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Canadian Paediatric Society

2011 CPS awards recognize outstanding contributions to child and youth health

Apr 18 2011

The 2011 recipients are:

Dr. Noni MacDonald – Halifax, NS
Alan Ross Award

Dr. Noni MacDonald has been selected for the Society’s most prestigious honour, the Alan Ross Award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the care of children and youth. Dr. MacDonald is a professor of paediatrics at Dalhousie University with a clinical appointment in paediatric infectious diseases at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. A leader in paediatric infectious disease, she has made outstanding lifetime contributions as an advocate for children and youth health. Dr. MacDonald is the founding editor of Paediatrics & Child Health, the journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society, and remains its editor-in-chief.

Dr. Reginald Sauve – Calgary, AB
Distinguished Neonatologist Award
Geoffrey C. Robinson Award

Dr. Reginald Sauve is honoured with both the 2011 Distinguished Neonatologist Award, recognizing sustained contributions to the field of neonatology, as well as the Geoffrey C. Robinson Award, recognizing outstanding contributions to child and youth health through research in the field of population health or health services research. Dr. Sauve is a distinguished Neonatologist at Foothills Hospital, Professor of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary, and Director of the Perinatal Follow‐up Program at Alberta Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sauve is widely recognized as an international expert in neonatal follow‐up.

Dr. Jonathan Kronick – Halifax, NS
Michel Weber Education Award

The Michel Weber Education Award, recognizing a CPS member whose work in medical and/or inter-professional education has had a significant and positive impact on learners in child and youth health, goes to Dr. Jonathon Kronick. Dr. Kronick is professor and head of the Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University and admitting at IWK Health Centre. He is also a paediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Health Centre and the Atlantic Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Kronick has made a significant impact on the delivery of paediatric education in Canada and has been a true leader throughout his career.

Dr. Geoff Ball – Edmonton, AB
Young Investigator Award

Dr. Geoff Ball is the 2011 recipient of the Young Investigator Award, which recognizes the research accomplishments of a young investigator in child and youth health. Dr. Ball is a paediatric population health scientist at the University of Alberta. He established and currently directs the Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health in Edmonton. Dr. Ball has had an outstanding career as an administrative clinician, demonstrating superior performance in research and knowledge translation.

Dr. Denis Leduc – Montreal, QC
Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award

The 2011 Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award goes to Dr. Denis Leduc for his strong commitment to child and youth health and safety in his community. Dr. Denis Leduc, who practices in Montreal, is a past president of the Canadian Paediatric Society and co-editor of Well Beings: A Guide to Health in Child Care. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Paediatrics at McGill University Health Centre. Dr. Leduc has been instrumental in improving the profile of community paediatrics in Canada.

Dr. Ziad Solh. – Hamilton, ON
Noni MacDonald Award

The Noni MacDonald Award recognizes an article, published in Paediatrics & Child Health, which has positively affected paediatric medicine. The 2011 award goes to Practising what we preach: A look at healthy active living policy and practice in Canadian paediatric hospitals, and its authors Dr. Ziad Solh. The article explores the role of Canada’s paediatric hospitals in modelling and promoting healthy environments.

All CPS awards will be presented at the 88th CPS Annual Conference—June 15-18, 2011 in Quebec City.


About the Canadian Paediatric Society

The Canadian Paediatric Society is a national advocacy association that promotes the health needs of children and youth. Founded in 1922, the CPS represents more than 3,000 paediatricians, paediatric subspecialists and other child health professionals across Canada.


Last updated: Nov 13 2012