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Annual Research Awards 2017
The CHEO Research Institute celebrated five of its staff members with the presentation of its Research Awards on December 21, 2017, recognizing the recipients’ dedication to making discoveries today for healthier kids tomorrow. Creating a dynamic learning environment, invaluable contribution and tremendous skill are just a few ways that award recipients were described by their nominators.
Outstanding Investigator
One award presented to a researcher for their outstanding achievements over the past few years as evidenced by funding, publications, national or international reputation and discoveries that have the potential to impact healthcare at CHEO and around the world. 
Recipient: Ahmed Nasr  

Outstanding Trainee 
One award presented to recognize a trainee’s outstanding achievements in research. This is based on high academic achievement (including publications, presentations and awards), personal leadership qualities and demonstrated research ability. Submissions can be for either bench or bed side research.  All level of trainees may be nominated including Undergraduates or Graduate Students, or Postdoctoral Fellows, and self-nomination is permitted with a letter from a supervisor. 
Recipient: Matthew Michalicka 
Outstanding Research Mentor
One award presented to an individual who provides outstanding research mentorship and has the ability to inspire others. This person coaches and encourages others to succeed in fulfilling the CHEO RI’s mission to conduct research in a dynamic learning environment and translates that knowledge into practice. 
Recipient: Dennis Bulman 
Outstanding Research Coordinator
One award presented to a research coordinator for his or her outstanding contribution towards the conduct of research at the CHEO RI. This person embodies the CHEO RI’s core values of excellence, passion, integrity, creativity and collaboration. This persons’ project management skills are essential to the success of each research project from inception through to publication.
Recipient: JoAnne Whittingham  

Spirit of the RI (Individual or Team)

One award presented to an individual or team at the CHEO RI who best exemplifies our core values: excellence, passion, integrity, creativity and collaboration.
Recipient: Victor Konji 
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