Honours

THE CY FRANK DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD OF FRIENDS OF CIHR

This Award (formerly known as “The FCIHR Distinguished Service Award”) was renamed in 2015 to honour the memory of Dr. Cy Frank, an accomplished leader, surgical scientist and enlightened supporter of our association. The Award is presented in recognition of exceptional contribution by a Member to the advancement of the FCIHR mission and goals.

The Award

The Cy Frank Distinguished Service Award is in the form of a certificate bearing a citation and is bestowed at a suitable event on the FCIHR calendar, which should take place at a public venue.

Recipients of The Cy Frank Distinguished Service Award of Friends of CIHR

2016 Dr. Douglas R. Wilson

Recipients of the FCIHR Distinguished Service Award

2011 Mr. Patrick Lafferty
2005 Dr. Henry G. Friesen
2003 Dr. Charles Hollenberg (posthumous)
2002
Dr. Calvin Stiller (inaugural honouree)

Nomination

Nominations are submitted from within the membership. The Awardee is selected by an ad-hoc Awards Committee appointed by the Board of Directors. Final approval of the Committee selection rests with the Board.

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THE FRIENDS OF CIHR FOUNDERS’ AWARD

This Award newly introduced in September 2010 recognizes an individual of high scientific achievement who has advanced the fields of research and/or enterprise in Canadian Biomedicine.

Individuals who have been involved in the early phase of the establishment of FCIHR and prior to that, Alumni & Friends of MRC, are candidates for this recognition.

The Executive of FCIHR will advise the President on a suitable candidate.

THE AWARD

The Award includes an invitation to speak in a scientific Forum, designated as the “Founders’ Award Lecture”.

Recipients of the FCIHR Founders’ Award

Dr. Michel Chrétien (2015)
Dr. Duncan Stewart (2010)

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THE FRIENDS OF CIHR AWARD OF HONOUR

This Award is presented to the individual or organization whose work has made a notable contribution to health research in Canada.
The Award of Honour recognizes individuals in the lay community, organizations, or corporations who have contributed significantly to FCIHR and its mandate.

The Award

The award is in the form of a scroll suitable for framing and is presented during an appropriate event on the FCIHR calendar. This may be a dinner, annual meeting, scientific award ceremony, or other similar event, and may be a public occasion.

Recipients of the FCIHR Award of Honour

2004
Dr. Peter Walker for the Faculty of Medicine University of Ottawa
Dr. Robert Korneluk

Nomination

Nominations for this award may emanate from members of FCIHR, from volunteer Health Agencies, from CIHR Institute Scientific Directors, from Chairs of Institute Advisory Boards, or from health researchers. An appointed Awards Committee of the Board of Directors evaluates nominations. Final approval of the Committee selection rests with the Board.

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THE FRIENDS OF CIHR LECTURE

From time to time, the Friends of CIHR sponsors a Lecture in collaboration with national meetings or special conferences that highlight topics and themes consistent with FCIHR goals and purposes. The Lecture may be linked to the Awards program of FCIHR or can be an independent presentation. In the first instance, FCIHR has undertaken this initiative in collaboration with the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (CSCI) in order to reach young investigators early in their professional careers.

Recipients of the FCIHR Lecture

Dr. Linda Rabeneck (2016)
Dr. Michel Chrétien (2015)