Merit Award Winners
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty Merit Awards are designed to provide matched funding to support a faculty member’s research career in one of two categories: 1) as a clinician investigator (CI) or clinician educator (CE) (one protected academic day/week), or 2) as a clinician scientist (CS) (two protected academic days/week). The following faculty members have been awarded the Junior Faculty Awards and Merit Awards to aid them in completeing the following studies. For more information on these awards, click here.
Junior Faculty Awards
This award is for an individual recently commencing their career at a UofT Hospital. This award category is open to any recently hired faculty member within 3 years of commencing employment. Any individual who is already fully funded for their research job description within their hospital environment is considered to be within the community of JFA recipients. These awards can also be extended.
|Stefania Ronzoni||Endotoxin: a novel biomarker to detect intrauterine infection as a cause of spontaneous preterm birth||July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020||Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre|
|Eliane Shore||Enhancing Surgical Performance Through Simulation and Technology||July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020||St. Michael's Hospital|
|Andrea Simpson||Minimally invasive gynaecologic surgery, endometrial hyperplasia and malignancy, and other topics in health services research||July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2022||St. Michael's Hospital|
|John Snelgrove||Reproductive, perinatal, and mental health outcomes following severe maternal morbidity||July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2022||Mount Sinai Hospital|
|Tim Van Mieghem||Advancing diagnosis and treatment for fetuses with central nervous system anomalies||July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020||Mount Sinai Hospital|
Applicants select either the clinician investigator or clinician educator award (2 years) or the clinician scientist award (4 years). Each type of award requires a parallel match in both the duration of time and funds from the hospital. Individuals in the JFA program will graduate in alignment with commencement of new CI, CE and CS awards. In exceptional circumstances, transition will be possible from a JFA to a 4-year Clinician Scientist award. Any individual who has continuing hospital salary support for their research job description is considered to be within the community of Merit Award recipients.
A. Novel intraoperative detection of malignancy and novel classification and treatment for endometrial cancer.
B. Reducing ovarian cancer mortality through risk stratification and prevention
|July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020||Mount Sinai Hospital|
A. Pregnancy and Women with Physical Disabilities
B. Increasing Vaginal Birth through the use of High Volume Foley Catheters for Cervical Ripening
|July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020||Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre|
|Crystal Chan||Elucidating the molecular dialogue between endometrium and embryo at the time of implantation to improve in vitro fertilization outcomes||July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020||Mount Sinai Hospital|
|Rohan D'Souza||Engaging pregnant women and other stakeholders in the development of core-outcome sets for studies on high-risk pregnancies: a mixed-methods study||July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2022||Mount Sinai Hospital|
|Sarah Ferguson||Targeting the Immune Microenvironment of Microsatellite Instable Non-Serous Ovarian Carcinoma||July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020||
Mount Sinai Hospital
|Nucelio Lemos||Improving Diagnosis and Surgical Care in Intrapelvic Nerve Entrapments||July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020||Women's College Hospital|
|Ann Malinowski||Haematology in Pregnancy Research Program||July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020||
Mount Sinai Hospital
|Taymaa May||Whole genome and transcriptome sequencing to improve personalized care of women with ovarian low grade serous carcinoma||July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020||University Health Network|
|Nir Melamed||Investigating the pathophysiologic basis and optimal management of preterm birth, fetal growth, preeclampsia and other pregnancy complications in twin gestations.||July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2022||Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre|