Three faculty members become newest fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Congratulations to our Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty, Lorelei Lingard, PhD, Ruth Martin, PhD, and Dr. Bryan Richardson, who were inducted this week as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). The academy recognizes those who have a history of outstanding performance in the academic health sciences in Canada.

Head shot of Lorelei LingardLorelei Lingard, PhD, is the founding director and senior scientist at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Centre for Education Research and Innovation. Through her research, she is exploring what role language plays in the health care experience, with particular focus on communication between professionals within health care teams.

Ruth MartinRuth Martin, PhD, is a professor with the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Faculty of Health Sciences, with a cross-appointment in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s department of Physiology and Pharmacology. She is on the leading edge of research exploring the neural control of swallowing impairment and how those impairments can be treated.

Bryan RichardsonDr. Bryan Richardson is one of only four obstetrician gynaecologists to receive the honour of being inducted into the CAHS. Dr. Richardson is a professor in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Physiology and Pharmacology and focuses his research program on fetal and neonatal development in relation to varying conditions during pregnancy.

A dinner honouring the 2014 inductees was held in Ottawa on September 18.

About the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

The objective of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences is to provide assessments of and advice on key issues relevant to the health of Canadians. In order to achieve this role it will:

  • Serve as a credible, expert and independent assessor of science and technology (S&T) issues relevant to the health of Canadians;
  • Support the development of timely, informed and strategic advice on urgent health issues;
  • Support the development of sound and informed public policy related to these issues;
  • Enhance understanding of S&T issues affecting the public good by transmitting the results of assessments and providing opportunities for public discussion of these matters;
  • Provide a collective authoritative multi-disciplinary voice of health sciences communities;
  • Represent Canadian health sciences internationally and liaise with like international academies to enhance understanding and potential collaborations on matters of mutual interest.

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