Congratulations also go out to the following faculty for their awards and achievements:
Order of Canada Appointments
The Order of Canada is given to individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime of outstanding achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large. The three tiered level of awards includes: Member (exceptional contributions to Canada or Canadians at a local or regional level), Officer (outstanding level of talent and service to Canadians) and Companion (the highest degree of merit to Canada and humanity, on either the national or international scene).
Dr. Peter Singer is appointed as Officer of Order of Canada for his contributions to health research and bioethics, and for his dedication to improving the health of people in developing countries.
Dr. Singer is the Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada and Director at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto. He is also a Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto, and the Foreign Secretary of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Dr. Singer chairs the new assessment on Canada’s Strategic Role in Global Health for the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and has advised the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the UN Secretary General’s office, the Government of Canada, Pepsico, BioVeda China Venture Capital Fund, and several African Governments on global health issues.
Dr. Arnie Aberman is appointed as Member of Order of Canada for his contributions to medical education and critical care practice in Canada.
Dr. Aberman is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Pulmonary Disease. He has served as the director of the Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital, PIC at Mount Sinai and TGH, Department of Medicine Chair, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions.
Dr. Aberman has over 60 publications on the management of shock and other problems of critically ill patients and has lectured widely throughout the world. He has been a visiting professor in many medical schools, has held leadership positions in many academic organizations and served on many of the boards of Toronto’s hospitals.
Congratulations Drs. Singer and Aberman on receiving these honours!
Dr. Glen Bandiera - Chair or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accreditation Committee.
Dr. Bandiera is the new Chair of the Accreditation Committee for the RCPSC. Dr. Bandiera also took office in June as the Associate Dean PGME (Admissions and Evaluation) at the Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Daniel Drucker - Claude Bernard Lecture/Award, European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), 2012
This lectureship is given in recognition of an individual's innovative leadership and outstanding contributions in the field of diabetes mellitus, and is the highest scientific achievement award of the EASD (equivalent to the Banting Lectureship of the ADA). Dr. Drucker is the first and only Canadian to receive this honor.
Dr. Anthony Lang - Royal Society of Canada Fellowship and election into CAHS
Dr. Lang has been elected into the Fellowship by his peers in the Life Sciences Division of the Academy of Science. He has also been elected as a fellow into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Dr. Lang is internationally renowned for his clinical and research work in Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. Based on Dr. Lang’s exceptional accomplishments to date, these fellowships show confidence in his future contributions to advancing knowledge and scholarship in Canada.
Dr. Andreas Laupacis - The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation Advancement Award, 2011
Dr. Laupacis received this award for his numerous significant contributions in his career primarily in the fields of clinical epidemiology, health technology assessment, quality-of-life studies and decision-aid development.
Dr. Peter Liu - Canadian Cardiovascular Society Annual Achievement Award, 2011
This award is given for lifetime contributions to the cardiovascular field and improving the cardiovascular health of Canadians.
Dr. Gary Naglie – American Geriatrics Society, Best International Poster
Dr. Naglie has won this recognition for his entry entitled Longitudinal Predictors of Quality of Life in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease: Results from the Canadian Alzheimer's Disease Quality of Life Study.
Dr. Danny Panisko - Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Osler Award, 2011
The Osler Award is presented to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of General Internal Medicine. In addition to his outstanding contributions as a clinical teacher, Dr. Panisko currently is Director of Undergraduate Medical Education as well as being the Director of the Master Teacher Program for the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto.
Dr. George Steiner - Canadian Diabetes Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011-09-20
Dr. Steiner has spent a lifetime devoted to the study of diabetes and related metabolic disorders, particularly dyslipidemia. His work which spans basic, clinic and epidemiological research is well known worldwide. He is well deserving of this prestigious award.
Congratulations to our Neurology Residents
Every year, over 2000 senior neurology residents (PGY3-5’s) in approximately 250 international programs (including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Mayo, McGill, Standford, and Yale) take the American Academy of Neurology RITE® (Residency In-service Training Exam). This multiple-choice, self- assessment tool allows individual residents and Neurology programs to gauge their knowledge of neurology and neuroscience, including neuroanatomy, clinical neurology, neuroimaging, neuropathology, neurophysiology and pharmacology. This year our 19 residents overall scored at the 100 percentile indicating that the Neurology program at the University of Toronto is performing at the top of it’s class.