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Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals 2018Congratulations to each of the following RI-MUHC investigators!

Alan Barkun, who received a Visiting Clinical Professorship Award from the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology and was named Gene and Lyn Overhold Lecturer by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Learn more

Marcel Behr, elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology. Learn more

Lorenzo Ferri, Morag Park and Veena Sangwan, part of a multinational team that received a $34 million Grand Challenge grant from Cancer Research UK to combat cancer linked with inflammation. Learn more

Lucy Gilbert and Kris Jardon, whose work in cancer research with MUHC colleague Xing Zeng won the Discovery of the Year 2018 People's Choice Award from Québec Science magazine. Learn more

Sabah Hussain, awarded the Distinguished James McGill Professorship by McGill University. 

Bartha Knoppers, awarded the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research by the Friends of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FCIHR). Learn more

Thomas Maniatis, nominated Chair of the Royal College Specialty Committee in Internal Medicine. This committee is the national body that oversees post-graduate specialty training in Internal Medicine across Canada. Learn more

Dick Menzies, who received the 2019 Distinguished Lecturer Award in Respiratory Sciences from the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Thoracis Society (CTS). Learn more

Madhukar Pai, who received the Principal’s Prize for Engagement through Media in the academic category from McGill University for helping to focus global attention on tuberculosis. Learn more

—published April 23, 2019

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Congratulations to each of the following RI-MUHC investigators:

Sasha Bernatsky, who received the Knowledge Translation (KT) Practice Award, sponsored by Amgen Canada, from The Arthritis Alliance of Canada. This prize recognizes a contribution to arthritis research in Canada that increases the application and uptake of evidence to bridge research-practice gaps.

James Brophy, Nada Jabado and Lily Hechtman, elected fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2018. As such, they were among 44 Canadians recognized for their leadership in the health sciences, one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community.

Amrita Daftary, Nitika Pant Pai and Theresa Gyorkos, nominated to the first Canadian Women in Global Health List in 2018 by the Canadian Society for International Health.

Gerald Fried, selected to receive the Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division) from the Governor General of Canada, to honour his remarkable achievements accomplished over a limited time period. Dr. Fried was also elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons this fall.

Lucy Gilbert and Kris Jardon, whose work in cancer research with MUHC colleague Xing Zeng was judged one of the 10 top discoveries of 2018 by Québec Science magazine. The team developed a non-invasive test to detect the presence of mutations in ovarian and uterine cells, allowing doctors to act before the illness gets worse and becomes incurable.

Carolyn Freeman, who received the 2018 Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB) citations prize. This prize recognizes the PMB paper that received the most citations in the preceding five years. Collaborating with her on this paper were senior author Issam El Naqa (University of Michigan) and first author Martin Vallières, a postdoctoral fellow supervised by Jan Seuntjens at the RI-MUHC.

Emily McDonald, recognized as the 2018 winner of the Prix Jeune femme en sport, santé et mieux-être by the Women’s Y Foundation.

Madhukar Pai, invited to the first-ever UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis in September 2018. Heads of state, researchers and philanthropists gathered at UN Headquarters to discuss how to address the world’s most deadly infectious diseases at UN Headquarters.

Nitika Pant Pai, awarded membership in the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists by the Royal Society of Canada.

Robyn Tamblyn, named the 2018 Laureate of the Justice Emmett Hall Memorial Foundation and of the 2018 Peggy Leatt Award from the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

George Thanassoulis, awarded the 2018 John J. Day M.D. award of excellence from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This award of excellence in research is granted annually to the researcher from McGill University who received the highest evaluation in the grant-in-aid competition in cardiovascular research.

Mark Ware, who delivered the 41st annual Osler Lectureship at McGill University, titled “One hundred years of cannabis: a journey from William Osler to the modern era.”

—published January 16, 2019

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Michal Abrahamowicz, selected as one of the best 2017 Reviewers of the Year by the American Journal of Epidemiology and the Society for Epidemiologic Research.

John Bergeron, Professor emeritus, inducted as Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec, the highest distinction awarded by the province.

Jean Bourbeau, awarded the 2018 Department of Medicine Staff Research Award by the McGill University Health Centre.

Charles Bourque, awarded the Distinguished James McGill Professorship by McGill University.

Marcelo Cantarovich, elected President-elect (2018-2020) of The Transplantation Society.

Sherif Emil, recipient of the Faculty of Medicine 2018 Haile T. Debas Prize from McGill University.

Madhukar Pai, honoured as one of the 75 most influential alumni of the School of Public Health at University of California, Berkeley (UCB), during UCB's 75th anniversary celebrations.

Nitika Pant Pai, invited to present her app, HIVSmart!, at a high-level UNAID/IAPAC/PEPFAR Summit in Geneva in May 2018.

David Rosenblatt, recipient of the 2018 Founders’ Award for Career Achievement by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists.

Erwin Schurr, awarded the Distinguished James McGill Professorship by McGill University.

Ernest Seidman, honoured by an international symposium held at the RI-MUHC.

Donald Sheppard, the only Canadian among 78 physician-scientists inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2018.

Donald Vinh, recipient of the 2018 Outreach Award from the McGill University Health Centre.

Donald Vinh, recipient of the 2018 Department of Medicine Early Career Staff Research Award from the McGill University Health Centre.

Jeff Wiseman, who, with the LEADS Partnership, was awarded the 2017 Outstanding International Research Collaboration Award sponsored by the American Education Research Association Technology, Cognition and Learning Special Interest Group.

—published September 18, 2018

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

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