Rare Diseases

Awards & Honors

Rare Disease Project Wins 2016 Jack Webster Award

Million Dollar Meds, a multimedia project on the cost of drugs for rare diseases, has won a Jack Webster award in the Science, Technology, Health and Environment category.

Million Dollar Meds Website recognized with 2016 Murrow Award

Million Dollar Meds project has won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Website, International Region.

CIHR-MSFHR Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI): 2013-2014 Grant Recipient!

Congratulations to Drs. Larry Lynd and Conor Douglas on their successful application to the CIHR-MSFHR Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) 2013-2014 competition! Sincere congratulations to all our team members for their success in securing funding for the iFOCUSS project. Well done!

Derek So recieves McGill MedStar Award 2013

We would like to congratulate our trainee, Derek So, McGill University, on his publication entitled “Commercial Opportunities and Ethical Pitfalls in Personalized Medicine: A Myriad of Reasons to Revisit the Myriad Genetics Saga. Curr Pharmacogenomics Person Med. 2013 Jun; 11(2):98-109″, submitted to the McGill MedStar program, for being chosen to receive a McGill MedStar Award 2013, in recognition of his research excellence!

Dr. Nick Dragojlovic Wins Trainee Awards

Our team is proud to announce that our new Postdoctoral Fellow, Nick Dragojlovic, is the recipient of the 2013 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Orphan Drug Policy Fellowship and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Post-Doctoral Fellow Trainee Awards.

Shirin Rizzardo wins Merck Canada Fellowship

Our team is proud to announce that our trainee, Shirin Rizzardo, is the recipient of 2012 Merck Canada Inc. Postgraduate Pharmacy Fellowship Award. Merck Canada annually awards this $15,000 Fellowship to a post-graduate pharmacy student attending a Canadian university, based on academic performance and publication credits. “This award is a phenomenal opportunity for me,” Shirin says….