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June 2021

Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award – Award of Excellence

The Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award recognizes a student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement in their field of study and a commitment to enhancing student experience through their extracurricular leadership. Finalists not selected for the award are named UTAA Graduate Scholars.

We are very proud of our current MD/PhD student recipients of these prestigious awards as a result of their exceptional accomplishments.

Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Awardees

2021 - Matthaeus Ware, Department of Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine

2020 - Sachin Kumar, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine

2017 - Karan (Josh) Abraham, Faculty of Medicine

Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award – Award of Excellence

The Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award recognizes a student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement in their field of study and a commitment to enhancing student experience through their extracurricular leadership. Finalists not selected for the award are named UTAA Graduate Scholars.

We are very proud of our current MD/PhD student recipients of these prestigious awards as a result of their exceptional accomplishments.

Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Awardees

2021 - Matthaeus Ware, Department of Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine

2020 - Sachin Kumar, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine

2017 - Karan (Josh) Abraham, Faculty of Medicine

Alumnus

2010 - Sagar Dugani, Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine

UTAA Scholars

2021 - Kramay Patel, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Temerty Faculty of Medicine

2010 - Sagar Dugani, Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine

UTAA Scholars

2021 - Kramay Patel, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Temerty Faculty of Medicine

May 2021

Delighted to announce Dr. Allison McGeer & Dr. Aaron Schimmer as the 2021 Norman Rosenblum Award for Excellence in Mentorship in the MD/PhD Program winners. Thank you for your support of our future clinician scientists! 

Proud of Matthaeus Ware for receiving the 2021 Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award for his outstanding leadership and commitment to academic excellence. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Kramay Patel for earning the UTAA Graduate Scholar Award for his service to the community and academic excellence.

2021 MD/PhD graduates with matches. Nicholas Howell, Internal Medicine, UofT; Patrick Steadman, Neurology, UofT; Matt Carr, Plastic Surgery, UBC; Shrey Sindhwani, internal Medicine, uofT, John Soleas, Internal Medicine, Alberta, Karan (Josh) Abraham, Pedi

April 2021

Congratulations to our MD/PhD graduates on match day!

March 2021

The newly launched Mohammad and Zeynab Asadi-Lari Award recognizes a MD/PhD student who has demonstrated excellence in innovation and brought about positive change. This award is named in memory of Mohammad Asadi-Lari and his sister Zeynab Asadi-Lari. Mohammad and Zeynab were both highly accomplished young students who were passionate about science. Mohammad focused on empowering youth to be changemakers and innovators. He believed you could achieve global effects by acting locally. This award reminds us that even if we start small, we can all play a role in building a better world.

Dr. Gelareh Zadeh was the keynote speaker for the bi-annual MD/PhD Mentorship Symposium.

February 2021

Bill Shi received the Dina Gordon Prize for Best Oral Award presentation at the 2021 Medical Student Research Day (MSRD) about low cost, mobile glaucoma treatment for rural communities.

Jillian Macklin received the Dina Gordon Prize for best MD/PhD Poster for her work on a new healthcare management pathway for people experiencing homelessness and heart failure in Toronto.

January 2021

MD/PhD students celebrated the life of Mohammad Asadi Lari on the first anniversary of the Flight 752 disaster. 

Felipe Morgado and Vinyas Harish publish about AI and Clinical Decision Making 

Jillian Macklin receives the SPOR Seed Grant.