Toronto (July 3, 2002) - This year's Kirshenblatt Scholarship recipients were announced at the joint Toronto Rehab and Toronto Rehab Foundation annual general meetings on June 27 at Lyndhurst Centre.

Dr. Sudeep Gill, a geriatric medicine resident at the University of Toronto, was awarded the Annie Kirshenblatt Memorial Scholarship for Gerontology to further his research into new Alzheimer drug therapies. His work looks at patterns of use associated with these drugs in order to improve the way drug therapies are prescribed for dementia.

Patricia Bain received the Shoshana Phillip (Kirshenblatt) Memorial Scholarship. Patricia a discharge planner in Toronto Rehab’s Musculoskeletal Program is completing her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Toronto in 2003.

The late Rabbi Jacob Kirshenblatt established the scholarships over 16 years ago to honour his late wife and daughter. The scholarships, worth $2,000 each, provide encouragement, recognition and assistance to people studying in the field of gerontology. Rabbi Kirshenblatt's daughter Sheila Kirshenblatt presented the awards this year.

Congratulations to our scholarship winners.

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