The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) recently recognized five McGill representatives as leaders in the health sciences through their election as CAHS Fellows, one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community. Elections are based on a nominating and peer review process that seeks to recognize those who are marked by a record of substantial accomplishment.

The newly elected Fellows from McGill are:

Dr. Mark J. Eisenberg, Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Research, McGill Cardiology Fellowship Program, Faculty of Medicine, Director, Cardiovascular Health Services Research Group, Jewish General Hospital and Principal Investigator, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research

Dr. Laurence J. Kirmayer, James McGill Professor and Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Director, Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital

Dr. Gregory J.  Matlashewski, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Michael N. Pollak, Professor, Departments of Medicine and Oncology, Director, Division of Cancer Prevention, Department of Oncology, Alexander-Goldfarb Chair in Medical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Director, Cancer Prevention Centre, Segal Cancer Centre

Dr. Samy Suissa, Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Director, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology, Lady Davis Institute.

Fellows elected to the Academy are recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science and have demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and a commitment to advance academic health science. Election to Fellowship carries with it a covenant to serve the Academy and the future well-being of the health sciences irrespective of the Fellow’s specific discipline.

CAHS is Canada’s first national advisory body of healthcare leaders and researchers from across the country. For more information, including a complete list of Fellows, please visit:

November 14, 2013