Celebrating your achievements

Congratulations to the faculty, staff and learners on their recent recognitions and awards.

Dr. Samuel Asfaha was awarded a renewal of his CIHR Clinician Scientist Phase II Award.

Frank Beier, PhD, is being honoured with an Award for Basic Science Research from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI). The award recognizes Beier’s pioneering work in applying genomics techniques to osteoarthritis models. Read the announcement

Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, received the 2019 MWLA Chapter service award. This award recognizes Koschinsky’s outstanding work and dedication to her Chapter.

Timothy Scholl, PhD, and his team received a U.S. Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Idea Development Award.

Dr. Javeed Sukhera on becoming the President of the Ontario Psychiatric Association.

Congratulations to the 2019 PARO (Professional Association of Residents of Ontario) Award Recipients from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Daniel Grushka, Dr. Bharat Markandey, and Anish Naidu, Medicine Class of 2019.

Congratulations to the following recipients of 2019 Lawson Impact Awards:

  • Dr. Guido Filler, Professor, Paediatrics – Scientist of the Year

  • Dr. Don Richardson
    , Associate Professor, Psychiatry – Innovation Award

  • Dr. Sarah Morrow
    , Associate Professor, Clinical Neurological Sciences – Dr. Joseph Gilbert Research Contribution of the Year Award

  • Laura Craven, PhD Candidate
    , Microbiology & Immunology – Leadership Award for Fellows & Students

  • Lawrence Yip, PhD Candidate
    , Medical Biophysics – Leadership Award for Fellows & Students

Congratulations to the recipients of the Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO) 2018-19 Innovation Fund competition:

  • Dr. John Murkin and Dr. Jason Chui, Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
    Continuous, Non-Invasive Monitoring of Intraoperative Cerebral Perfusion and Oxidative Metabolism (CPOM):
    A Knowledge Translation Study

  • Dr. Neil Duggal, Clinical Neurological Sciences
    Validation of a Novel Hand Rehabilitation Program and Dexterity Assessment Device in Patients with Cervical Myelopathy

  • Dr. Alexander Khaw, Clinical Neurological Sciences
    Predictive Value of the AlphaFIM for Functional Outcomes in Intracerebral Hemorrhage versus Ischemic Stroke

  • Dr. Lillian Barra and Dr. Susan Huang, Medicine
    Structural Cerebrovascular Sequelae and Cognitive Impairment in Anti-Neutrophilic Cytoplasmic
    Antibody-Associated Vasculitis

  • Dr. Sanjay Mehta, Medicine
    A Pilot Translational Study to Assess the Clinical Utility of Endotyping Patients with Sepsis Using a Novel in vitro Human Endothelial Cell Bioassay

  • Dr. Marco Mura, Medicine
    Molecular Diagnosis of Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias: A Prospective Study

  • Dr. Janet Pope, Medicine
    A Randomized Trial of Advanced Therapeutics in RA

  • Dr. Marat Slessarev, Medicine
    Improving ICU Outcomes for Acute Kidney Injury Patients by Cooling Blood in the Dialysis Circuit:
    A Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Dr. Erin Spicer and Dr. Marko Mrkobrada, Medicine
    WalkMORE: A randomized controlled trial of a volunteer-driven walking intervention to improve hospital-associated deconditioning and frailty

  • Dr. Javeed Sukhera, Psychiatry
    Improving Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations through Implicit Addictions Stigma Reduction

  • Dr. Lakshman Gunaratnam and Dr. Robert Hegele, Medicine
    Predicting Delayed Graft function after Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation using Polymorphisms of Kidney Injury Molecule-1 (KIM-1)

  • Dr. Aze Wilson and Dr. Richard B. Kim, Medicine
    Enhancing Safety and Benefit from Azathioprine Therapy for Our Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

  • Dr. Douglas D. Fraser and Dr. Claudio Martin, Paediatrics and Medicine
    Early Rehabilitation in Critically ill Children – The PICU Liber8 Pilot Study

  • Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, Psychiatry
    Preventing Functional Decline in Schizophrenia: A Novel Stratification Approach for High-Risk Clinics


Ron Vander, Facility Manager at Robarts, is being honoured with a 2019 Western Green Award, recognizing his positive contributions to sustainability on campus.

The Western Green Awards recognize individuals or teams that initiate or support an activity with positive environmental outcomes, encourage participation and involvement, work together with others, groups and organizations to meet their goals, or demonstrate an environmentally friendly effort/campaign.