Annual Day

Join us on June 9, 2017 at the Gardiner Museum

The Department of Medicine's Annual Day celebration is our opportunity to acknowledge faculty members and trainees who have generated and translated new knowledge, and demonstrated innovation in scholarship, research, teaching or clinical care.

2017 Award Winners

EATON SCHOLAR RESEARCHER
OF THE YEAR AWARD

Daniel Cattran

Dr.-Daniel-Cattran

Daniel Cattran is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and a senior scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute. His major research work has been in the field of glomerular diseases. He was the principal organizer and remains the chair of the Toronto Glomerulonephritis Registry and Trials Center, which currently includes over 12,000 cases of biopsy-proven glomerulonephritis. He has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 30 book chapters. In recognition of his career in clinical investigation, the Kidney Foundation of Canada awarded him their Medal for Research Excellence in 2005. Dr. Cattran was also the recipient of the Conrad Pirani Award from Columbia University in 2008 and the US National Kidney Foundation, International Distinguished Medal for 2014. He has also held a number of leadership positions in the Canadian Society of Nephrology including President and has served on many committees of American Society of Nephrology.

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Heather Ross

Ross, Heather

 

Heather Ross, MD, MHSc, FRCP (C), FACC is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is the Ted Rogers and Family Chair in Heart Function and the Head of the Ted Rogers Centre of Excellence in Heart Function. She received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia, her cardiology training at Dalhousie University, and postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, California. She earned her master’s Degree in Bioethics from the University of Toronto. She has published over 250 journal articles and won numerous teaching awards.

ROBERT HYLAND AWARD FOR
EXCELLENCE IN MENTORSHIP

Mary Bell

Bell, Mary

Mary Bell joined the Department of Medicine in 1991 as a clinical investigator. From 2002 to 2009, she served as head of the Sunnybrook Division of Rheumatology. She was Director, Continuing Education and Knowledge Translation & Exchange in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto from July 2006-June 2011. As the lead investigator on the National Getting a Grip on Arthritis Project, funded by Health Canada’s Primary Health Care Transition Fund, Dr. Bell received extensive accolades culminating in the Dave Davis Continuing Education & Professional Development Research Award in 2007. Dr. Bell’s outstanding contribution as the National Director of the Patient Partners® in Arthritis Program was formally recognized in 2001 with the W.T. Aikins Faculty Teaching Award for the development and national implementation of this program. Under her leadership from 1995-2007, this program grew in international reputation.  

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE AWARD
IN QUALITY AND INNOVATION

Geoffrey Nguyen

Nguyen, Geoffrey

Geoffrey Nguyen is a clinician-scientist whose clinical and research focus is healthcare delivery in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He is the national lead for the Promoting Access and Care through Centres of Excellence (PACE) program, a network of the five largest IBD centres in Canada that, with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, has been tasked with improving the quality of and increasing the access to IBD healthcare. He has chaired the development of four IBD-related international guidelines and quality indicators for medical management of IBD. He serves as co-chair of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology’s Quality Affairs Innovation Committee. As chair of the Canadian IBD Network for Research and Growth in Quality Improvement (CINERGI), he led national initiatives for IBD quality improvement including Choosing Wisely and interventions to improve hospitalization outcomes.

WILLIAM GOLDIE PRIZE AND TRAVEL
AWARD IN EDUCATION

Lynfa Stroud

Stroud, Lynfa

Lynfa Stroud is an education scholar whose research focuses on postgraduate assessment. She has developed comprehensive improvements to and conducted studies with OSCEs for both internal medicine trainees and undergraduate medical students; in addition to examining the impact of the clinical environment on assessment of resident performance.

WILLIAM GOLDIE PRIZE AND TRAVEL
AWARD IN EDUCATION

Martina Trinkaus

Trinkaus, Tina

Martina Trinkaus is an assistant professor  in the Department of Medicine and staff hematologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She has been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education at the University and hospital level, and currently serves as the program director for the U of T Adult Hematology Training Program.

WILLIAM GOLDIE PRIZE AND TRAVEL
AWARD IN RESEARCH

David Cherney

Cherney, David

David Cherney completed his PhD in human renal physiology at the Institute of Science, U of T. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, and director of the Renal Physiology Laboratory. Dr. Cherney’s research program focuses on physiological factors that initiate renal disease in patients with diabetes, such as renal hyperfiltration and inflammation.

WILLIAM GOLDIE PRIZE AND TRAVEL
AWARD IN QUALITY & INNOVATION

Sacha Bhatia

Bhatia

Sacha Bhatia is the director of the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) at Women’s College Hospital, where he is also a staff cardiologist. As director of WIHV, Dr. Bhatia leads evaluation for Choosing Wisely Canada, a national initiative managed through the University of Toronto in collaboration with the CMA.

WILLIAM GOLDIE PRIZE AND TRAVEL
AWARD IN QUALITY & INNOVATION

Christine Soong

Christine Soong portrait

Christine Soong is the chair of the Quality Improvement Committee of the Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine and leading the Choosing Wisely Committees for the Canadian Societies of Internal Medicine, and Hospital Medicine. Her research and QI interests include utilization and appropriateness, novel models of inpatient care, and transitions of care.

Annual Day is comprised of:

Oral presentations: From our clinician-educator, clinician-scientist, and quality improvement programs

Poster presentations: From our clinician-educator, clinician-scientist, quality improvement, and residents

Awards ceremony: The awards for Eaton Scholar Researcher of the Year, Department of Medicine Teacher and Quality Innovator of the Year, Robert Hyland Award for Excellence in Mentorship, and the William Goldie Travel Prize and Awards in Education, Research and Quality & Innovation are presented.

Please note: the nomination and selection process of award winners are reviewed by the Research, Education, Quality and Mentorship commitees.

Download a copy of the Annual Day 2016 Program 
Photo Gallery 2016

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