Recognition & Awards

PHRI Researcher Honours and Awards

PHRI researchers are recipients of some of the most respected awards in medical research. Recognized by peers, national as well as international governments and highly esteemed organizations the world over, PHRI’s researchers collectively hold more than 140 awards and recognitions.

Prizes and Recognition

    • The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductee: Salim Yusuf
    • The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award – for leadership in medicine and medical science: Salim Yusuf
    • Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Research Achievement Award: Stuary Connolly
    • Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists’ Award of Excellence for 2014: Matt McQueen
    • International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine’s (IFCC) Distinguished Clinical Chemist Award: Matt McQueen
    • Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Awards. (Allan Skanes, Marie-Josee Martin, Jeff Healey, Atul Verma, Robin Kinch): Jeff Healey
    • Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Programs Outstanding Achievement Award: Richard Whitlock
    • American College of Cardiology International Service Award: Salim Yusuf
    • International Honorary Member of the Japanese Circulation Society: Salim Yusuf
    • Officer of the Order of Canada: Salim Yusuf
    • Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation/Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Henry Friesen Award: Salim Yusuf
    • Robarts Research Institute - J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine,: Salim Yusuf
    • Mrs. Asha Verma Memorial Translational Lectures in Cardiovascular Medicine Award: Guillaume Pare
    • Thomson-Reuters Science Watch: “Hottest scientific researchers in 2012”. The ASSERT trial was the 38th most cited scientific paper in 2012 (#16 in Medicine): Jeff Healey
    • Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee (Min. Harinder Takhar): Sonia Anand
    • Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical & Scientific Section Lifetime Achievement Award “for a lifetime commitment to research excellence and longstanding contribution to the Canadian diabetes community as a leader in diabetes research”: Hertzel Gerstein
    • CANNeCTIN (Canadian Network and Center for Trials Internationally) Research Achievement Award “for an individual who has focused on building and facilitating collaborative research in Canada and beyond”: Hertzel Gerstein
    • Lifetime Achievement Award, Texas Neurological Society: Robert Hart
    • Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Program Excellence Award: Michael Walsh
    • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (Canada): Salim Yusuf
    • CIHR Institute of Genetics Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Finalist Prize: Guillaume Pare
    • Thomson Reuters Science Watch: Ranked Second in “Hottest Researchers of 2011” - the most influential scientific researchers and research papers of the year: Salim Yusuf
    • Research Honoree, Hamilton Health Sciences Research Gala: Stuart Connolly
    • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) Top Achievements in Health Research National Award, for the PeriOperative ISchemic Evaluation (POISE) Trial: PJ Devereaux
    • Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique in Brussels - Professor Pierre Rijland Award: Carlos Morillo
    • CIHR/CMAJ award for the Top Achievements in Health Research: Perioperative Ischemic Evaluation (POISE) trial: Salim Yusuf
    • International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences Medal of Merit: Salim Yusuf
    • 2010 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in the Trailblazers & Trendsetters: Sonia Anand
    • Romanian Federation of Diabetes - Prize of Excellence from the, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases for “his Exceptional Contribution to the Development of Modern Diabetology” (Sept 2010): Hertzel Gerstein
    • AHA/ASA - Top Ten Advances in Cardiovascular Research in 2010: The ACCORD Trial: Hertzel Gerstein
    • AHA /ASA -Top Ten Advances in Cardiovascular Research in 2010: The ACCORD Study Group, RE-LY study group, AVERROES study group: Salim Yusuf
    • American Stroke Association Top Ten Advances in Stroke Research in 2010: INTERSTROKE Investigators: Salim Yusuf
    • Diabetologia Journal, Editor’s Choice for December 2010: INTERHEART A1C Paper: Hertzel Gerstein
    • Dr. Robert Beamish Leadership Award: Salim Yusuf
    • CIHR Institute of Genetics Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Prize: Guillaume Pare
    • One of the 10 most Influential Hispanic-Canadians in Canada: Carlos Morillo
    • Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce Professional Female Award: Sonia Anand
    • Lifetime Career Feature in European Heart Journal, CardioPulse: Salim Yusuf
    • POISE paper identified as fast breaking paper in field of clinical medicine by Thomson Reuters’ Essential Science Indicators: P.J. Devereaux
    • St. John’s Medical College - Distinguished Alumni Award: Salim Yusuf
    • European Society of Cardiology Gold Medal: Salim Yusuf
    • American Heart Association Clinical Research Award: Salim Yusuf
    • Best Researcher, Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiologia: Carlos Morillo
    • International Symposium on Cardiopulmonary Prevention/Rehabilitation Career Achievement Award: Salim Yusuf
    • Canadian Diabetes Association Charles H. Best Award: Hertzel Gerstein
    • McMaster University Dept. of Medicine - Jack Hirsh Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement: Salim Yusuf
    • Canadian Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage Award: Salim Yusuf
    • Maclean’s magazine Reader’s Choice Poll for Achievement of the Year in Healthcare (DREAM) - Finalist: Hertzel Gerstein
    • Cardiovascular Nursing Research Excellence Award, Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses: Heather Arthur
    • Ethel Meade Award, Ontario Health Coalition: P.J. Devereaux
    • Rick Gallop Award for Research Excellence, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario: Arya Sharma
    • Michael Smith Prize in Research Finalist, CIHR: Salim Yusuf
    • INTERHEART paper selected for inclusion in “Vintage papers from the Lancet” Salim Yusuf

Career Support Awards

    • L. Lavern Cook Estate Award for Cardiovascular Research: Catherine Demers
    • KT Canada Psychological Theory in Knowledge Translation Sponsorship: JD Schwalm
    • EJ Moran Campbell Internal Career Research Award: Harriette Van Spall
    • ICAO-Lilly Research Award: Natalia Yakubovich
    • Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program (KRESCENT) Infrastructure Award: Michael Walsh
    • Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program (KRESCENT) New Investigator Award: Michael Walsh
    • New Investigator’s Fund, Hamilton Health Sciences: Andrew Mente
    • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Career Investigator Award: PJ Devereaux
    • Medicine Internal Career Award: Natalia Yakubovich
    • Canadian Institutes of Health Research/ Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Society of Nephrology – Salary Award: Michael Walsh
    • CIHR Institute of Genetics - Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Prize: Guillaume Pare
    • KT Canada Summer Institute Sponsorship: JD Schwalm
    • Population Health Research Scientist Award: Eva Lonn
    • Hamilton Health Sciences - Research Early Career Award,: Andrew Mente
    • Canada Research Chair: Guillaume Pare
    • Ontario Graduate Scholarship: Natalia Yakubovich
    • McMaster University Young Investigator’s Career Award: Sanjit Jolly
    • Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Research Career Award: Jeff Healey
    • Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Research Career Award: Jeff Healey
    • Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Research Career Award: Zubin Punthakee
    • Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation - Joe Doupe Young Investigator Award: P.J. Devereaux
    • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award: Andrew Mente
    • McMaster University- Early Career Award: Sanjit Jolly
    • CIHR New Investigator Award: P.J. Devereaux
    • HSFO – Career Investigator Award: P.J. Devereaux
    • Hamilton Health Sciences Research Achievements Project Profile: Sonia Anand
    • Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of Ontario, Career Scientist Award: Catherine Demers
    • Salim Yusuf Chair in Cardiology: Stuart Connolly

Teaching Awards

    • CIHR-ICRH Distinguished Lecturer in Cardiovascular Sciences Award: Stuart Connolly
    • McMaster University, Ernest Fallen Excellence in Teaching Award: Jeff Healey
    • McMaster University, Ernest Fallen Award for Teaching Excellence PJ Devereaux
    • Neurology Resident’s Best Teacher Award, McMaster University: Robert Hart
    • Mentoring/Supervision Excellence Award 2010-2011 (chosen by Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Graduate Students): Dept of CE&B: Hertzel Gerstein
    • Italian Society of Cardiology Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award: Salim Yusuf
    • Dept. of Clinical Epi. & Biostatistics Mentorship Excellence Award: Hertzel Gerstein
    • McMaster University, School of Rehabilitation Science - Contribution to the School Award: Jackie Bosch
    • Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Teaching Excellence Award: Sonia Anand
    • McMaster University - Teaching Excellence Award: Janice Pogue
    • CIHR - Randomized Controlled Trials Mentorship Program: Jeff Healey
    • CIHR - Clinical Trials Mentoring Program: Martin O’Donnell


    • Canada Research Chair in Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology (Tier II): Guillaume Pare
    • Michael DeGroote Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair Endowed Chair in Population Health Research: Sonia Anand
    • Raymond and Margaret Labarge Chair in Research and Knowledge Application for Optimal Aging: Parminder Raina
    • Salim Yusuf Chair in Cardiology: Stuart Connolly
    • Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Cardiovascular Medicine, CIHR (2005-2009 and 2010-2014): John Eikelboom
    • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing: Heather Arthur William Walsh Chair in General Internal Medicine: Martin O’Donnell
    • Eli Lilly May Cohen Chair in Women's Health: Sonia Anand
    • Population Health Institute Chair in Diabetes Research: Hertzel Gerstein
    • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Chair in Cardiovascular Disease: Salim Yusuf
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