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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.