2016 Recipients - Paediatric Academic Leadership Awards

Clinician Practitioner

Dr. Heather Dean

The Paediatric Chairs of Canada congratulate Dr. Heather Dean as PCC’s recipient of the 2016 Paediatric Academic Leadership - Clinician Practitioner Award.

This award is being presented to Dr. Dean, of the University of Manitoba, in recognition as an outstanding clinician in paediatric endocrinology and metabolism, and as an academic leader and researcher for 32 years.  Dr. Dean has made significant and influential contributions as the first pediatric endocrinologist in Manitoba, including the exemplary vision to establish an inter-professional Diabetes Education Resource for Children and Adolescents. 

Through exemplary work with the First Nations in Manitoba, Dr. Dean was the first to describe Type 2 diabetes in children at a time when few thought this was possible.  Her passion also lead her to establish the internationally recognized Maestro, one of the first transition programs in Canada for adolescent patients with Type 1 and 2 diabetes moving to adult care. An exceptional awardee and Dr. Dean's academic career is a reflection of her tremendous success!

It is with enthusiasm that Dr. Dean's colleagues recognize and celebrate her contributions to the international and national paediatric healthcare communities! 

 

Clinician Educator

Dr. Farhan Bhanji

The Paediatric Chairs of Canada congratulate Dr. Farhan Bhanji as PCC’s recipient of the 2016 Paediatric Academic Leadership - Clinician Educator Award.

This award is being presented to Dr. Bhanji, of McGill University, in recognition of his multiple leadership roles in medical education at the local, national and international level.  It is said that he always seeks to find the “teaching moment” that rewards learners.  Dr. Bhanji is also acknowledged as one of the first physicians to undergo formal post-graduate training in education. Equally impressive is that he has transcended the discipline of paediatrics in his leadership role at the Royal College which is a rare accomplishment.  

Dr. Bhanji's outstanding success in simulation education and his role with the American Heart Association as well as the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, is quite remarkable.  His efforts are actively shaping how resuscitation after cardiac arrest is both undertaken and taught.   Dr. Bhanji's impact on a daily basis serves as a role model to his peers and younger physicians. His has an impressive track record as a dually certified clinician, administrator, researcher and renowned educator.

It is with enthusiasm that Dr. Bhanji's colleagues recognize and celebrate his contributions to the local, national and international paediatric healthcare communities! 

 

Clinician Investigator

Dr. Michael Rieder

The Paediatric Chairs of Canada congratulate Dr. Michael Rieder as PCC’s recipient of the 2016 Paediatric Academic Leadership - Clinician Investigator Award.

This award is being presented to Dr. Rieder, of the University of Western Ontario, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology and the many leadership roles he has successfully undertaken.  His focus on drug safety and critical findings surrounding adverse drug events in children and adults has assured him a place of distinction amongst his peers. The numerous awards Dr. Rieder has received are a testament to his leadership as an educator, mentor and researcher.  

It is notable that Dr. Rieder is the only endowed Chair in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology in Canada as well as a key member of the Canadian Pharmacogenomics Network for Drug Safety.  

It is with enthusiasm that Dr. Rieder's colleagues recognize and celebrate his contributions over the past 25 years to the international and national paediatric healthcare communities!