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15 U of T researchers named Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

September 13, 2021

Fifteen University of Toronto researchers have been named Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in recognition of their “dedication and excellence.” 

One of three national academies that make up the Council of Canadian Academies, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences leverages the expertise of Canada’s leading health sciences researchers to evaluate Canada's most urgent and complex health challenges and recommend strategic, actionable solutions.

“The University of Toronto congratulates these faculty members on receiving one of the highest distinctions for academics in the health sciences field,” said Leah Cowen, U of T’s associate vice-president, research. “Their scientific leadership and research are making a real impact on the lives of Canadians – and people around the world.

“This is also an important recognition of our hospital and health-system partners. They help make this impact possible.”

The new fellows are:

  • Reina Bendayan of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy   
  • Gillian Booth of the department of medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Adalsteinn Brown of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health      
  • Catharine Craven of the department of medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and University Health Network
  • David Fisman of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health  
  • Margaret Herridge of the department of medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and University Health Network
  • Mansoor Husain of the department of medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and University Health Network
  • David Jenkins of the department of nutritional sciences, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Alex Mihailidis of the department of occupational science and occupational therapy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and University Health Network         
  • Amit Oza of the department of medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and University Health Network
  • Vincent Piguet of the department of medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and Women’s College Hospital
  • Aaron Schimmer of the department of medical biophysics, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and University Health Network
  • Anna Taddio of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy        
  • Ming-Sound Tsao of the department of laboratory medicine and pathobiology, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and University Health Network
  • Sharon Walmsley of the department of medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and University Health Network

Read the Dalla Lana School of Public Health story

See the complete list of new Fellows