For the second year in a row, a member of our
division has won a
Y des femmes
award (YWCA Women of Distinction).
Dr Louise Pilote
was selected as laureate in the category of
Health for her work in the areas of cardiovascular
Dr. Susan Bartlett
was selected as one of the laureates in the
field of Education.
• Congratulations to Drs
Michal Abrahamowicz, who along with Ariane Marelli (Program Leader)
were awarded a CIHR Foundation Scheme grant for
Congenital Heart Disease across the Lifespan:
Improving Quality of Care with Health Services
In other award news:
Ahmed, with Dr Jean Bourbeau, was approved
for bridge funding for
the effects of self-management interventions on
chronic disease outcomes: implementation of a
chronic disease patient health portal
in primary care.
received an FRSQ senior-level chercheurs
boursiers for the same project listed above.
Abrahamowicz received a grant for
statistical methods for cohort studies of
adverse affects of medication with a 92.6
Pant Pai was
presented as one of 7 Grand Challenges Canada
innovators for HIVSmart! at the RESULTS Canada National 2016 Conference
held in Ottawa, in April this year.
HIVSmart!, is an ASAP award-winning
smartphone application/internet-based strategy
that aids self-testing, developed by Dr. Pai and
Dr Dasgupta's CIHR funded PhD student, is pursuing
post doctoral studies in the United Kingdom at Cambridge
and has received a CIHR post doc award.
Dr Romina Pace,
(primary supervisor K Dasgupta, co-supervisor E Rahme),
an MSc student in Epidemiology and Internal Medicine
Fellow, has been awarded an MSSS-FRQS clinician
scientist in training award.
Michael Wright (BSc)
received a summer stipend from Diabète Québec. He is
supervised by Dr Dasgupta and her post doc student Dr
Anne-Sophie Brazeau, who is funded through a Heart and
Stroke Foundation award.
doctoral student of Dr Michal Abrahamowicz, travelled to
Dublin, Ireland for the most important Pharmaco-epi
conference in the world, the 32nd annual International
Conference on Pharmaco-Epidemiology (ICPE) 2016.
She was selected to receive the Edlavitch Award, which
is given to the student who submits the most
highly-rated abstract for presentation at this
prestigious meeting. As her supervisor stated, this
student of biostatistics at McGill University competed
for the distinction among hundreds of student abstracts
from all over the world, including dozens from top
universities like Harvard.
Dr. Hugo Razuri,
who worked as Project Manager with Dr.
Theresa Gyorkos for three years, accepted
an important new role as Health Officer with UNICEF