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By Erin Douglas, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Dr. Nancy Mayo, Professor at the McGill Faculty of Medicine’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy is the 2017 recipient of the President’s Award from the International Society of Quality of Life (ISOQOL). The award is given annually to an individual who has advanced Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) research and has made outstanding contributions to the Society in one or more of the following areas: education of professionals, patients or lay individuals about HRQOL’s value; promotion or execution of HRQOL or other scholarly activities; and facilitating or furthering policy initiatives that have an impact on HRQOL.
Dr. Mayo is recognized for her contribution to training, education and mentoring of future HRQOL researchers, for advancing methods for HRQOL measurement and research, and for her role as Editor of the Dictionary of Quality of Life and Health Outcomes Measurement (2015) the proceeds of which go to support ISOQOL’s activities to “advance the scientific study of health-related quality of life and other patient-centered outcomes to identify effective interventions, enhance the quality of health care and promote the health of populations.”
“The ISOQOL community includes the world’s most renowned health outcomes researchers and to be selected from among all these rock stars for this award is a highlight of my career,” says Dr. Mayo, who was conferred the award at the Society’s annual meeting in Philadelphia on October 21, 2017.