Fall 2022 (Volume 32, Number 3)
Awards, Appointments, and Accolades
Dr. Elizabeth Hazel – McGill Faculty Honour List
Dr. Elizabeth Hazel was nominated by the Department of Medicine for the prestigious
McGill Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence. The goal of this award
is to recognize outstanding contributions to education in the Faculty of Medicine
and Health Sciences, in the areas of teaching, educational leadership and innovation,
faculty development, and research and scholarly activity.
She was honoured for her work in restructuring rheumatology resident curriculae
and in advancing rheumatology education at the local and national levels, including
her work in building a national rheumatology resident curriculum that meets
the needs of today’s learners.
Dr. Susan Humphrey-Murto – RCPSC Duncan Graham Award
Dr. Susan Humphrey-Murto received the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Canada (RCPSC) Duncan Graham Award for recognition of outstanding contribution
to medical education.
Dr. Humphrey-Murto has engaged in and supported
educational research throughout her career. Past positions include Deputy Registrar
for the Medical Council of Canada and Co-Chair for the Education Research
and Development Committee (RCPSC). She currently holds a Tier 2 Research Chair
for medical education research from the University of Ottawa. She has published
in the areas of performance-based assessment, rater bias, learner education handover,
and the use of consensus group methods such as the Delphi in research.
Through her roles as the Medical Education Fellowship Director and research supervisor,
she has mentored many young scholars.
Dr. Sahil Koppikar – WCH Teacher/Educator Education Award
Dr. Sahil Koppikar received the Women’s College Hospital (WCH) Teacher/Educator Education Award, which recognizes a healthcare professional who has demonstrated
exceptional commitment to clinical teaching or to clinical supervision of
students/learners at Women’s College Hospital and the University of Toronto.
Dr. Koppikar is a Clinician-Teacher at Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto.
He is also the Director of the Timmins Arthritis Program and Chair of the
Northern Ontario Committee of the Ontario Rheumatology Association.
Dr. Alan Rosenberg – Saskatchewan Order of Merit
Dr. Alan Rosenberg is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the province’s
highest honour. The award recognizes Dr. Rosenberg’s contributions to
pediatric and pediatric rheumatology care, research, and teaching. Dr. Rosenberg,
a pediatric rheumatologist, is a University of Saskatchewan professor and Director
of the Pediatric Rheumatic Disease Research Laboratory. He is co-founder of the
Children's Health Foundation of Saskatchewan, which paved the way for the realization
of Saskatchewan’s Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital. Recognizing the value
of collaboration, he facilitates partnerships to improve child health, advance research,
and inspire the next generation of care providers and scientists.
Dr. Dharini Mahendira – William Goldie Prize for Teaching
Congratulations to Dr. Dharini Mahendira on receiving the William Goldie Prize for
Teaching. This prize is awarded to a member of the Department of Medicine at the
University of Toronto who has made a contribution of notable merit to the training
of physicians through teaching. The Goldie Prize is considered one of the highest
teaching awards for early-to-mid-career faculty at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Mahendira is a Clinician Teacher at St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto,
who has been recognized both locally and nationally for her excellence in
teaching and education. Her contributions to several CRA educational initiatives
include co-leading the post-graduate medical education sub-committee and the
National Rheumatology Residents Curriculum.
The CRAJ would like to recognize the contributions of its readers to the medical field and their local
communities. To have any such awards, appointments, or accolades announced in an upcoming
issue, please send recipient names, pertinent details, and a brief account of these honours to
JyotiP@sta.ca. Picture submissions are greatly encouraged.