Awards & Recognition

2007 Achievement of Excellence at UHN

University Health Network built its reputation on a tradition of excellence in research, patient-centred care and staff development. The following is a list of just some of the awards staff and physicians from Toronto General Hospital (TGH), Toronto Western Hospital (TWH) and Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) have received this year.

And the Award goes to:

Drs. Gordon Keller, Igor Jurisica, Thomas
Kislinger, Shuzo Sugita, and Elisabeth Tillier,were awarded a total of $3.4-million from the Canada Research Chairs(CRC) program.

Embryonic stem cell biologist and McEwen Centre director Dr. Gordon Keller won a new Tier I CRC, which is awarded to outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. Drs. Jurisica, Kislinger and Tillier received new Tier II CRCs --given to exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field--and Dr. Sugita's existing Tier II CRC was successfully renewed. Drs. Jurisica, Keller and Kislinger were awarded a further $1M in infrastructure funding associated with their CRC awards from the Canada Foundation of Innovation

Director of the Arthritis Centre of Excellence at TWH, Dr. Robert Inman receives highest honour at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell UniversityRobert Inman
In November 2006, Dr. Robert Inman, director of the Arthritis Centre of Excellence at TWH, was bestowed the highest honour at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell University—the Physician-in-Chief Pro-Tempore. This included delivering the Richard H. Freyburg Lecture at the HSS alumni annual meeting in New York City, which was followed by a reception at Rockefeller University. It’s the first time a Canadian has been selected to receive this award.


Edward Rubinstein wins the 2006 Green Health Care Award
Edward Rubinstein , UHN’s environmental coordinator, received the 2006 Green Health Care Award for Overall Leadership from the Honourable Laurel Broten, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment. UHN received this award primarily because we successfully addressed four essential components: Biomedical Waste, Chemical Handling and Disposal, Energy and Water Conservation, and Waste Reduction and Recycling.


2006 Awards & Recognition
2005 Awards & Recognition.

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