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Honours & Awards

Karen Davis (NeurSurg) has been appointed Associate Director, Institute of Medical Science effective January 1, 2009.

Michael Fehlings (NeurSurg) was the celebrated researcher at the 2008 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in Chicago which was highlighted in the 2008 AANS Annual Report.

Geoff Fernie (Research) has been inducted into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame.

Shaf Keshavjee (ThorSurg) is 2007-2008 recipient of the Colin Woolf Award for Excellence in Long-Term Contributions to Continuing Medical Education.

Andres Lozano (NeurSurg) has been awarded the 2008 Jonas Salk Award from the March of Dimes Canada for his work in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.

Glenn Regehr (Research) has won the 2008 Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Evaluation of Clinical Competence by the Medical Council of Canada.

Jim Rutka (NeurSurg) was chosen as November's Researcher of the Month by the Ontario site of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Charles Tator (NeurSurg) has been elected to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Michael Taylor (NeurSurg) has been elected to the Advisory Board (Neuro-oncology) of the journal Child's Nervous System.

Mitesh Badiwala (CardSurg Resident ) has recently received a number of awards: the Starr Medal, and the Joseph M. West Family Memorial Fund Award, both from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; the Bigelow Book Prize, from the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Program, University of Toronto; and the Canadian Cardiac Transplant Network Research Award at the Canadian Society of Transplantation Annual Meeting in Banff, Alberta. He was also a Basic Science Student Presentation Award Finalist at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Toronto.

Ratan Bhardwaj (NeurSurg Resident) won the second place Horsey Prize for his research entitled "Unique functional pathway detected with MEG and DTI tractography in pediatric epilepsy".

Betty Kim (NeurSurg Resident) has successfully defended her PhD in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering. Her thesis was entitled "Enhancing the Intracellular Delivery of Engineered Nanoparticles for Cancer Imaging and Therapeutics".

Nir Lipsman (NeurSurg Resident) received first place for the Horsey Prize with his presentation "Personal identity enhancement in Neurosurgery".

Ryan Neinstein (PlasSurg Resident) has been awarded the Outcome Study Grant from the Educational Foundation of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons for a study looking at the effect of breast reduction on markers of insulin resistance (supervisers James Mahoney, Melinda Musgrave and Joel Ray). Further funding has been obtained through a grant from the Physicians' Services Incorporated foundation.

Adrienne Weeks (NeurSurg Resident) received an NCIC Terry Fox Foundation Post MD Research Fellowship Award for her work on "The Role of the Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor, ECT2, in Glioma Invasion, Migration and Tumourigenicity".


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