Appointments & Awards: November 2017
Canada Research Chairs
Minna Woo, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Renewed Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Signal Transduction in Diabetes Pathogenesis
Dr. Woo's research looks at the contribution of liver, fat or brain tissue to insulin resistance, and is discovering ways to promote increased insulin production. Her work could lead to new strategies in prevention and treatment of the growing diabetes epidemic.
Rulan Parekh, Nephrology, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology
The focus of Dr. Parekh’s research is to study risk factors, both clinical and genetic, leading to progression of chronic kidney and cardiovascular disease. She has published over 90 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, and leads projects sponsored by both NIH and Canadian Institute for Health Research.
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Laurent Brochard, Fellow
Richard Horner, Fellow
Haibo Zhang, Fellow
Linda Rabeneck, appointed President on September 2017
Induction into the CAHS as a Fellow is considered one of the highest honours within Canada’s academic community. CAHS Fellows are nominated by their institutions and peers and selected in a competitive process based on their internationally recognized leadership, academic performance, scientific creativity and willingness to serve.
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Peter Seidelin, Distinguished Teacher Award
The Distinguished Teacher Award was created in acknowledgement of an individual’s excellence in teaching over the long term in any of the cardiovascular fields.
Paul Dorian, Annual Achievement Award
The Annual Achievement Award was created in recognition of Canadians who have made outstanding contributions in their career within the cardiovascular field.
Jacob Udell, Young Investigator Award Clinical Science Runner-Up
The Young Investigator Award in Clinical Science is presented to a young investigator whose clinical or basic science activities are in the area of cardiovascular disease.
Canadian Society of Echocardiography
Chi-Ming Chow, Annual Achievement Award
This award recognizes Canadian cardiologists who have made significant contributions to echocardiography in terms of leadership, teaching or research.
Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology
Robert Chisholm, Outstanding Achievement Award
This award was established to recognize a CAIC member who has demonstrated excellence in clinical practice, education, research or leadership within the discipline of interventional cardiology.