Awards & Accolades - January 2021

Celebrating the achievements of our faculty, staff and students.

Kirsten Bauer - 20 January 2021

Research excellence

Dr. Lori West, Department of Pediatrics, has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for her leadership in the field of organ transplantation and donation. Read her story.

Dr. Patrick Pilarski, Department of Medicine and adjunct in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and Department of Computing Science, is among the 12 U of A experts in artificial intelligence and machine learning who have been named Canada CIFAR AI Chairs at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii).

Canadian Association of Medical Educators (CAME)

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2021 CAME Certificate of Merit Award

Dr. Tammy McNab, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology & Metabolism)

Dr. Elaine Yacyshyn, Department of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Dr. Curtiss Boyington, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Women and Children’s Health Research Institute

Congratulations to the following who received funds from WCHRI’s 2020 Clinical/Community Research Integration Support Program (CRISP)

Dr. Maria L. Castro Codesal, Department of Pediatrics - “Understanding the perspectives  of families who have a child using long-term non-invasive ventilation”  

Dr. Luke Eckersley, Department of Pediatrics - “A study to validate blood flow and brain oxygen delivery measurements in pre-surgical hypoplastic heart syndrome using cardiac MRI”  

Dr. Lucie Pecheux, Department of Pediatrics - “Could we assess better how ready our pediatric patients are to safely receive chemotherapy using a body composition monitor?”   

Dr. Sophia Pin, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology - “Weight loss prior to surgery in women with obesity and either pre-cancerous or low-grade cancers of the uterus”

Do you know someone doing incredible work in our community? Why not nominate them for a Community Connections Award? The awards recognize those individuals and/or groups who embody the U of A’s promise to “uplift the whole people.” Nominations are due Feb. 5, 2021.