Four Faculty researcher receive salary awards

Four researchers from the Faculty and two research trainees were successful in recent applications for salary awards. The funding, from both internal and external sources, will allow researchers to devote more time to research activities and help new investigators establish a body of research that will allow them to compete for competitive grants.

Four researchers from the Faculty were successful in recent applications for salary awards. The funding, from both internal and external sources, will allow researchers to devote more time to research activities and help new investigators establish a body of research that will allow them to compete for competitive grants. Two graduate students also received training awards to help them engage in their research training.

The following Faculty members received funding:

Dr. Maryam Tabrizian was awarded a James McGill Professor award for her work in the development of novel interfaces for improved interaction of biomaterials with biological environments.

Dr. Arkady Khoutorsky earned both a William Dawson Scholar and a Chercheur Boursier Junior 1 from FRQ-S for his work in translational control mechanisms in chronic pain.

Dr. Marc O. Martel won a Chercheur Boursier Junior 1 from FRQ-S for his work in opioid misuse and addiction among patients with chronic pain.

Dr. Raphael de Souza was awarded a Chercheur Boursier Clinicien from FRQ-S for his work with new strategies and treatment modalities for edentulous patients.

PhD Candidate Raissa Passos dos Santos won a PhD training award for her work in advancing ethical care for children with medical complexity in Brazil.

PhD candidate Haider Al-Waeli earned a PhD training award for his work in Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs’ chronotherapy and bone healing.

In 2000, McGill created two internal recognition awards, the William Dawson Scholars and the James McGill Professors. Created in parallel with the federal Canada Research Chair (CRC) program, these McGill awards aimed to recognize the outstanding research contributions of tenure-track and tenured academic staff members at the University.

The prestigious James McGill Professor award recognised a senior scholar as an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber and international leader in his or her field. It is similar to a CRC Tier 1 Chair holder. The appointment begins on May 1 and lasts for seven years.

The William Dawson Scholar award recognises an investigator developing into an outstanding and original researcher, poised to become a leader in his or her field. It is similar to the CRC Tier 2 chair holder. The appointment also begins on May 1 and lasts for five years.

The Fonds de recherché du Québec (FRQ) is the Quebec government’s overarching organisation to promote and financially support research, knowledge dissemination and researcher training in the province. This year the FRQ granted $30.4 M in career awards and $22.5 M in training awards.

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