Grunfeld Recognized as a Woman of Action

May 6, 2014

Dr. Eva GrunfeldProfessor Eva Grunfeld, Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, was honoured May 6 with the Women of Action Award from the Israel Cancer Research Fund.

A celebrated leader in cancer health services and outcomes research, Grunfeld’s work focuses on evaluating access to and quality of care across the cancer continuum – from screening to end-of-life care. Her work advances the quality of cancer care by accelerating the translation of research into practice so that it is implemented throughout the cancer system.

“Eva Grunfeld is a true leader in every sense of the word. Her work is transforming cancer care in Ontario and around the world. She is also making a great contribution to the Faculty through her advocacy and support of research in Family and Community Medicine. She is richly deserving of this recognition,” said Catharine Whiteside, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

Grunfeld is a Physician Scientist with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, the Health Services Research Program and is Director of the Knowledge Translation Research Network. She is also the Giblon Professor and Vice Chair Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Professor in the Dalla School of Public Health and Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

Her research on cancer survivorship has made Grunfeld a highly sought-after speaker. She has been invited to give plenary presentations at national cancer conferences in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Australia. She has obtained over $13 million in peer-review grants as Principal Investigator and has been appointed to many cancer research committees in Canada and internationally.

The Women of Action Award recognizes outstanding individuals who have made a difference through their achievements, leadership and dedication in the business, medical and philanthropic communities. Also recognized were actress Lisa Ray, educator Judy Winberg and business leader and author Jennifer Witterick.

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