February 2, 2010
Norman Rosenblum to receive Maureen Andrew Mentor Award
Dr. Norman Rosenblum, Senior Scientist, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, SickKids Research Institute, Staff Nephrologist, SickKids, and Professor, Associate Dean, Physician Scientist Training, departments of Paediatrics, Physiology and Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, is the recipient of the 2010 Maureen Andrew Mentor Award. The award acknowledges individuals who serve as exemplary mentors for trainees and junior faculty working in child health research.
The award will be presented to Rosenblum at the 2010 Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting happening from May 1 to 4 in Vancouver, B.C.
Rosenblum is an internationally recognized expert in paediatric nephrology and experimental nephrology. Since joining SickKids in 1993, Rosenblum has established a research program in kidney development with the Program in Developmental & Stem Cell Biology at SickKids and the University of Toronto Collaborative Program in Developmental Biology. As Associate Dean, Rosenblum directs the MD-PhD program, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Clinician Investigator Program and serves as Associate Director (Education) of the McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine.
He is also co-founder of the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP), an interdisciplinary training program aimed at developing the next generation of Clinician-Scientists in the field of child health in Canada, and has acted as Principal Investigator of the CCHCSP since its inception.
The Maureen Andrew Mentor Award was established in 2003 to honour the contributions of the late Dr. Maureen Andrew. A past president of the Society for Paediatric Research, she worked actively in research introducing the concept of developmental haemostasis and leading the field of thromboembolic disease in children. She trained numerous paediatricians in paediatric haematology.