Every month, researchers across Unity Health Toronto celebrate important honours, achievements and awards. Congratulations to our researchers who have been recognized this month!

Dr. Kelsie Thu stands in her laboratory wearning a lab coat and mask; Dr. Prabhat Jha holds an envelope in his office wearing a lab coat and mask.
Dr. Kelsie Thu and Dr. Prabhat Jha

Dr. Kelsie Thu, Scientist at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, and Dr. Prabhat Jha, Director of the Centre for Global Health Research, received prestigious Canada Research Chairs for their work studying new ways to treat lung cancer and conducting worldwide mortality studies respectively. Read the full story here.

Dr. Sharon Straus, Director of the Knowledge Translation Program and Physician-in-Chief at St. Michael’s and Dr. Anna Bannerji, Associate Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and Pediatrician at St. Joseph’s, have been named Pillars of the Pandemic by the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) in partnership with Closing the Gap Healthcare, a health-care provider with clinics throughout Ontario. Pillars of the Pandemic is a new interdisciplinary series created to honour the contributions that health and health care professionals and volunteers across Ontario have made to public health and health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

Dr. Rola Saleeb

Dr. Rola Saleeb, Director of the Immunopathology Laboratory at St. Michael’s, has received an OICR Investigator Award for her work studying kidney cancer and the causes and effects of diseases of the genitourinary system. Read more here.

Dr. David Mazer

Dr. David Mazer, Scientist at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science and Anesthesiologist at St. Michael’s, has been renewed as a co-chair of the Unity Health Research Ethics Board for an additional five years.

Dr. Michelle Sholzberg

Dr. Michelle Sholzberg, Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and Hematologist at St. Michael’s, was honoured with the Dr. Cecil Harris Award by the Canadian Hemophilia Society. The award is presented to a physician in recognition of distinguished contributions in the areas of research or the advancement of the care of patients with inherited bleeding disorders.

This story is an example of how we’re bringing our Research Strategic Plan to life. Access our full plan online here. Heard of an honour, award or recognition given to one of our researchers? Fill out this Google Form to have it profiled in the next Honour Roll.

By: Ana Gajic