of senior scientist in Biological Sciences Dr. Bob Kerbel, was awarded a fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She will receive $135,000 over three years to study whether low-dose metronomic chemotherapy targets ovarian cancer stem cells.

Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera

Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award

Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera, a scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, received a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He will use the award, worth $300,000 over five years, to study why patients with stable heart disease are sometimes treated with only medications, and in other situations undergo procedures such as angioplasty or open-heart surgery, and the impact of these variations in treatment.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Distinguished Clinician Scientist

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada awarded Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera, a scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, a Distinguished Clinician Scientist award. He will use the funds to evaluate therapeutic decision-making, outcomes and resource utilization in chronic stable angina through an interprovincial population-based study.