Award Recipients

2019 CSCI Resident Research Award

Winner for the 2019 CSCI Award for Excellence in Resident Research:

Dr. Jaclyn Strauss, a PGY 4 Pediatric Gastroenterology Resident. The abstract is entitled: “Catheter Related Complications in Central Venous Catheters Locked with Taurolidine vs Ethanol in Pediatric Patients with Intestinal Failure”. Authors: Dr. Jaclyn Strauss, Dr. Dana Boctor, Dr. Jason Silverman and Dr. Linda Casey (primary supervisor).

Second prize:

Dr. Michael (Min-Han) Yang, a Clinician Investigator Program and PGY 5 Neurosurgery Resident. The abstract is entitled: Development and validation of a clinical prediction score for poor postoperative pain control following elective spine surgery: the Calgary Postoperative Pain after Spine Surgery (CAPPS) Score”. Authors: Michael M.H. Yang MD M.Biotech, Jay Riva-Cambrin MD MSc, Jonathan Cunningham MSc, Nathalie Jetté MD MSc, Tolulope T. Sajobi PhD, Steven Casha MD PhD (principal investigator and supervisor).

Honourable Mention:

Dr. Rachel Lim, a PGY-5 an adult Respirology Resident. The abstract is entitled:Oxygen in Patients with Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease: An International Delphi Survey”. Authors: Dr. Rachel Lim, Christopher Humphreys, Julie Morisset, Anne Holland, and Kerri Johannson.

 

Dr. Chirag Shah International Resident Award

Postgraduate Medical Education is pleased to announce the Dr. Chirag Shah International Resident award recipient for 2018-2019.  The $2,000 award was established in 2012 by Dr. Shah to assist international medical graduates who are adjusting to life in Canada and to inspire them to give back to their community and contribute to making Canada a better place.

Dr. Navdeep Dehar is a resident in Internal Medicine from Punjab which she says is the cancer capital of India.  Dr. Dehar believes this is due to a lack of awareness, appropriate education and access to treatment. Her long-term goal is to contribute to the research and development of programs in Global Oncology. “Through this, I aim to reach out to the underserved patient populations around the world; helping reduce the obstacles to diagnosis and treatment, and developing technologies to improve knowledge exchange and access to treatments.”

Past Award Recipients:

2017-2018

Dr. Sidra Javed (Internal Medicine)

2016-2017

Dr. Maria Espinoza (Pediatrics)

2015-2016

Dr Hassan Azhari (Internal Medicine) and Dr Syeda Ruqaiya Abbas (Pediatrics)

2014-2015

Dr Archana Vijay (Internal Medicine) and Dr Liena Zhao (Anatomical Pathology)

2013-2014

Dr Sumathili Raja (Family Medicine) and Dr Wenqian Chen (Anatomical Pathology)

2012-2013

Dr Ayesha Nasir Rahim (Family Medicine)

 

The Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta (PARA) Awards

PGME would like to congratulate the winners of the following awards:

  • Dr. Luke Savage, Family Physician, University of Calgary has been awarded the 2017-2018 PARA Clinical Teaching Award (Rural)
  • Dr. Rahim Kachra, Clinical Lecturer, University of Calgary has been awarded the 2017-2018 PARA Clinical Teaching Award (Calgary)
  • Dr. Kara Nerenberg, Clinical Lecturer, University of Calgary has been awarded the 2017-2018 PARA Well-Being Award (Calgary)

PARA Clinical Teaching and Well-being Awards 2018 - 2019:

Dr. Carolin Teman - U of C

Dr. Sarah Feaver - Rural

Dr. Penelope Borghesan - U of C

Dr. Lynne Robertson

Dr. Paula Pearce

Dr. Marnie Hinton Award Recipients:

The Dr. Marnie Hinton Awards is a joint initiative between the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and the Physician and Family Support Program (PFSP). Set up to recognize the late Dr. Marnie Hinton and her contributions to the development and advocacy of a physician health program in Alberta, this year’s winners were chosen from a pool of strong submissions.  

Dr. Jeffery McCarthy is a Family Medicine resident whose submission was impressive for a number of reasons. After completing a summary of resident feedback about existing wellness needs, Dr. McCarthy, along with his team of “Wellness Avengers”, spearheaded the creation of concise, accessible, practical, ready-to-use modules in a variety of wellness areas. The curriculum is detailed, well-constructed, and includes pop culture references to make the whole process a little less daunting. Dr. Todd Hill, Director of Behavioural Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine, wrote of Dr. McCarthy:

 “This candidate is an outstanding example of how a resident can contribute to physician wellness, his current colleagues/ coaches/ teachers' wellness, while looking after his own as well. This young resident is truly exceptional”. 

Dr. Darby Ewashina also won the award for her work on a paper co-authored with Dr. Jane Lemaire entitled: Understanding how patients perceive physician wellness and its links to patient care: A qualitative study. At the 2018 WellMed3 Conference in Greece, this paper was named “the most impactful paper on wellness for 2018”. Exploring the link between physician wellness and patient care from the patient’s perspective, this study demonstrated the effect of physician stress cues on the people at the other end of the stethoscope. Dr. Marie Claire Bourque, Director of the Canadian Psychiatric Association wrote in her nomination of Dr. Ewashina:

“Dr. Ewashina has made significant commitments to resident and physician health at the local, national and international levels. She embodies physical and emotional health practices and practices what she preaches.”

Hearty congratulations to both award winners for their ongoing contributions to resident wellness!