Announcement: Angela Huynh receives 2022 CMA Award

A photo of Angela Huynh sitting at a desk

The annual Canadian Medical Association Awards (CMA) recognize the dedication, successes and talents of individuals who are making significant contributions to health, health care and the medical profession.

Angela Huynh, Medicine, Class of 2023, has been awarded a 2022 CMA Award for Young Leaders (Student).

Huynh is being recognized for her research contributions focused on provincial and national guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine administration. Not only is she the first author on numerous publications related to COVID-19, during the pandemic she re-joined her PhD supervisor’s lab to help in the transition from their focus on clotting and thrombosis to a focus on COVID-19.

“I feel lucky and honoured to receive this award,” said Huynh. “And I am thankful that the research I worked on made an impact on COVID-19 vaccination policies.”

Along with her medical school studies, Huynh is continuing to focus on her research and is working part-time at the McMaster Platelet Immunology Laboratory helping to further characterise antibodies in vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia.

“The Doctor of Medicine program and all of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry offers congratulations to Angela for this outstanding recognition,” said Dr. Shannon Venance, Vice Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education. “Using her keen critical thinking and problem-solving skills, she is performing research with impact and making a difference in the lives of Canadians."