Honours and Awards

Congratulations to each of the following RI-MUHC investigators:

Dr. Nancy Braverman, whose lab team won the 4th annual Lumira-AmorChem KNOCK OUT Event in Quebec City on December 6, 2017, and qualified for $500K financing from AmorChem.

Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou, laureate of the 2017 John J. Day Award of Excellence from the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Quebec.

Dr. Alan Evans, awarded a Senate of Canada 150 medal for his commitment to advancement in Alzheimer's disease and palliative care research.*

Dr. Nada Jabado, who was appointed to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Governing Council in December 2017.

Dr. Emily McDonald, who received the 2017 New Investigator Award from the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine for her work on over-diagnosis and over-treatment of venous thromboembolic disease. 

Dr. Madhukar Pai and his team, awarded support from Grand Challenges Canada for pioneering work to improve the diagnosis of TB in children under the age of 15. Grand Challenges Canada named the team as one of the top 20 Canadian ideas to improve maternal and child health.

Dr. Nitika Pant Pai, one of six Change Makers selected by The Economist for a Q&A. 

Dr. Louise Pilote, recipient of the Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects from the Berlin Institute of Health for her innovative work in gender-related cardiovascular health.

Dr. Kevin Petrecca, with colleague Frédéric Leblond from the Polytechnique Montréal, who won the 2017 Québec Science Discovery of the Year Public Prize for their cancer-detection probe.*

Dr. Donald Sheppard and his student Brendan Snarr, whose novel enzyme technology that prevents the formation of biofilms was judged one of the 10 best discoveries of 2017 by Québec Science magazine. 

Dr. Donald Sheppard, elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology based on his record of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.

Dr. Évelyne Vinet, who received the Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Rheumatology Association, the highest honour for young Canadian investigators in rheumatology.


*Researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute associated with the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program at the RI-MUHC.

—published April 9, 2018

Congratulations to each of the following RI-MUHC investigators:

Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan, who received the first F. Estelle R. Simons Award for Research 2017 from the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Dr. Matthias Friedrich, elected President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (www.scmr.org), one of the largest international imaging societies. 

Dr. Gabrielle Gobbi, who received the 2017 Dr. Samarthji Lal Award for Mental Health Research from the Graham Boeckh Foundation.

Dr. Phil Gold, among 100 luminaries from around the world selected to contribute their vision to the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University’s Einstein Legacy Project to inspire the next generation of brilliant minds. Recipients of the Einstein Legacy Award contributed to the world’s first entirely 3-D printed book, Genius: 100 Visions for the Future, launched recently at the event, “Celebrating a Century of Genius.”  

More recent honours for Dr. Gold: 
  • D.Sc. (honoris causa) 
  • Phil Gold Distinguished Lecture in the Goodman Cancer Centre series
  • Invitation to address the medical graduating class at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) in spring 2018.

Dr. Larry Lands, 2017 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Respirology from the Canadian Thoracic Society.

Dr. Annette Majnemer, who received the 2017 Fellowship Award from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.

Dr. Nancy Mayo, the 2017 recipient of the President’s Award from the International Society of Quality of Life.

Dr. Brenda Milner, who received the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement in honour of her groundbreaking career.

Dr. Stefanie Blain Moraes, one of three McGill academics recently named among the planet’s top scientists under the age of 40 by the World Economic Forum. 

Dr. Nitika Pant Pai, named among The Economist’s 2017 HCV Change Makers for her exemplary work towards hepatitic C virus elimination.   

Dr. Bernard Robaire, who received the 2017 Gabriel L. Plaa Award of Distinction from the Canadian Society of Toxicology.

Dr. Donald Sheppard, who received the 2017 Regional Mentor of the Year Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This award recognizes his impact on the career development of students, residents and fellows.

Congratulations to five RI-MUHC members recently inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community: Congratulations, as well, to two RI-MUHC members inducted in 2017 as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, Canada’s national academy of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists:

*Researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute associated with the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program at the RI-MUHC.


— published November 17, 2017