Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society
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Past Winners - Research Recognition Award


2016: Dr Richard Hall
The Research Recognition Award honours a senior investigator who has contributed to and sustained major contributions in anesthesia research in Canada.

2015: Dr Ban Tsui
The Research Recognition Award honours a senior investigator who has contributed to and sustained major contributions in anesthesia research in Canada.

2014: Dr Orlando Hung
The Research Recognition Award honours a senior investigator who has sustained major contributions in anesthesia research in Canada.

2013: Dr Andrew Baker
In recognition of excellence in research and sustained contributions to the knowledge base and practice of anesthesiology.

2012: Dr Scott Beattie
In recognition of significant research in and major contributions to anesthesia and perioperative medicine.

2011: Dr Alan Mutch
In recognition of outstanding research and contributions to the knowledge base of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine.

2010: Dr Davy Cheng
In recognition of outstanding research and contributions to the knowledge base and standards of practice in the field of cardiac anesthesia.

2009: Dr David Mazer
In recognition of outstanding research and contributions to the knowledge base of cardiovascular physiology applied to clinical anesthesia.

2008: Dr John Murkin
In recognition of outstanding contributions to the knowledge base of our specialty through research into Protection of the Brain during Cardiac Surgery.

2007: Dr Frances Chung
In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the knowledge base of our specialty through her research into peri-operative care and outcomes in ambulatory anesthesia.

2006: Dr Beverley Orser
In recognition of her exceptional contributions to the knowledge base of the specialty through research into molecular and cellular mechanisms of anesthetic action, and her work in preventing medication-related adverse events and enhancing patient safety.

2005: Dr Howard Nathan
University of Ottawa Anesthesia Department Head Dr Homer Yang presented this year's Research Recognition Award to winner Dr Howard Nathan, also from Ottawa. The award had been bestowed in recognition of Dr Nathan's sustained and outstanding contributions as a career scientist to basic and clinical research in the field of cardiac anesthesia. This researcher's remarkable career covered work that ranged from myocardial ischemia and the role of anesthetic agents to neurological injury after cardiac surgery. For the former research, Dr Nathan achieved both national and international recognition within the anesthesia research community.

2004: Dr François Donati
Dr François Donati from Montreal accepted the Society's Research Recognition Award with much gratitude. His sustained major contributions to anesthesia research in Canada, which have advanced the scientific and clinical practice of anesthesia nationally and internationally, were recognized by Dr Miller. Dr Donati's innovative and insightful research on pharmacology of neuromuscular drugs, physiology of neuromuscular monitoring and reversal of neuromuscular blockage were acknowledged. His patience, kindness and unselfish nature towards his students and colleagues were recognized, as was his excellence in patient care and his outstanding ability to balance clinical anesthesia responsibilities, with research, education, mentoring and family.

2003: Dr Ian R Thomson
Dr Ian Thomson from Winnipeg was this year's recipient of the CAS Research Recognition Award presented in recognition of his sustained and outstanding contributions to research in the fields of cardiovascular anesthesia, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Most appropriately, Dr Earl Wynands presented the award to Dr Thomson to a standing ovation.


2002: Dr Jerrold Lerman
Dr Jerrold Lerman, formerly from Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and now working in Buffalo, New York, is this year's recipient of the CAS Research Recognition Award. Dr Don Miller presented the award, noting that it was made in recognition of Dr Lerman's sustained and outstanding contributions to research, in the fields of pediatric anesthesia and clinical pharmacology.

2001: Dr Mary Morris
The CAS Research Recognition Award was presented to Dr Mary Morris, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to research and teaching in the fields of neurophysiology and pharmacology.

2000: Dr Adrian Gelb
The CAS Research Recognition Award was presented to Dr Adrian Gelb, whose family witnessed the ceremony with obvious pride. A presentation by Dr Douglas Craig described Dr Gelb's pursuit of excellence in the integration of basic sciences and neuroanesthesia to enhance the knowledge base of the specialty.

1999: Dr Alison Froese
Congratulations to Dr Alison Froese from Kingston, Ontario, who accepted the CAS Research Recognition Award after an introduction by Dr Peter Duncan summarizing the outstanding contributions made by this important Canadian researcher. 

Previous recipients
1998: Dr Roger Maltby
1997: Dr Ronald Melzack
1996: Dr Beverly Britt
1995: Dr Richard Knill
1994: No Winner
1993: (Inception) Dr Werner Kalow

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