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Dr. Clare Atzema

Dr. Clare Atzema

Heart & Stroke Foundation (Ontario) Mid-Career Investigator award

Dr. Clare Atzema, a scientist in the Tory Trauma Research Program, was recognized with an Ontario Mid-Career Investigator award from the Heart & Stroke Foundation in September. The honour is given to people with a track record of research excellence and productivity in an area relevant to the agency’s mission. It will support her research on standardizing and improving care of atrial fibrillation in the emergency department to reduce strokes and safely keep patients at home.

Dr. Peter Austin

Dr. Peter Austin

Heart & Stroke Foundation (Ontario) Mid-Career Investigator award

Dr. Peter Austin, a senior scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, also received an Ontario Mid-Career Investigator award from the Heart & Stroke Foundation in September. He was selected for his body of work that is frequently cited and considered by his peers to be influential and of excellent quality. His project is on developing statistical methods for cardiovascular research.

Dr. Stuart Foster

Dr. Stuart Foster

Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Stuart Foster, a senior scientist in Physical Sciences, was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on June 18 in Calgary, Alberta. In November, he was also named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada at the organization’s annual general meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was recognized by both groups for the development and clinical application of micro-ultrasound. He commercialized the technique, which enables minute structures within tissue and physiological details to be seen noninvasively.

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein

Colvin Prize

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein, a senior scientist in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, received the Colvin Prize for outstanding achievement in mood disorders research from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The honour, worth $50,000, was presented to him at the organization’s International Awards Dinner in New York City, New York on Oct. 26.

Dr. Kullervo Hynynen

Dr. Kullervo Hynynen

Fellow, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Dr. Kullervo Hynynen, director of Physical Sciences, was named a Fellow of the IEEE in January. He was recognized for contributions to image-guided therapeutic focused ultrasound. The prestigious honour is conferred to no more than 0.1% of the total IEEE voting membership.

Dr. Marc Jeschke

Dr. Marc Jeschke

Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Dr. Marc Jeschke, a senior scientist in Biological Sciences, was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in September, one of the highest honours within Canada’s health sciences community. He was recognized for his international leadership and achievements in burn care research and treatment.

Dr. Marc Jeschke

Dr. Kabir Khan

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Kabir Khan, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of senior scientist in Biological Sciences Dr. Bob Kerbel, was awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in November. The prestigious award is worth $70,000 per year for two years. Khan is developing an anti-vascular therapy approach for treating metastatic cancer by targeting vessel co-option.

Dr. Andrew Lim

Dr. Andrew Lim

Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science Early Researcher Award

Dr. Andrew Lim, a scientist in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, received $140,000 in the form of an Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS) in March.

Dr. Meaghan O’Reilly

Dr. Meaghan O’Reilly

Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science Early Researcher Award
Terry Fox Research Institute New Investigator Award

Dr. Meaghan O’Reilly, a scientist in Physical Sciences, received an Early Researcher Award worth $140,000 from MRIS in March. In December, she also received a Terry Fox Research Institute New Investigator Award, worth $450,000 over three years. It will support her research on the use of ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles to treat leptomeningeal metastases, the spread of cancer to the lining of the brain and spinal cord.

Dr. Don Redelmeier

Dr. Don Redelmeier

Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Dr. Don Redelmeier, director of Evaluative Clinical Sciences, was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in September. He was selected for his research on medical decision science, which has informed public policy and enhanced medical care. In particular, his research on cell phone use and traffic crashes has led to regulations in all of Canada.

Dr. Idan Roifman

Dr. Idan Roifman

Heart & Stroke Foundation National New Investigator and Phase I Ontario Clinician Scientist

Dr. Idan Roifman, a scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, was named a National New Investigator and Phase I Ontario Clinician Scientist by the Heart & Stroke Foundation in September. His work is on harnessing cardiovascular imaging to improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Mark Sinyor

Dr. Mark Sinyor

Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science Early Researcher Award

Dr. Mark Sinyor, an associate scientist in Evaluative Clinical Sciences, secured an Early Researcher Award from MRIS, amounting to $140,000, in March. His research is on suicide, anxiety and mood disorders.

Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera

Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera

Heart & Stroke Foundation Phase II Ontario Clinician Scientist

Dr. Harindra Wijeysundera, a senior scientist in the Schulich Heart Research Program, earned a Phase II Ontario Clinician Scientist award from the Heart & Stroke Foundation in September for his project titled “A pan-Canadian network for real-world evidence in health technology assessments: applications in trans-catheter aortic valve implantation.”