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Pakistan’s Medal of Excellence awarded to Naweed Syed

Naweed Syed, a ‘brain on a chip’ inventor and Cumming School professor, turns unauthorized billboard images into scholarships for Pakistani children. The award is a state-recognized honour of Pakistan and is one of the highest decorations given to any civilian in Pakistan based on their achievements,” he says. “I am being awarded as a Canadian national so it’s a double honour.” While he’s thrilled to receive the award from the president and prime minister of Pakistan, he’s even more delighted to represent UCalgary and help children affected by terrorism.

CFI awarded to ACHRI evolutionary ecology researcher

Five University of Calgary researchers have been awarded Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) awards, valued at over $1.3 million. Announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, the awards will support research in the Cumming School of Medicine, the faculties of Kinesiology and Arts, and the Schulich School of Engineering. The newly funded health scholars include Amanda Melin for her field and genetics research dedicated to understanding how primates and humans are adapting to environmental changes.

Child Neurology Bernard Sachs Award

Dr. Harvey Sarnat is the recipient of this year's Child Neurology Society Bernard Sachs Award. This award honours an individual of international status who has done leading research in neuroscience with relevance to the care of children with neurological disorders. His career spans associate and full professorships in Pediatrics, Neurology and Neuropathology at the universities of UCLA, St. Louis, Arkansas, Calgary and Washington.  In 2004 he returned to the University of Calgary as professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Neurology until his retirement in 2013.

Royal Society of Canada Recognition

Communications scholar Charlene Elliott has earned a reputation for her novel, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaborations that are looking at how food marketing and policy impacts consumer perceptions and behaviour. Elliott is the Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy and Children’s Health in the Faculty of Arts, with a joint appointment to the Faculty of Kinesiology. She is also a member of the Alberta Children’s Health Hospital Research Institute and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health in the Cumming School of Medicine.

Dr. Brent Scott receives the Alan Ross Award

Dr. Brent Scott (Calgary, Alta.) receives the Alan Ross Award, recognizing lifelong excellence in paediatric research, education, health care and advocacy. The Canadian Paediatric Society will present the award on June 22 at their 93rd Annual Conference, being held this year in Charlottetown, PEI.

Canada Research Chair in early childhood development

Sheri Madigan, assistant psychology professor at the University of Calgary, and full member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, has received a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) worth $500,000 over five years to study a number of determinants of and interventions for enhancing childhood development. She is one of eight University of Calgary researchers recognized as Canada Research Chairs.

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April 5, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr. Kimberley Simmonds
Director, Health Evidence & Policy Unite, Alberta Ministry of Health
Mathematical Modeling

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April 10, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Alexandre Bonnin, PhD
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute
University of Southern California