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Dr. Peter Austin

Dr. Peter Austin

2015 Thomson Reuters highly cited researchers

Dr. Peter Austin, a senior scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, was ranked in the top 1% of most-cited scientists for their subject field and year of publication, according to a citation analysis conducted by Thomson Reuters in 2016.

Dr. Stuart Foster

Dr. Stuart Foster

U.S. National Academy of Engineers

Dr. Stuart Foster, a senior scientist in Physical Sciences, was elected into the U.S. National Academy of Engineers for pioneering the field of high-frequency ultrasound and translating its technologies into clinical and preclinical imaging systems. He is among 249 foreign members to receive this prestigious distinction accorded to an engineer for making outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education.

Dr. Rob Fowler

Dr. Rob Fowler

2017 Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award

Dr. Rob Fowler, a senior scientist in the Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care Research Program and critical care physician at Sunnybrook, was named the 2017 recipient of the Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award given by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. The prestigious award recognizes and celebrates Canadian physicians who provide health care or emergency medical services beyond the accepted norms of routine practice, which may include exposure to personal risk.

Dr. Paul Karanicolas

Dr. Paul Karanicolas

Early Researcher Award

Dr. Paul Karanicolas, a scientist in the Odette Cancer Research Program, was recognized with an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science. He will develop an integrated program to improve patient outcomes following liver surgery.

Dr. Saira Mirza

Dr. Saira Mirza

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship

Dr. Saira Mirza, a postdoctoral fellow supervised by Drs. Sandra Black and Mario Masellis, received a fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research through the Strategic Training for Advanced Genetic Epidemiology Program. Her research aims to explore shared genetic markers across dementias and their impact on cognitive and neuroimaging phenotypes.

Dr. Sean Nestor

Dr. Sean Nestor

2017 Siminovitch-Salter Award

Dr. Sean Nestor, a postdoctoral fellow supervised by Dr. Sandra Black, director of the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, received the 2017 Siminovitch-Salter Award from the Institute of Medical Science (IMS). The annual award recognizes a graduating IMS doctoral student who has made outstanding scholarly contributions.

Dr. Larry Robinson

Dr. Larry Robinson

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Larry Robinson, director of the St. John’s Rehab Research Program and senior scientist, is the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine. The award is the highest honour bestowed by the AANEM. It recognizes distinguished and dedicated service in the fields of neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine through teaching, research and scholarly publications. The network is comprised of 4,500 physicians and nonphysician members who aim to deliver the highest quality of care and improve the lives of people with neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera

Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera

Early Researcher Award

Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera, a scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, was recognized with an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science. The award will support his work on improving the triage and quality of care for patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

Dr. Graham Wright

Dr. Graham Wright

Senior Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Dr. Graham Wright, director of the Schulich Heart Research Program, was elected a Senior Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. The award recognizes contributions in the MRI research field.