Announced on Dec 6, 2017
TGHRI researchers won three of the Canadian Society of Transplantation’s awards for 2017. The Canadian Society of Transplantation is the professional organization for physicians, surgeons, scientists and allied health professionals working in the field of transplantation; it has more than 600 clinical and research members from across Canada, covering all transplant fields.
Dr. Gary Levy (TGHRI Senior Scientist) won the Society’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his “internationally recognized work in the field of transplantation and participation in the development of transplantation activities in Canada.” Dr. Levy helped established the UHN Multi-Organ Transplant Program in 1990 and has since continued to make advances in transplantation research in his thriving lab.
Dr. Joseph Kim (TGHRI Clinical Researcher) received the Society’s Research Excellence Award for his body of research achievement and excellence in the field of transplantation. He is the Co-Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at UHN.
Dr. Nazia Selzner (TGHRI Scientist) received the Astellas Clinical Research Grant to investigate a novel approach to improve the outcome of liver transplantation.
UHN’s Multi-Organ Transplant Program is Canada's largest organ transplant program. Home to many transplant firsts and a world leader in transplant research innovation, it performs more than 500 transplantation procedures each year—representing one quarter of all transplants in Canada—and provides follow-up care to over 5,000 transplant recipients.