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Awards & Grants

2016/2017

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Alam, F., Matava, C., Bould, DM., Friedman, Z.
2017 Best Oral Research Presentation: 6th Annual Sunnybrook Education Conference: Reinventing Learning: The science behind teaching & learning, Toronto, Canada. Failing to fail under-performing residents – do we have a problem?

Dr. David Berbrayer
2017 Department of Medicine Ambulatory Teaching Award, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Department of Medicine

Susan DeSousa, Leigh Andrews, Sue Herman, Gillian Balantyne, Deborah Cull-Hollingsworth, Enrico Valenzuela, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2017 Best Poster Presentation Award: 6th Annual Sunnybrook Education Conference: Reinventing Learning: The science behind teaching & learning, Toronto, Canada. Interprofessional Postpartum Hemorrhage Education for Sunnybrook DAN Women & Babies Program: An in-situ simulation initiative for birthing unit staff.

Dr. Julia Hopyan
2017 Department of Medicine Inpatient Teaching Award, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Irene McGhee
2016 IPSE (Innovations in Patient Safety Education) Power of One Award: The Canadian Patient Safety Institute. The Innovations in Patient Safety Education (IPSE) Awards recognize organizations, groups and individuals that demonstrate exemplary practices in patient safety and quality improvement using the Patient Safety Education Program, Canada (PSEP – Canada).

Amy O’Connor
2017 Golden Pear Preceptor Award, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Jordan Tarshis
2017 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto Department of Anesthesia Award for Clinical Excellence


External

Lindsey Banks
2017 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, The Michener Institute for Education at UHN

Susan Crisp
2017 Bayer MR Award, Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT)

Krista Dawdy
2017 Bayer MR Award, Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT)

Taraneh Jorjany
2017 Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and Supervision, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Dr. Umberin Najeeb
2017 PARO Lois H Ross Resident Advocacy Award, Province of Ontario

Jodie Phillips
2017 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Dr. Jeremy Rezmovitz
2016 CFPC Award of Excellence, Early Career Development, College of Family Physicians of Canada


University of Toronto

Alya Bartlett
2017 Recognition Award, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Dragana Boljanovic-Susic
2017 Recognition Award, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Leigh Caplan
2017 Faculty Development Program Award, Excellence in Scholarship in Faculty Development
2017 Faculty & Staff Impact Award: Quality Improvement Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM), University of Toronto

Jessica Chawla
2017 Recognition Award, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Dr. Hall Chew
2017 Toronto Ophthalmology Residency Introductory Course Award 2017 Dr. Clive Mortimer Executive Award for Postgraduate, University of Toronto

Evelyn Chong
2017 Recognition Award, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Catherine Chuang
2017 Fieldwork Teaching Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto 2017 Fieldwork Supervision Recognition Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Dianne Cirone
2017 Fieldwork Teaching Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto 2017 Fieldwork Supervision Recognition Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Andrew Courchene
2017 Recognition Award, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Dr. Melanie Davidson
2017 Physics Resident “Choice Award” – Residents’ Award for Excellence in Physics Teaching, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto

Dr. Susan Deering
2017 DFCM Award of Excellence, Sustained Excellence in Teaching, Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM), University of Toronto

Mike Del Rio
2017 Recognition Award, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Lisa Di Prospero
2017 Pamela Catton Award for Inter-Professional Education and Care, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto

Dr. Sharon Domb
2016 Undergraduate Education DFCM Award, Teaching Excellence in Clerkship, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Edith Gagnon
2017 Fieldwork Supervision Recognition Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Elise Goldberg
2017 Fieldwork Supervision Recognition Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Lisa Hopcroft
2017 Recognition Award, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Stephanie Horner
2017 Fieldwork Supervision Recognition Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Shahiroz Juma
2017 Recognition Award, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Shannon Krug
2017 Recognition Award, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Angela Leahey
2017 Excellence in Precepting: Graduate Award, Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Irene Lee
2017 Fieldwork Supervision Recognition Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Karen Leong
2017 Fieldwork Supervision Recognition Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Judith Manson
2017 Faculty & Staff Impact Award: Quality Improvement, Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM), University of Toronto

Judith Manson
2017 Fieldwork Supervision Recognition Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Dr. Umberin Najeeb
2017 Sarita Verma Award for Advocacy and Mentorship, Postgraduate Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Eugene Ng
2017 Excellence in Career Mentorship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program, University of Toronto

Anisha Rehmtulla
2017 Recognition Award, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Mr. Tulio Romanelli
2017 Recognition Award, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Carin Roth
2017 Fieldwork Teaching Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto 2017 Fieldwork Supervision Recognition Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Sushma Sebastian
2017 Fieldwork Teaching Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto 2017 Fieldwork Supervision Recognition Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Mindy Simon
2017 Fieldwork Teaching Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto 2017 Fieldwork Supervision Recognition Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Dr. Giovanna Sirianni
2017 Dr. Harrison Waddington Fellowship Award Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM), University of Toronto

Dr. Lynfa Stroud
2017 William Goldie Prize and Travel Award, Medical Education Scholarship and Research, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Estella Tse
2017 Fieldwork Supervision Recognition Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Amy Wainwright
2017 Recognition Award, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Ingrid Wirsig
2017 DFCM Award of Excellence, Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM), University of Toronto

Dr. Frances Wright
2017 “Best Mentor” Award, Department of General Surgery Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto


Peters-Boyd Academy

Dr. David Berbrayer
2017 Director’s Special Award

Dr. Matthew Godleski
2017 Faculty Teaching Award, Case-based Learning (CBL – 1)

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2017 Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award, Clerkship Clinical Teaching (Block)

Dr. Jeremy Rezmovitz
2017 Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award, Clerkship Clinical Teaching (Block)


Sunnybrook Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

Dr. Jeremy Gilbert
2017 Teaching Award

Lawrence Jackson
2017 Allan Knight Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award

The Learning Centre and the PEARL Volunteers
2017 Patient and Family Education Award

Dr. Marc Jeschke
2017 Educating Beyond Sunnybrook Award

Mark Pasetka
2017 Student Experience Award

Dr. Dominique Piquette
2017 Educational Research Award

Linda Ramjohn
2017 Educating Sunnybrook Award


2017/18

External

Dr. David Berbrayer
2018 OMA Lifetime Achievement Award, Ontario Medical Association (OMA) 2018 CMA Life Membership Award, Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

Isabella Cheng
2018 Award of Merit, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)

Filipowska C, Clark R, Thomas-Boaz W, Hillier M, Pardhan K, DeSousa S, Ryzynski A, Kester-Greene N, Alsharafi Z.
MP15: Innovative use of simulation to consolidate pediatric didactic curriculum. A pilot in emergency department continuing medical education. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018 May;20(S1):S45-. Top 7 Education Innovation Poster Award from Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians conference, May 27 2018

Nursing Education
2018 Agency Recognition Award, Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing

Dr. Giovanna Sirianni
2018 DFCM Award of Excellence, Excellence in Course/Program Development


University of Toronto

Karen Leong
2018 Recognition Award, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Dr. Melanie Baimel
2018 Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award, Clinical Teaching (Block), Peters-Boyd Academy of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Janet Bodley
2018 Sarita Verma Award for Advocacy and Mentorship, Postgraduate Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Debbie Elman
2018 Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award, Portfolio – 3, Peters-Boyd Academy of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Karen Fleming
2018 DFCM Award of Excellence, Excellence in Creative Professional Activity, Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM), University of Toronto


Peters-Boyd Academy

Dr. Melanie Baimel
2018 Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award [Clinical Teaching Award (Block)]

Dr. Debbie Elman
2018 Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award (Portfolio – 3)

Dr. Louise-Helene Gagnon
2018 Foundations Faculty Teaching Award (Portfolio – 1)

Dr. Liesly Lee
2018 Foundations Faculty Teaching Award [Case-based Learning (CBL – 2)]

Dr. Fuad Moussa
2018 Foundations Faculty Teaching Award (Portfolio – 2)

Dr. David Shergold
2018 Foundations Faculty Teaching Award (Clinical Skills – 2)

Dr. Steven Shumak
2018 Director’s Special Award

Dr. Harvey Wong
2018 Foundations Faculty Teaching Award [Case-based Learning (CBL – 1)]


SEAC Celebrating Excellence in Education

Leigh Andrews
2018 Educating Sunnybrook Award

Dr. Edward Chow
2018 Allan Knight Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award

Julie Paterson
2018 Patient & Family Education Award

Dr. Jeremy Rezmovitz
2018 Innovative Curriculum Award

Dr. Sheldon Singh
2018 Teaching Award

Dr. Ewa Szumacher
2018 Educating Beyond Sunnybrook Award

Dr. Justin Weissglas
2018 Student Experience Award


Journals/Articles/Research Abstracts/Education Research & Scholarship Grants

Chenkin J, Brydges R, Jelic T, Hockmann E. P018: Blocked Practice Outperforms Random Practice for Learning Resuscitative Transesophageal Echocardiography: A randomized controlled trial. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018 May;20(S1):S63-.

Kester-Greene N, Cocco C, DeSousa S, Thomas-Boaz W, Nathens A, Burgess R, Ramagnano S, Filipowska C, Mazurik L. P078: If You Build it They Will Come: Use of live actor patients during a hospital-wide mass casualty simulation exercise to garner institutional commitment to long term drills. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018 May;20(S1):S84-.

Cho DD, Chenkin J. P025: Optimizing Practice for Learning Emergency Department Transthoracic Echocardiography using an Ultrasound Simulator. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016 May;18(S1):S86-7.

Filipowska C, Clark R, Thomas-Boaz W, Hillier M, Pardhan, K, DeSousa S, Ryzynski A, Kester-Greene N, Alsharafi Z. Innovative Use of Simulation to Consolidate Pediatric Didactic Curriculum. A pilot in emergency department continuing medical education. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. May 2018.

Alam F, LeBlanc VR, Baxter A, Tarshis J, Piquette D, Gu Y, Filipowska C, Krywenky A, Kester-Greene N, Cardinal P, Au S, Lam S, Boet S. Does the Age of Acute Care Physicians Impact their (1) Crisis Management Performance and (2) Learning after Simulation-based Education? A protocol for a multicentre prospective cohort study in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada. BMJ open. 2018 Apr 1;8(4):e020940.

Chenkin J, Hockmann E. LO23: A Brief Educational Session is Effective for Teaching Emergency Medicine Residents Resuscitative Transesophageal Echocardiography. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017 May;19(S1):S35-.

Alam F, Matava C, LeBlanc V, Tarshis J. Alleviating Pre-Operative Anxiety Through Patient Education with Innovative 360 degrees Immersive Virtual Reality-Work In Progress. In ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA 2017 May 1 (Vol. 124, pp. 971-971).

Petrosoniak A, Ryzynski A, Lebovic G, Woolfrey K. Cricothyroidotomy In Situ Simulation Curriculum (CRIC Study): Training residents for rare procedures. Simulation in Healthcare. 2017 Apr 1;12(2):76-82.

Palter VN, Beyfuss KA, Jokhio AR, Ryzynski A, Ashamalla S. Peer Coaching to Teach Faculty Surgeons an Advanced Laparoscopic Skill: A randomized controlled trial. Surgery. 2016 Nov 1;160(5):1392-9.

Dawdy K, Bonin K, Russell S, Ryzynski A, Harth T, Townsend C, Liu S, Chu W, Cheung P, Chung H, Morton G. Developing and Evaluating Multimedia Patient Education Tools to Better Prepare Prostate-cancer Patients for Radiotherapy Treatment (a randomized study). Journal of Cancer Education. 2016 Aug 16:1-6.

Cho DD, Chenkin J. P025: Optimizing Practice for Learning Emergency Department Transthoracic Echocardiography using an Ultrasound Simulator. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016 May;18(S1):S86-7.


Grants

Dr. Fahad Alam
2018–2020 Principal Author (co-applicant). Using Augmented Reality to 3D Map Needle Pathways in Real Time to Enhance Neuraxial Anesthesia. ($89,659), Grant, Operating – Co-investigator: Au, S.; Choi, S.; Matava, C.; Wigelmann, J.; Principal Applicant Singer, O. $89,656 CAD.

Dr. Fahad Alam
2018–2020 Principal Recipient. Sunnybrook Foundation Funding. $12,000 CAD.

Dr. Jordan Chenkin
2018–2019 Principal Investigator. Variable versus Fixed Practice to Optimize Learning and Retention of Focused Resuscitative Transesophageal Echocardiography using a Simulator: A randomized controlled study. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto, ON). Education Research and Scholarship Grant competition. $4,560 CAD.

Dr. Fahad Alam
2017–2018 Co- Principal Applicant. Operating Funding for Organizing 1st Canadian Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Enhanced Realities in HealthCare 2017 (CARVReR 2017). Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) $5,000 in cash and $10,000 in resource support (total $15,000) CAD.

Dr. Fahad Alam
2017–2018 Co-Principal Investigator. Obstetrical Transfusion Medicine Knowledge among Trainee Anesthesiologists: A prospective attitudes, needs, and knowledge assessment. Sunnybrook Education Research & Scholarship Grant. Dr. Asim Alam, Dr. Janis Ferns, Dr. Clarita Margarido, Dr. Yulia Lin, Dr. Fahad Alam $9,302 CAD.

Dr. Fahad Alam
2016–2018 Co-Principal Investigator. Impact of Acute Care Physician’s Age on Crisis Resource Management Skills and Learning from Simulation. Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) – University of Ottawa. Education Research Grant 2015. PI: Alam, Fahad. Collaborator(s): Vicki LeBlanc, Alan Baxter, Sylvain Boet (Senior Investigator). $20,000 CAD.

Dr. Fahad Alam
2016–2018 Jun Co-Principal Investigator. Simulation Based Competency Assessment in Anesthesia. Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Operating Grant. PI: Friedman, Zeev & Alam, Fahad. Collaborator(s): Bould, Dylan. $37,680 CAD.

Dr. Fahad Alam
2016–2018 Principal Investigator. Ensuring a Trainee’s Progress in a Competency based Curriculum. Ministry of Health of Ontario. Sunnybrook Academic Innovation Fund (AFP). Collaborator(s): Dylan Bould. $60,002 CAD.

Dr. Fahad Alam
2016–2018 Co-Principal Investigator. Impact of Acute Care Physician’s Age on Crisis Resource Management Skills and Learning from Simulation – A multi-centre RCT. University of Ottawa Anesthesiology Research (uOAR) Grants competition. PI: Boet, Sylvain & Alam, Fahad. Collaborator(s): LeBlanc, Vicki, Baxter, Alan, Sampson, Sonia. $40,000 CAD.

Dr. Jordan Tarshis
Tarshis J, Choi S. Comparing Pre-filled Syringes (PFS) of Phenylephrine to Current Standard Practice in an Operating Room Setting (The PFS Study). BioSyent industry sponsored grant. $11,073.50. January–September 2017. This was done using in-situ simulation.

Dr. Jordan Chenkin
2016–2017 Senior Investigator. Optimizing Practice for Learning Emergency Department Transthoracic Echocardiography Using an Ultrasound Simulator. Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. PI: Cho, Dennis. Collaborator(s): Chenkin, Jordan. $5,000 CAD.

Dr. Fahad Alam
2015–2017 Principal Investigator. Impact of Acute Care Physician’s Age on Crisis Resource Management Performance and Learning after Simulation-based Education. The Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education. The Phil R. Manning Award. Collaborator(s): Vicki LeBlanc, Sylvain Boet. $41,948 USD.

Dr. Jordan Chenkin
2016–2017 Principal Investigator. Does Test-enhanced Learning Improve Success Rates of Ultrasound-guided Peripheral Intravenous Insertion? A randomized-controlled trial. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto, ON). Education Research and Scholarship Grant competition. Co-PIs: Raymond Howald and Adam Slomer. $4,110 CAD.

Dr. Eugenia Piliotis
2017–2018 Principal Investigator. Developing a Tool for Patients to Assess Health Care Professional Students in Clinical Training. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto, ON). Education Research and Scholarship Grant competition. Co-PIs: Dr. Joyce Nyhof-Young, Dr. Mara Silver, Elizabeth McLaney, Lisa Di Prospero and Dr. Ari Zaretsky. $4,500 CAD.


Education Research Unit Grid Appointees

Fahad Alam, MD
Anesthesia

Sinziana Avramescu
Anesthesia

Sharona Bookbinder
Veterans Centre

Jordan Chenkin, MD
Trauma Program

Lisa Di Prospero
Practice-Based Research & Innovation, Education Research Unit

Debbie Elman, MD
Veterans & Community

Karen Fleming, MD
DAN Women & Babies Program, Community, Veterans, St. John’s Rehab

Lesley Gotlib Conn
Trauma, Emergency and Critical Care Research

David Guo
Medicine

Kevin Imrie, MD
Community, Cancer

Rahul Jain, MD
Family Practice, General Surgery

Nicole Kester-Greene, MD
Emergency Services

Ayelet Kuper, MD
Medicine

Brian Liszewski
Cancer

Merrylee McGuffin
Cancer

Elizabeth McLaney
Education

Karen Moline
Cancer

Umberin Najeeb, MD
Medicine

Giovanna Sirianni, MD
Palliative Care

Daphna Steinberg
DAN Women & Babies Program

Vasilica Stratulat
DAN Women & Babies Program, Ultrasound

Lynfa Stroud, MD
Medicine

Claire Ann Suarez
Cancer

Ewa Szumacher, MD
Cancer

Brian Wong, MD
Veterans & Community

Jennifer Wong
Veterans Centre