Dr. David Andrews
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Membrane Biogenesis
Dr. David Andrews, director of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Membrane Biogenesis. He will receive $1.4 million over seven years. His research focuses on membranes and their associated proteins, cancer research, high-content screening and automated imaging analysis, and apoptosis.
Dr. Sandra Black
Dean’s Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Sandra Black, director of the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, received the 2015 Dean’s Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Toronto for her internationally recognized research in stroke and dementia. The award recognizes a graduate from the faculty of medicine whose outstanding career achievements have earned him or her national or global prominence.
Dr. Mary Bell
2015 Rheumatologist of the Year
Dr. Mary Bell, an associate scientist in the Holland Musculoskeletal Research Program and a rheumatologist at Sunnybrook, was named 2015 Rheumatologist of the Year by the Ontario Rheumatology Association. The award recognizes her outstanding leadership and commitment in arthritis and medical education research.
Dr. Robert Fowler
Order of Ontario
Dr. Robert Fowler, a senior scientist in the Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care Research Program, was named to the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest honour that recognizes individual excellence and achievement. As a critical care physician, he treated Ebola patients over a nine-month period in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia during a sabbatical year with the World Health Organization in 2014.
Fowler also received a Meritorious Service Cross (civil division) in recognition of his work with the World Health Organization during the global response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. This award recognizes individuals who have performed an exceptional deed or activity that sets an example for others to follow, improves the quality of life of a community, and brings considerable benefit or honour to Canada.
Dr. Don Redelmeier
Bruce Squires Award
Dr. Don Redelmeier, director of the Evaluative Clinical Sciences platform, was awarded the Canadian Medical Association Journal’s Bruce Squires Award for his article, Pregnancy and the Risk of a Traffic Crash, published in 2014. The award is given annually to the CMAJ’s best paper as evaluated by originality, potential to impact practice and methodological rigour.
Dr. Jack Tu
Eaton Scholar Researcher of the Year Award
Dr. Jack Tu, a senior scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, received the first Eaton Scholar Researcher of the Year Award. The Eaton Scholars program, supported by the Eaton family, recognizes excellence among clinician-scientists in the department of medicine at U of T. Earlier this year, Tu was awarded the 2015 University of Toronto Department of Medicine Research Award.