Honours and Awards
Recent Honours and Awards Announcements
Professor Debra Katzman has been honoured with the Lawrence S. Neinstein Award in Young Adult Health from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. The award recognizes an individual whose educational scholarship has had a significant and positive impact on young adult health. Dr. Katzman is a professor of Paediatrics at U of T, a physician at The Hospital for Sick Children and a senior associate scientist at SickKids Research Institute.
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada has honoured Professor Meredith Giuliani with the 2020 Young Educators Award, which recognizes individuals within their first seven years as a faculty member who have produced change in their university or in the medical community as a whole through their vision, work, and interaction with colleagues. Dr. Guiliani is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and a staff radiation oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada has honoured Professor Kathy Boutis with the 2020 John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education, which recognizes individuals or groups who have developed innovative print materials, electronic learning aids or other teaching aids. Dr. Boutis is a professor in the Department of Paediatrics and a staff physician at The Hospital for Sick Children.
Professor Daniel Drucker has been awarded the Endocrine Society's John D. Baxter Prize for Entrepreneurship for his contributions to diabetes treatment, which include finding new mechanisms of hormone action that have enabled development of drugs for patients with type 2 diabetes. The society awards the prize biennially, along with $50,000. Dr. Drucker is a professor in the Departments of Medicine, and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, at U of T. He is also a senior scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System.
The American Oil Chemists’ Society health and nutrition division has recognized Professor Richard Bazinet with the Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement Award — the society's highest honor. Dr. Bazinet is a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at U of T, who studies the regulation and role of brain lipid metabolism in neurodegenerative diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Professor Jill Cameron has been elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association, for scientific and professional accomplishments, volunteer leadership and service. Dr. Cameron is a professor in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, as well as the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at U of T. She is also an affiliate scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network.
Professor Michael Fehlings has been honoured with the 2019 Vilhelm Magnus Medal from the Norwegian Neurosurgical Society. Dr. Fehlings is a professor of Surgery at U of T and a senior scientist at the Krembil Research Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network.