Martine Puts (supplied image)

Martine Puts receives 2023 Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Award for Excellence in Nursing Research

Martine Puts, a professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, has won the 2023 Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Award for Excellence in Research from the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Puts, who holds a Canada Research Chair in Care of Frail Older Adults, was recognized for the outstanding impact of her research, which aims to improve the quality of life and care of older adults with cancer. She is one of few Canadians to receive the award.

“I can honestly say it is a surprise to have won, and it is wonderful recognition of my work,” says Puts. “This award shines a spotlight on the importance of conducting research that considers the outcomes and seeks to improve the care of older adults – whether that is in long-term care, or in the treatment of certain diseases like cancer.”

Her most recent work has included the first multi-centre trial of geriatric assessment and management in Canada, as well as the Frail Sub-Study which explored the needs of frail older adults undergoing surgery, and the needs of their caregivers.

“Martine is a powerful international thought leader in the field of geriatric oncology,” says Linda Johnston, dean of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. “Her work continues to be some of the most extensively cited among researchers and I am certain that she will continue to excel in developing new standards of care for older adults with cancer.”

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