Dr. Mark Gillrie – CIHR Fellowship Success

Dr. Mark Gillrie has been awarded a CIHR Fellowship (Health Professional category), ranking in the top 5 amongst his peers. Mark is currently finishing up advanced training in the area of 3D tissue culture at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (supported by a Department of Medicine Fellowship Award). Congratulations Mark!

Drs. Karen Rimmer and Rhea Varughese – 2017 PLC Physician Merit Awards

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Karen Rimmer and Dr. Rhea Varughese on their recognition as Physicians of Merit at the PLC Medical Staff Celebration of Excellence on April 19th. Photos of the event can be found here.

Fracture Liaison Service – President’s Excellence Award

The members of the U of C Section of Geriatric Medicine have partnered with the Bone and Joint Health SCN and others to provide the Fracture Liaison Service within Calgary area hospitals. This program has just been announced as a winner of an AHS President’s Excellence Award for Innovation and Research.

Drs. Anshula Ambasta & Sachin Pendharkar – 2018 DOM Analytics Grant

Dr. Richard Leigh, Dr. Ward Flemons, Dr. Anshula Ambasta, Dr. Sachin Pendharkar, and Ed Enns The Department of Medicine, through the Health Analytics Working Group (HAWG), awarded two grants of $30,000 each to Dr. Sachin Pendharkar and Dr. Anshula Ambasta. These grants will assist in the development of measures related to patient experience at the FMC Sleep Centre and complex General Internal Medicine inpatients.

Dr. Caley Shukalek – 2018 Dr. Subrata Ghosh Fellowship Award

Drs. Caley Shukalek and Richard Leigh The Department of Medicine is very pleased to announce Dr. Caley Shukalek (General Internal Medicine) as this year’s recipient of the Dr. Subrata Ghosh Fellowship Award.
Dr. Shukalek is pursuing a Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health with a primary goal to advance health and wellness among underserviced populations in Calgary. Dr. Shukalek plans to focus his skills on Chronic Complex Disease Management at the Southern Alberta Clinic to optimize management of common chronic diseases through development of a multi-disciplinary, patient-centered care model. He will also pursue opportunities through the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School to gain valuable leadership skills that will be applied to improve care for patients in Alberta. Congratulations Caley! We would like to add that all of this year’s applicants were of the highest quality and we wish each and every one of you great success in pursuit of high quality, advanced fellowship training.