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Clinical, Education and Research Awards

Clinical Awards 

Education Awards

Research Awards

Past Award Recipients

Clinical

These awards have been established to recognize and honor the contributions of individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and a commitment to clinical excellence at various career stages.  More details regarding the awards and the nomination process can be found below:

1. The Richard Rowe Award is named for Dr. Richard Rowe, Head of the Division of Cardiology from 1973 until 1986.  Dr. Rowe demonstrated the very finest attributes of a clinical scholar. In his honour, The Richard Rowe Award honors a physician in the Department for sustained clinical excellence. The award is aimed at physicians who have demonstrated excellence in the delivery of clinical care in its broadest sense over a significant period of time

2. The Clinical Excellence Award is for physicians within the first 5-10 years of appointment to an academic health science centre. While the qualities of the recipient of this Award should be similar to those for the Richard Rowe Award, sustained levels of excellence and international presence will be less critical.

All clinicians involved in activities within the Department of Pediatrics are eligible for the awards. Members of the faculty are eligible to receive the award once in a five-year period.

Candidates for the awards should demonstrate many of the following characteristics:

  • Exemplary and well-rounded clinician
  • Consistent, durable, and continuous high standard of clinical care
  • Team leader, facilitates collaboration locally and nationally
  • National/international presence
  • Leads in application of clinical evaluative methods to activities of divisions/department
  • Develops new clinical techniques
  • Excellent mentor
  • Leadership role in the department/national development of clinical standards
  • Practices in a collegial manner

3. The Outstanding Clinical Contribution Award was introduced in 2012 to recognize the important work being done every year by clinicians to improve the quality and outcomes of the lives of our patients and their families on a daily basis. This award will recognize a paediatrician who has led an initiative in innovative care delivery systems, quality improvement, patient safety, advocacy or other clinical endeavours. This award is open to all physicians who are members of the Department of Paediatrics, full and part-time, junior and senior who have made an outstanding clinical contribution over the last few years. Nominate a colleague who, in the last few years, has for example, led an outstanding high quality initiative, or build a successful new clinical service or program that has enhanced patient care.

Nominations for the above awards should be submitted online at www.sickkids.ca/paedsawards/ by May 6, 2018.

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Education

These awards have been established to recognize and honor the contributions of individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and a commitment to education and faculty / trainee development at various career stages.  More details regarding the awards and the nomination process can be found by accessing the links below:

  1. The CanMEDS Competencies Awards in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children, recognize and honour trainees (core paediatric and paediatric subspecialty residents and fellows) who exemplify one or more of the non-Medical Expert competencies embodied in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada CanMEDS 2005 Physician Competency Framework, in addition to that of Medical Expert.  
  2. The Excellence in Continuing Medical Education Award is in recognition of continuing education initiatives in the Department of Paediatrics.  There are three potential areas for recognition of excellence.
    1. Course co-ordination
    2. Teaching at a continuing education event
    3. Long-term contribution to continuing education in the Department of Paediatrics
  3. The Department of Paediatrics established an annual Faculty Mentorship Award Award in 2013 to recognize excellence in mentorship of faculty.  Please consider nominating a colleague for this award that has provided mentorship to you and/or others.

Nominations for the above awards should be submitted online at www.sickkids.ca/paedsawards/ by May 6, 2018.

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Research

These awards have been established to recognize and honor the contributions of individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and a commitment to research excellence at various career stages.  More details regarding the awards and the nomination process can be found by accessing the links below:

1. The Junior Physician Researcher Award recognizes outstanding achievements and progress in research by a physician during the first then (10) years after initial appointment to the faculty of an academic health sciences centre.  

2. The Physician Researcher Award for Scientific Accomplishment recognizes the accomplishments of a physician who has generated a body of research that is exerting a major impact in a field of study. The awardee will be more than ten (10) and less than twenty (20) years beyond the date of appointment as a faculty member at an academic health sciences centre.  

3. The Physician Researcher Award for Career Excellence recognizes sustained excellence in research by a physician who has demonstrated far-reaching impact through innovation and/or leadership. The awardee will be more than twenty (20+) years beyond the initial date of appointment as a faculty member at an academic health sciences centre.

Nomination Application Packages consist of the following:

  • Nomination Letter
  • Nominee’s CV
  • Letter of support from full time faculty within the Dept. of Paeds

Nominations for the above awards should be submitted online at www.sickkids.ca/paedsawards/ by May 6, 2018.

Past Award Recipients

Clinical Awards

Richard Rowe Award: Sanjay Mahant (2017), Diane Wherrett (2016), Michelle Shouldice (2015), Ronald Grant (2014), Simon Ling (2013), David Chitayat (2012)

Clinical Excellence: Suzanne Beno (2017), Deborah Levy (2016), Tal Schechter-Finkelstein (2015), Eyal Cohen (2014), Carolyn Beck (2013), Yaron Avitzur (2012), Mahendranath Moharir (2012), Ari Bitnun (2011)

Outstanding Clinical Contribution: Reshma Amin (2017), Abha Gupta (2016), Not Awarded (2015), Jill Hamilton & Catherine Birken (2014), Sharon Unger (2013), Charlotte Moore Hepburn (2012)

Education Awards

Faculty Mentorship Award: David Malkin (2017), Jonathan Hellmann & Astrid Guttmann (2016), Rayfel Schneider (2015), Gideon Koren (2014), Patricia Parkin (2013)

Excellence in Continuing Medical Education:  Angela Punnett (2017), Golda Milo-Manson & Thomas Waters (2016), Joey Bonifacio, Jason Fischer, Melanie Kirby, Sabine George (2015), Shelly Weiss (2014), Suzan Schneeweiss (2013), Wendy Roberts (2012)

CanMEDS-Subspecialty Fellow:  Daniel Rosenfield (2016), Not Awarded (2015), Adrienne Davis (2014), Peter Gowdie & Marta Wilejto (2013), Ramses Badilla-Porras & Jennifer Harrington (2012)

CanMEDS-Core Resident:  Laura Kinlin (2017), Laura Erdman (2016), Shazeen Suleman (2015), Not Awarded (2014), Melanie Ostreicher (2013), Not Awarded (2012)

Research Awards

Junior Physician Researcher: Not Awarded (2017), James Dowling (2016), Not Awarded (2015), Mark Friedberg (2014), Yaron Finkelstein (2013), Aleixo Muise (2012)

Physician Researcher Award for Scientific Accomplishment: Astrid Guttmann (2017), Rae Yeung (2016), Annie Huang (2015), Kathy Boutis (2014), Prakesh Shah (2011)

Physician Research Award for Career Excellence: Suzanne Schuh (2017), Not Awarded (2016), Norman Rosenblum (2015), Philip Sherman (2014), Orlando Carter Snead III (2013), Patricia Parkin (2012)

Administrative Awards 

Administrative Award: Becky Simpson (2017), Sonia Dos Santos (2016), Suzanne Shek (2015), Sue Morton (2014), Sherry Joy (2013, Rozmin Visram (2012)

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