At the November 30, 2017 Department of internal Medicine Annual Faculty Dinner – two faculty members were recognized for excellence in teaching and honored for their significant roles and exceptional dedication to educating the next generation of physicians. Our Chief Residents, Dr. Kiran Jhinger and Dr. Kevin Brown, introduced this year’s awardees and handed out the awards:
- to Joel Nkosi, MD, Section of GIM, the Barry J Kaufman Award for exceptional performance in the role of CTU attending physician, teacher and mentor.
- to Colette Seifer, MD, Section of Cardiology, the Morley Lertzman Award for exceptional performance in the role of specialist consultant, teacher and mentor.
Another highlight of the evening was the announcement by Dr. Eberhard Renner of a new award, the Long-term Achievement Pin of the Department of Internal Medicine, created to recognize the long-term achievements of an outstanding senior faculty member. As stated by Dr. Renner, candidates for this award must hold a GFT or UMFA appointment in the Department and have a proven, exceptional track record as an outstanding academic role model in at least three of the following domains: clinical service, research, teaching/education, mentoring, and administration. While the inaugural awardee was selected by Dr. Renner, from now on each awardee’s task will be to select their own successor within a minimum of one and a maximum of three years, and to give Grand Rounds on a topic of his/her choice illustrating, in particular to junior faculty and residents, what the awardee thinks has been pivotal for them to become an academic role model.
The announcement of Dr. Ken Van Ameyde as the inaugural awardee of the Long-term Achievement Pin of the Department of Internal Medicine was followed by a long standing ovation of all attending the faculty dinner. Dr. Renner complimented Dr. Van Ameyde for his thirty years of dedicated service as a GFT in the Section of General Internal Medicine, during which he has made significant contributions to our Department in many different roles. Dr Van Ameyde was recognized, in particular, for the training and mentoring of physicians capable of practicing both, the art and the science of medicine. In fact, Ken Van Ameyde has shaped and continues to shape an entire generation of Internists in Winnipeg, throughout the province and beyond. Dr. Van Ameyde has won many teaching awards, has held numerous leadership and administrative positions, has made significant contributions to medical care, and has inspired and mentored a long list of physicians and trainees.
Please join us in congratulating Drs. Ken Van Ameyde, Joel Nkosi and Colette Seifer.
The strength of any department lies in its’ members and their achievements and awards. Congratulations are extended to:
Dr. Yoav Keynan, Section of Infectious Diseases, who has been named this year’s recipient of the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre’s Richard Hoeschen Memorial Award. The award consists of a $4,000 contribution to help offset the operating expenses for the supervision of a B.Sc. (Med) student at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Ryan Skrabek, Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, who received the 2017 Hy Dubo Educator of the Year Award in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Sepideh Pooyania, Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, who has been invited to be a member of the Best Practice Recommendation Guidelines for Stroke Care, 2017-2018 Writing Group.
Dr. Jonathon Bellas, Section of General Internal Medicine, who has been selected the recipient of the 2017 PA Educator Award by the Canadian Physician Assistant Education Association (CPAEA) and the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA).
The strength of any department lies in its’ members and their achievements and awards
Congratulations to Dr. Karen Ethans, Dr. Alan Casey and Dr. M. Tarhoni for winning a best poster presentation entitled:
“A Randomized Double – Blind, Placebo – Controlled, Cross – Over Trial Assessing the Effect of Tadalafil (Cialis) on the Cardiovascular Response in Men with Complete Spinal Cord Injury Above the Sixth Thoracic Level” at the American Urology Association Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in May 2017.
Congratulations to Dr. Shuangbo Liu, PGY-6, in the Adult Cardiology residency training program recipient of:
First Prize at the Annual Postgraduate Medical Education Resident Research “3 Minute Thesis Competition” Awarded for “Stent and ship: safety of early transfer of STEMI patients after PCI”
2017 Cardiology Trainee Teacher Award of the Year for excellence in teaching, nominated by medical students and residents
2017 Sanofi Canada/Heart & Stroke Foundation Award in Cardiology for excellence in research and scholarly activity
Dr. Brent Schacter completed his term as President of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) at the May annual meeting attended by 710 delegates from around the world. As Past-President, he will continue on the ISBER Executive Committee for a further year.
2017 Internal Medicine Residents’ Educator of the Year Award
Dr. Kulvir Badesha, General Internal Medicine
In recognition of his dedication and teaching excellence.
Dale Iwanoczko Award
Dr. Lindsay Torbiak
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Core Internal Medicine Residency Program demonstrating commitment, compassion, caring and integrity.