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 Young Investigator Grant Competition, sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine, will be held on an annual basis to support research activities of junior faculty members (with less than 5 years since their initial appointment) within the Department of Internal Medicine.
The purpose of the grant is to allow a young investigator to generate preliminary results that will enable him/her to subsequently apply for an extramural grant, i.e. the Department’s Young Investigator grant is meant to serve as seed money for starting a research career.
Please see the Terms of Reference on our department wiki for details.
Should you have any questions, touch base with your Section Head or the Department’s Managing Director, Dale Gustafson.
NOTE: Deadline for Submission is Jan 1, 2018 .
Drs. Allan Garland and Bojan Paunovic, Section Heads Critical Care Medicine, are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Marcus Blouw, as the new PGME Program Director, Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Blouw will be succeeding the current Program Director, Dr. Faisal Siddiqui effective July 1, 2017.
Marcus Blouw received his Medical Degree from the University of Manitoba. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Respirology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Blouw provides in-patient services in both the Sections of Critical Care and Respiratory, and out-patient services in Respiratory Medicine. He is actively involved in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and serves on the PGME Education Committees for both Respirology and Critical Care, and the Quality Improvement Committee for Critical Care. Dr. Blouw is a grant recipient for ongoing joint research efforts between the Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Psychiatry.
We welcome Dr. Marcus Blouw to his new role, and thank Dr. Faisal Siddiqui for his over six-year stewardship of this important position.
We welcome and look forward to working with the following individuals who will be starting in our training programs in July.
- Reyna Altook, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
- Anas Alzahrani, King Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia
- Hillary Bews, University of Manitoba
- Ingrid Hougen, University of Manitoba
- Caroline Hougen, University of Manitoba
- Avni Jain, University College of Birmingham, UK
- Robert Kudlovich, McMaster University
- Allison Love, University of Manitoba
- Ziran Meng, University of Manitoba
- Alexey Mylnikov, University of Manitoba
- Michael Onotera, University of Manitoba
- Galia Pollock, University of Manitoba
- Christie Rampersad, University of Manitoba
- Dale Séguin, University of Ottawa
- Kelvin Tran, University of Alberta
- Kelsey Uminski, University of Manitoba
- Evan Wiens, University of Manitoba
- Charlie Yang, NUI Galway School of Medicine, Ireland
- Caleb Yeung, University of Manitoba
- Conrad Goerz, University of Manitoba
- Anthony Wan, University of Toronto
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:
- Ans Sabzwari, University of Manitoba
- Dayna Smordin, University of Alberta
- Judy Luu, U of S
- Christopher Hayes, U of M
- Asem Suliman, Memorial
- Joel Scott-Herridge, U of M
Clinical Immunology & Allergy:
- Colin Barber, U of M
- Jacqueline Mouris, Memorial
Critical Care Medicine:
- Rajat Sharma, U of M
- William (Keith) Cumming, McMaster
Endocrinology & Metabolism:
- Lauren Garbutt, U of M
- Eyal Kraut, Queen’s
General Internal Medicine:
- Graham Duff, U of M
- Rachel Fainstein, U of M
- Britanny Perija, U of M
- Christian Hanson, Memorial
- Amina (Sarah) Henni, U of M
- Terry Colbourne, U of M
- Justin Ling, U of M (starting Aug. 24)
- Evan Orlikow, U of M
- Cairistin McDougall, U of C
Chief Medical Residents:
- Kevin Brown
- Rae-Kiran Jhinger
- Rhys Sharkey
Senior Academic Residents:
- Esther Kim
- Paramvir Virdi
The project: “Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Defining the Impact, Severity and Natural History of NAFLD in Canadian First-Nations and non-First Nations Communities”
- Term: 5 years
- Approved total funding amount: $2,031,075.
- Principal Investigator (PI): Julia Uhanova, Section of Hepatology,
Gerald Minuk, Section of Hepatology,
Brenda Elias, Department of Community Health Sciences;
Robert Tate, Department of Community Health Sciences
Byron Beardy, Four Arrows Regional Health Authority
The project: Promotion of breastfeeding for preventing type 2 diabetes and obesity In First Nations mothers and children in communities.
- Term: 3 years
- Approved total funding amount: $424,575.
- Principal Investigator (PI): Gary Shen Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism
- Co-investigators: Sora Ludwig, Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism
The project: Heparin anticoagulation to improve outcomes in septic shock: The HALO International Phase II efficacy RCT
- Term: 3 years
- Principal Investigators: Ryan Zarychanski (Nominated), Anand Kumar, and Dean Fergusson
- Co Applicants: Alejandria M, Yvette Barez, Cook DJ, Turgeon AF, Marshall JC, Fox-Robichaud A, McIntyre LA, Ramsay T, Green R, and Murdoch Leeies (Critical Care Fellow)
- Canadian Institute of Health Research ($631,000) – International sites and trial infrastructure
- CancerCare Manitoba Foundation ($120,000) – Patients enrolled in Manitoba
- Philippine Council for Health Research & Development ($125,000)–Patients enrolled in Philippines
This international trial will be directed from Manitoba, but will enroll patients from several high, middle and low income countries.
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.