Dr. Andrew Morris is Medical Director of the Sinai Health System-UHN Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. (Photo: UHN)

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Morris, Medical Director, Sinai Health System-University Health Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, who has been appointed as Chair of the Expert Panel on Pull Incentives for High-Value Antimicrobials at the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA)

Dr. Morris will be making an invaluable contribution to evidence-based policy in Canada. It is through his leadership and the hard work of expert committee members who donate their time and expertise that the CCA is able to produce high-quality assessments that the federal government and others have come to rely on to inform decision-making.

Dr. Tatyana Mollayeva has been named Canada Research Chair in Neurological Disorders and Brain Health (Tier 2) by the Government of Canada. (Photo: The KITE Research Institute)

Congratulations to Dr. Tatyana Mollayeva, a scientist at the KITE Research Institute at UHN, for receiving the prestigious Canada Research Chair in Neurological Disorders and Brain Health (Tier 2) by the Government of Canada.

Chairholders are selected based on their ability to achieve research excellence in engineering and natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Dr. Mollayeva is one of approximately 2000 active chairs in Canada.

"Today is a day of great happiness for me," Dr. Mollayeva said. "I am extremely thankful to all the people that supported me along the way and who nominated me.

"As an immigrant, this award is not just for me. It is for all immigrants who have a passion and take the often-frightening step of changing their professional identity."

Dr. Jennifer Campos recognized with NSERC award for science promotion. (Photo: The KITE Research Institute)

Congratulations Dr. Jennifer Campos, Senior Scientist at the KITE Research Institute at UHN, for being recognized with the prestigious NSERC Award for Science Promotion for her work supporting science education, youth outreach and advocacy for equity-deserving groups in STEM.

In addition to her role as KITE's Associate Director, Academic, Dr. Campos is the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Multisensory Integration and Aging, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Chief Scientist of the Challenging Environment Assessment Laboratory, and Associate Scientific Director of AGE-WELL.

This award from NSERC – the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada – recognizes individuals and groups who have demonstrated incredible impact promoting science to the general public.

Dr. John Dick, a Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, has been appointed a University Professor by the University of Toronto. (Image: UHN StRIDe Team)

Congratulations to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Senior Scientist Dr. John Dick for being appointed a University of Toronto University Professor for his outstanding contributions to cancer research and education. University Professor is the university's highest and most distinguished academic rank – held by only 2 per cent of tenured faculty.

Dr. Dick is an internationally acclaimed stem cell biologist who is highly revered for his discovery of leukemia stem cells – the first type of cancer stem cell detected and characterized by researchers. After attaining worldwide recognition for this discovery in the early 1990s, his studies have provided additional insights into the origins of leukemia and the causes of relapse. His seminal work has bolstered the U of T's global reputation in the field of cancer stem cell research.

In addition to being one of the world's top researchers in the field of cancer stem cells, Dr. Dick has been an outstanding mentor to trainees in the field.

Dr. Daniel Drucker, a member of the joint Sinai Health-UHN Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, is among the newest Laureates in the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. (Photo: Bernardo Yusta)

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Drucker, member of the joint Sinai Health-UHN Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, for his induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF).

Dr. Drucker was cited for his work revealing the potential for gut hormones to achieve dramatic clinical outcomes in the treatment of life-limiting and life-threatening metabolic and intestinal disorders.

On June 17, Dr. Drucker was among six new Laureates whose contributions have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. These trailblazers underpin Canada's role as a world-class leader in medicine and health science, and their outstanding accomplishments range from providing equitable health care for Indigenous People everywhere, to being known as a pioneer in the immunology of surgical infections.

Dr. Dinesh Kumbhare is a scientist at the KITE Research Institute at UHN. (Photo: The KITE Research Institute)

Congratulations to Dr. Dinesh Kumbhare, a scientist at the KITE Research Institute at UHN, Schroeder Chair in Pain Assessment and Rehabilitation at TRI, UHN Director of Schroeder Pain Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre, for being appointed to a five-year term to lead an interdisciplinary clinical-research platform for the investigation of pain disorders involving research in biomedical engineering, physical medicine and rehabilitation, clinical epidemiology, and kinesiology.

The clinic is believed to be the first such facility in Canada to provide these opportunities for patients, clinicians, and researchers.

Dr. Kumbhare obtained his masters in Health Research Management from McMaster University and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is the section editor for the Physiatry Reviews for Evidence in Practice, the Resident, Fellow Section and Special Research Section with the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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