University of Toronto

Stanley H Zlotkin, MD PhD FRCP(C) is a highly respected and celebrated leader in the field of medicine, and specifically childhood nutrition. His work, as a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and a senior scientist and gastroenterologist/clinical nutritionist, has attracted worldwide attention for its innovation and impact. Most importantly has been his development and dissemination of innovative and easy-to-use nutritional supplements, such as iron and vitamins, to address deficiencies which affect many children in the developing world. He has been able to translate his ...


Haibo Zhang, MD; PhD is Professor of Anesthesia, Medicine and Physiology at University of Toronto, and Staff Scientist in Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science of St. Michael's Hospital. His translational research program focuses on the mechanisms and therapy of acute lung injury and sepsis. In the field of acute lung injury and ventilator-induced lung fibrosis, Dr. Zhang has been a driving force in determining the underlying cellular mechanisms and their application into clinical therapies, particularly with respect to host responses and the development of non-invasive ventilatory ...


Professor, University of Manitoba

George Zhanel received his Ph.D. in the Department of Medical Microbiology/Infectious Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba and a Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. He is presently Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology/Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine and Research Director of the Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA). Dr. Zhanel has received or been nominated for 95 teaching awards and in 2020 received the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) merit award. In 2021, he was 1 of 190 Canadian scientists ...


Professor and Senior Associate Dean (Research), University of Calgary

Gerald Zamponi is one of the world’s leading researchers on the molecular neurophysiology of ion channels. His seminal research has resulted in numerous contributions to both the basic and biomedical fields. He has described the underlying mechanisms of calcium channel inactivation, permeation and modulation by a variety of intracellular signaling molecules and pathways. His work has also defined the physiological consequences of genetic defects associated with calcium channel dysfunction in generalized epilepsies and congenital night blindness. The work has also defined novel molecular ...


Professor & Co-Lead Multiple Sclerosis Neuro Team, University of Calgary

Wee Yong is an internationally recognized neuroscientist in multiple sclerosis. He has made several benchmark discoveries and he has translated laboratory results into clinical trials. Dr. Yong chairs the Medical Advisory Committee at the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, he serves on several international committees, and he is on the editorial board of 4 international journals. Dr. Yong has given numerous lectures internationally that expands the understanding and treatment of multiple sclerosis. Dr. Yong is also the successful supervisor of several past and present trainees, and he is ...


Professor | Ward Chair Ped Brain Injury Department Head, University of Calgary

Dr. Yeates is a world-leading researcher in the field of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the most highly published author on childhood TBI and concussion in the world over the past decade. A neuropsychologist, Dr. Yeates has conducted innovative and clinically-impactful research regarding the environment's role in children's recovery from TBI, the social outcomes of childhood brain disorders, and the diagnosis and management of childhood concussion. Through outstanding mentorship and leadership nationally and internationally, Dr. Yeates has advanced the science and practice of ...


Distinguished Research Professor, York University

Renowned applied mathematician Dr. Wu has made foundational contributions to supporting infectious disease public health decision-making strategies based on novel applications of the bifurcation theory, a mathematical theory of long-term epidemiological scenario analyses. Internationally recognized as a powerhouse in dynamical systems and data clustering, his disease modelling research provides critical insights on mechanisms behind complex patterns and is used to accurately forecast disease trends. He is a major contributor to a paradigm shift towards an extensive use of interdisciplinary ...


Professor of Cell Biology, University of Alberta

Dr. Richard Wozniak is an international leader in cell biology. His work on how the cell nucleus, the storehouse of the cell's genetic material, receives and transmits information has produced many groundbreaking findings and garnered international recognition for scientific excellence. His fundamental discoveries have provided molecular insights into the causes of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Throughout his career he has dedicated himself to training young scientists and serving the health sciences community. He has held numerous advisory and leadership positions at the University of ...


Ron Worton retired in 2007 from the position of CEO and Scientific Director of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Vice President of Research at the Ottawa Hospital and Professor at the University of Ottawa. He previously served as Geneticist-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children and as the inaugural Scientific Director of the Stem Cell Network. Dr. Worton has served on the boards of many organizations, including the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists, the International Human Genome Organization, Genome Canada, Research Canada (two years as Chair) and the American Society of ...


Professor, University of British Columbia

Dr. Wong is a Professor in the School of Nursing and the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia. Dr. Wong’s contributions as a scholar and leader in primary care research are widely recognized, nationally and internationally. She serves as the co-chair for the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network, playing a central role in the development of a primary care federated clinical electronic medical record repository that can be used for research, disease surveillance and quality improvement. She has a long-standing commitment to health and ...