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2019

Dr. Stuart Foster

Dr. Stuart Foster

IEEE 2020 Biomedical Engineering Award

Dr. Stuart Foster, a senior scientist in Physical Sciences, was awarded the 2020 Biomedical Engineering Award from the IEEE (pronounced “eye-triple-E”), the world’s largest technical professional society. Foster was recognized for his pioneering work in high-frequency ultrasound and translating technologies into preclinical and clinical imaging systems.

Dr. Kullervo Hynynen

Dr. Kullervo Hynynen

Temerty Chair in Focused Ultrasound Research

Dr. Kullervo Hynynen, director of and senior scientist in Physical Sciences, was named the inaugural Temerty Chair in Focused Ultrasound Research. The chair recognizes his pioneering research and leadership in translating focused ultrasound treatments to the clinic.

Dr. Laurence Klotz

Dr. Laurence Klotz

Dr. Laurence Klotz, an affiliate scientist in the Odette Cancer Research Program, was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Urological Association. He was recognized for his contributions to the field of urology at the association’s annual meeting in Quebec City, Que. on July 1, 2019.

Dr. JoAnne McLaurin

Dr. JoAnne McLaurin

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Alzheimer Disease Therapeutics

Dr. JoAnne McLaurin, a senior scientist in Biological Sciences, was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, which provides $1.4 million in salary support over seven years. Funded by the government of Canada, the chair will support McLaurin’s research into studying the impact of other diseases on the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, and developing potential therapies to counteract these negative interactions.

Dr. Gerard Morton

Dr. Gerard Morton

Fellow, American Brachytherapy Society

Dr. Gerard Morton, an affiliate scientist in the Odette Cancer Research Program, was elected a fellow of the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS). The designation recognizes recipients for the contributions and accomplishments in the field of brachytherapy. He was named a Fellow of the ABS at its annual meeting, held June 13–15, 2019 in Miami, Fla.

Dr. Meaghan O’Reilly

Dr. Meaghan O’Reilly

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Ultrasound

Dr. Meaghan O’Reilly, a scientist in Physical Sciences, was awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, which is worth $500,000 over five years. The chair will support her research on focused ultrasound and its potential to deliver drugs to the spinal cord to treat tumours and other conditions. Focused ultrasound is a noninvasive technology that uses sound waves to achieve a therapeutic effect.

Dr. Greg Stanisz

Dr. Greg Stanisz

Senior Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Dr. Greg Stanisz, a senior scientist in Physical Sciences, was elected a Senior Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. He is the only recipient from a Canadian institution recognized this year.

Dr. Bojana Stefanovic

Dr. Bojana Stefanovic

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Neuroimaging

Dr. Bojana Stefanovic, a senior scientist in Physical Sciences, was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, worth $1.4 million over seven years. The chair will support her research to develop new methods for imaging brain function. In particular, her group is interested in the relationship between local neural activity and subsequent changes in cerebral blood flow.

Dr. Walter Swardfager

Dr. Walter Swardfager

Dr. Walter Swardfager, a scientist in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, was awarded first place in the 2019 Cardiometabolic Award competition. The award is worth $25,000 and is given by the Heart & Stroke Richard Lewar Centres of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, Canadian Heart Failure Society, Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly. It will support his research looking at lipid mediators in relation to cognition and changes in the blood vessels in the brain in people with Type 2 diabetes.