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Honours & Awards

Najma Ahmed (GenSurg) received the Canadian Association of General Surgeons' research award for her study "Crisis in the General Surgery Work Force: Identifying Barriers to Career Satisfaction and Opportunities to Manage Attrition among Residents and Practicing General Surgeons".

Paul Binhammer (PlasSurg) received the Distinguished Education Award for his outstanding contribution to Surgical Skills Education.

Gail Darling (ThorSurg) won a Wightman-Berris Academy undergraduate teaching award.

Michael Fehlings (NeurSurg) has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Neuroprotection and Neuroregeneration.

Christian Finley (ThorSurg) won the Best Clinical Research Paper Award presented at the 5th Annual Pearson Day held on June 5, 2009.

Kathryn Howe (NeurSurg) received the Sopman Humanitarian award.

Eric Massicotte (NeurSurg) won a Wightman-Berris Academy postgraduate teaching award.

Andrew Pierre (ThorSurg) won 2 awards: 1) The Robert J. Ginsberg award for Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching 2008-09, and 2) the Gail E. Darling Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching 2008-09.

Najib Safieddine (ThorSurg) won the F. Griffith Pearson Award for Best Resident/Fellow Teacher 2008-09.

Emil Schemitsch (OrthSurg) was chosen the Canadian Orthopaedic Association's second president-elect. This is the most important national leadership position in Orthopaedics, as the second president elect he will become the COA president in three year's time.

Julian Spears (NeurSurg) is this year's recipient of the Donald J. Currie Undergraduate Teaching Award which recognizes someone who spends time with students, stimulates their curiosity in the field and serves as a role model.

Jim Rutka (NeurSurg) was awarded one of six grants from the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada for a Research project examining the possibility of nanoparticle delivery across the blood:brain barrier.

Helena Taylor (PlasSurg) is one of four recipients of the 2009 Student Humanitarian Award given by the Sickkids Foundation for outstanding service and work in areas beyond what is expected during her fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Shobhan Vachhrajani (NeurSurg) has been appointed the 2009-2010 National Neurosurgery Resident Representative to the CNSF and CNSS.

Karen Wong (PlasSurg) won the Woodhouse Award for best clinical paper at the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery meeting in Kelowna, BC.

Jonathan Yeung (ThorSurg) won the Best Basic Science Research Paper Award at the 5th Annual Pearson Day held on June 5, 2009.

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