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Colin Bayliss
Colin Bayliss

We report with sadness the death of Dr. Colin Edward Bayliss on September 24, 2010. Dr. Bayliss was a former cardiovascular surgeon at Toronto Western Hospital and a Professor at the University of Toronto, where he taught Cardiovascular Physiology. He was a highly valued colleague and friend at the University of Toronto and an unforgettable presence in the teaching arena. The Department of Physiology has an award in his name for deserving students, ensuring that his presence is still felt. Students, colleagues and fellow health care professionals will undoubtedly miss him. Our thoughts go out to his family during this time of mourning.

Calvin Law
Calvin Law
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Calvin Law as the inaugural recipient of the Hanna Family Research Chair in Surgical Oncology. Dr. Law was appointed after a search process involving stakeholders from the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Calvin attended the University of Toronto Medical School and completed General Surgery Training at McMaster. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1999. He completed a Masters of Public Health at Harvard University in 2002. Following a clinical fellowship in Surgical Oncology in Toronto, he was then appointed to the surgical staff at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and as adjunct scientist at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

In his new role, Calvin will lead and catalyze research in Surgical Oncology. As part of our comprehensive cancer program at the Odette Cancer Centre, establishment of this Chair underscores the central role that cutting-edge research plays in the advancement of the quality of care delivered to our cancer patients.

Please join us in congratulating Calvin on his new role and wishing him every success.

Andy Smith, Richard A. Wells,
Michael Julius & David Latter

Michael Tymianski
Michael Tymianski

Michael Tymianski has received a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Translational Stroke Research. This prestigious appointment recognizes outstanding Canadian scientists. Michael joins the ranks of a select few surgeons who have attained this level of achievement in their research careers.

Michael joined the Division of Neurosurgery at UHN as a CIHR-Clinician Scientist in 1997. He was trained in Medicine and in Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, where he also completed a PhD degree in neuroscience at the Institute of Medical Science with Charles Tator. He completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular neurosurgery at UofT and a second fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull-base neurosurgery, at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. His practice is centered on the care of patients with complex cerebrovascular and skull base disorders.

Michael is the Medical Director of the Neurovascular Therapeutics Program and acting chief of the division of Neurosurgery at the University Health Network. He is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at U of T and a Senior Scientist at the Toronto Western Hospital Research institute. He is the recipient of multiple academic awards, and funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Canadian Stroke Networks, and the Ministry of Research and Innovation. His research has focused on developing novel molecular therapeutics to combat brain ischemia and stroke and prevent neuronal death.

Please join us in congratulating Mike on the honour of this appointment and in conveying our best wishes for ongoing success.

Andres Lozano & David Latter

The Department hosted the American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes meeting in Toronto, Oct 29 and 30 2010.

Our 170 attendees from mostly the US and Canada attended a full day of lectures by U of T faculty at the Toronto Convention Centre followed by a full day workshop hosted at the Surgical Skills Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Lisa Satterthwaite, Manager
U of T Surgical Skills Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital

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