Dr. Jonathon Bellas, Section of General Internal Medicine, received the 2017 PA Educator Award at the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) President’s Gala on October 28, 2017 in Ottawa.
This national award honours an individual who has made a significant impact on the education of Physician Assistants in Canada in both the clinical and academic components of the program and in the advancement of PA education in Canada.
Dr. Bellas is the Medical Director of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program at the University of Manitoba.
On behalf of Dr. E. Renner, Dr. N. Hajidiacos and the Department of Internal Medicine we extend our congratulations to Dr. Bellas on receipt of the 2017 PA Educator Award.
Global Biobank Week provides a global platform for comprehensive discussion and collaboration on activities important to biobanking and biopreservation of samples and data for research.
Dr. Brent Schacter, Section of Medical Oncology & Hematology, was the Vice-Chair of Global Biobank Week held in Stockholm, Sweden in September. The meeting attracted 860 participants, making it the largest biobanking conference ever held.
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