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Dr. Jon Barrett

Dr. Jon Barrett

Waks Family Chair in Maternal-Fetal Medicine Research

Dr. Jon Barrett, director of the Women & Babies Research Program, was named the inaugural Waks Family Chair in Maternal-Fetal Medicine Research at Sunnybrook. The endowment will enable Barrett to focus on the clinical care of patients with high-risk pregnancies and births, and support research and education in this arena. The gift was established by a donation by Fred and Linda Waks, matched by family and friends. Read Philanthropic gift establishes Chair in maternal-fetal medicine for the full story.

Dr. Brandy Callahan

Dr. Brandy Callahan

L’Oréal Canada-UNESCO for Women in Science Award

Dr. Brandy Callahan, a postdoctoral fellow supervised by Dr. Sandra Black, director of the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, was awarded an Excellence in Research Fellowship through the 12th annual L’Oréal Canada-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards. Read more about Callahan in Women in science and the search for good mentorship.

Dr. Nick Daneman

Dr. Nick Daneman

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Phase 2 Clinician Scientist

Dr. Nick Daneman, a scientist in the Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care Research Program, was named a Phase 2 Clinician Scientist from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He will receive $180,000 over three years to conduct a randomized controlled trial that will compare the length of time necessary for effective antibiotic therapy to treat bloodstream infections.

Dr. Kullervo Hynynen

Dr. Kullervo Hynynen

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Rayleigh Award

Dr. Kullervo Hynynen, director of Physical Sciences, was chosen as the winner of the 2014 Rayleigh award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The Rayleigh award represents the IEEE’s highest honour for achievement within the field of ultrasonics and is presented annually by the Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society.

Dr. Mario Masellis

Dr. Mario Masellis

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Prize

Dr. Mario Masellis, an associate scientist in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, was recognized with a 2014 Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Prize as a finalist in clinical research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Genetics (CIHR-IG). The prize recognizes the excellence of Canadian new investigators working in health research within the CIHR-IG’s mandate.

Dr. Soham Rej

Dr. Soham Rej

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship

Dr. Soham Rej, a geriatric psychiatry fellow supervised by Dr. Nathan Herrmann, an associate scientist in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, was awarded a fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He will use the funds, $110,000 over two years, to study pharmaco-genetic techniques to learn about which biological mechanisms underlie kidney disease in bipolar disorder.

Dr. Greg Stanisz

Dr. Greg Stanisz

Sunnybrook Edmond Odette Prize

Dr. Greg Stanisz, a senior scientist in Physical Sciences, was awarded the 2014 Edmond Odette Prize for innovation and technology in cancer care by Sunnybrook. The prize, worth $5,000, celebrates an individual within the Odette Cancer Program who has significantly contributed to improving cancer care through developments in imaging, therapeutic or other technologies. Stanisz is developing a unique magnetic resonance imaging pulse sequence that can be used to monitor a patient’s response to therapy.

Dr. Sean Udow

Dr. Sean Udow

Parkinson Society Canada Fellowship

Dr. Sean Udow, a clinical fellow supervised by Dr. Mario Masellis, an associate scientist in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, was awarded a one-year clinical fellowship worth $50,000 from Parkinson Society Canada. His research will focus on dementia in patients with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy bodies, two neurodegenerative diseases with similar clinical and pathological features. He aims to examine the effect of blood pressure fluctuations on cerebral blood flow and cognition using clinical and neuroimaging parameters.

Dr. Eranga Ukwatta

Dr. Eranga Ukwatta

Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Eranga Ukwatta, a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Graham Wright, director of the Schulich Heart Research Program, received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to develop image-processing algorithms for cardiovascular imaging. He also won the First Prize Award at the 13th annual Imaging Network Ontario Symposium in London, Ontario.