Department of Medicine

DoM's Kamran Khan among this year's President Impact Award recipients

Feb 22, 2019

Dr. Kamran KhanDr. Kamran Khan Dr. Kamran Khan, an associate professor in Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine and scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital is one of five winners of this year’s President Impact Award at University of Toronto.

Dr. Khan has been recognized “for pioneering research on the globalization of infectious diseases that has informed international policy, and for founding BlueDot, a Toronto-based tech company that protects people around the world from infectious diseases with data-driven technologies.”

The President’s Impact Award celebrates and honours faculty members whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia, including on society, culture, public policy and law. Winners receive a monetary award of $10,000 per year for five years to be used toward their research.

“Each of the winners took their ideas outside the university community and brought positive and impactful change to the local, national and international community,” says Vivek Goel, U of T's vice-president of research and innovation.

“The University of Toronto is incredibly proud of its five President’s Impact Award winners.”

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