Leaders in Health Science

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Eight UHN researchers have been elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
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(Top L-R) Drs. Margaret Herridge, Mansoor Husain, Sharon Walmsley, Aaron Schimmer; (Bottom L-R) Ming-Sound Tsao, Alex Mihailidis, Amit Oza and Cathy Craven.

This year, eight UHN researchers were inducted as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). The prestigious honour is bestowed on outstanding leaders who have been recognized by their peers for their contributions and dedication to advancing academic health sciences.

Candidates are selected across the health sciences disciplines, including basic, social and population health sciences. As members of the Academy, Fellows serve as advisors and make recommendations on current health challenges that impact Canadians.

Congratulations to the following UHN scientists who were named among the 74 health and biomedical experts elected this year:

• Dr. Cathy Craven, Senior Scientist at KITE, a leader in spinal cord injuries whose work has improved the quality and monitoring of spinal cord injury rehabilitation

• Dr. Margaret Herridge, Senior Scientist at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, a world-renowned researcher focused on patient and caregiver outcomes following critical illness

• Dr. Mansoor Husain, Senior Scientist at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, a world leading expert in research into the underlying mechanisms of human cardiovascular disease

• Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Senior Scientist at KITE, an innovator in developing technologies to support older adults  

• Dr. Amit Oza, Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, a world leader in clinical trials for the treatment of gynaecological cancer

• Dr. Aaron Schimmer, Research Director and Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, an expert in studying new ways to treat blood cancers known as leukemia

• Dr. Ming-Sound Tsao, Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, a renowned expert in lung cancer pathology and biomarker development

• Dr. Sharon Walmsely, Senior Scientist at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, a pioneer in HIV and AIDS research and treatment

All newly elected 2021 Fellows were announced at CAHS’s Annual General Meeting, which was held virtually. For a full list, click here.