PHRI Scientist Michael McGillion has been named recipient of the 2022 Canadian Association of the Schools of Nursing (CASN) Nursing Research Excellence Award. He is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, McMaster University.
McGillion co-leads, with PHRI Senior Scientist PJ Devereaux, the Digital Health research program at PHRI. They are co-PIs of studies including the ongoing PVC-RAM-3 and VISION-2, looking at the science of virtual care and remote automated patient monitoring, as well as smart, mobile integrated technologies for ageing-in-place.
McGillion is also a co-recipient of the largest federal research infrastructure funding in 2021 – for a perioperative and cancer outcomes through excellence and application of virtual technologies (PROTECT) laboratory underway in Hamilton, Ontario.
Among the comments of those who nominated McGillion for the CASN Nursing Research Excellence Award were:
“Mike McGillion is a world leader in virtual nursing care… who has engaged nursing trainees to be leaders who are now themselves recognized as leaders and key experts.”
CASN noted that McGillion, among other qualities, demonstrated “sustained research activity in a substantive area of relevance to nursing practice, education, and research or policy development; commitment to mentorship of students and colleagues engaged in the research process; and leadership in strengthening the profile of nursing research within academic, service and/or non-profit sector organizations.”
Fellow faculty at the McMaster School of Nursing, Joanna Pierazzo, was selected as the recipient of the 2022 CASN Academic Administrative Excellence Award, for work that included “initiating integration of Indigenous health knowledge throughout the undergraduate curriculum.”
The CASN virtual Awards Recognition Event will take place on Monday, November 21, 2022.