Awards and honours
Congratulations to each of the following RI-MUHC researchers!
Michal Abrahamowicz received the Honorary Lifetime Member award from the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics in July 2021. He is the first Canadian to receive this honour.
Jean Bourbeau was elected a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) in September 2021. One of the most prestigious honours in the Canadian health sciences community, election to the CAHS recognizes individuals for their leadership in, and commitment to, their field of expertise. Learn more
Bruce Mazer was awarded the inaugural Donald Stark Award for Excellence in Leadership in the Canadian Allergy Community by The Canadian Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Foundation in October 2021.
Madhukar Pai was selected to serve on two World Health Organization (WHO) committees. His appointment to the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for TB in the South-East Asia Region was effective June 1, 2021, and appointment to the Advisory group on Tuberculosis Diagnostics and Laboratory Strengthening on July 19, 2021. Learn more
Morag Park received the “100 Years of Research” prize from the Cancer Research Society and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation in 2021. Her team received a grant for their work focusing on the cells of the most aggressive form of breast cancer, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Learn more
Adel Schwertani is corecipient of the sixth Tomoh Masaki award, presented by the Endothelin International Advisory Board during the American Physiological Society’s Seventeenth International Conference on Endothelin in November 2021. Learn more
Jonathan Spicer and his team won the best paper award at the 2021 Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology meeting. Dr. Spicer presented results from the oncology clinical trial known as Checkmate 816, for which RI-MUHC investigators were key contributors.
Rhian Touyz was named Editor-in-Chief of Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal, effective January 1, 2022. “During her time as deputy editor of the journal, Dr. Touyz continually impressed us with her leadership, professionalism and desire to make a positive impact on hypertension care for millions of people around the world,” says Eldrin F. Lewis, M.D., M.P.H., FAHA, chair of the American Heart Association’s Scientific Publishing Committee. “We look forward to her stellar leadership, as she will undoubtedly push the journal to new heights as the preeminent research forum for the latest advancements in hypertension, particularly those that can improve outcomes and quality of life for our patients.”
Togas Tulandi was elected a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2021. One of the most prestigious honours in the Canadian health sciences community, election to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences recognizes individuals for their leadership in, and commitment to, their field of expertise. Learn more
—published August 2021 – July 2022
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