Pictured left to right: Dr. Ayse Kuspinar, Dr. Sara Ahmed, Dr. Nancy Mayo, Dr. Cynthia Gross, Dr. Ana Maria Rodriguez, and Dr. Skye Barbic

By Erin Douglas, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Dr. Nancy Mayo, Professor at the McGill Faculty of Medicine’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy is the 2017 recipient of the President’s Award from the International Society of Quality of Life (ISOQOL). The award is given annually to an individual who has advanced Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) research and has made outstanding contributions to the Society in one or more of the following areas: education of professionals, patients or lay individuals about HRQOL’s value; promotion or execution of HRQOL or other scholarly activities; and facilitating or furthering policy initiatives that have an impact on HRQOL.

Dr. Mayo is recognized for her contribution to training, education and mentoring  of future HRQOL researchers, for advancing methods for HRQOL measurement and research, and for her role as Editor of the Dictionary of Quality of Life and Health Outcomes Measurement (2015) the proceeds of which go to support ISOQOL’s activities to “advance the scientific study of health-related quality of life and other patient-centered outcomes to identify effective interventions, enhance the quality of health care and promote the health of populations.”

“The ISOQOL community includes the world’s most renowned health outcomes researchers and to be selected from among all these rock stars for this award is a highlight of my career,” says Dr. Mayo, who was conferred the award at the Society’s annual meeting in Philadelphia on October 21, 2017.

Dr. Mayo is a James McGill Professor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Geriatrics and Division of Clinical Epidemiology) and at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. She is also a Research Scientist at the McGill University Hospital Center Research Institute where she leads a research program on Function, Disability and Quality of Life for vulnerable populations. She received her BSc in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University and her MSc and PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University. Dr. Mayo was the recipient of the 2006 Paul Morley Award for Mentorship from the Canadian Stroke Network, was appointed to the McGill University Faculty of Medicine Honour List for Educational Excellence in 2009, received the 2012 Enid Graham Memorial Lecture Award, and was awarded McGill University’s 2014 Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Mayo is also a founding member of the Canadian Stroke Network.

Congratulations Dr. Mayo!

October 26, 2017