Mel Silverman Mentorship Award

Mel Silverman
Dr. Mel Silverman

The Mel Silverman Mentorship Award was established to honour the contributions of former IMS Director Dr. Melvin Silverman. It is presented annually at Scientific Day to an IMS faculty member who has served as an outstanding mentor and role model for graduate students, in addition to making significant contributions to the IMS graduate program.

2023 Award Information:

  • To submit a nomination for this award, students must complete the online nomination form. 
  • As part of the nomination package, you will be asked to submit a letter of support as well as a copy of the candidate's curriculum vitae.
  • Submission deadline is March 3, 2023 at 11:59 PM.


Dr. Brian McCrindle
Dr. Brian McCrindle

2022 Award Winner:

Dr. Brian McCrindle is a Staff Cardiologist, Section Head of Preventive Cardiology and Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and a Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto. He has long-standing interests in aspects of preventive cardiology and obesity, Kawasaki disease, thrombosis, and outcomes of congenital heart disease, and contributes to research, policy and clinical practice guidelines in these areas. His research approach has emphasized the development of multi-institutional and inter-disciplinary teams. He has supervised numerous undergraduate and graduate students and medical trainees at all levels. He has uniquely supported training and research efforts of allied health professionals, including physical therapists, dieticians, nurses and social workers.

Previous Award Winners 

  • 2001: Dr. Sandra Black
  • 2002: Dr. Katherine Siminovitch
  • 2003: Dr. Gregory Downey
  • 2004: Dr. Carol Westall
  • 2005: Dr. Andras Kapus
  • 2006: Dr. Mingyao Liu
  • 2007: Dr. Philip Sherman
  • 2008: Dr. Derek van der Kooy
  • 2009: Dr. Sergio Grinstein
  • 2010: Dr. Ren-Ke Li
  • 2011: Dr. John Flanagan
  • 2012: Dr. Gary Remington
  • 2013: Dr. Anne Agur
  • 2014: Dr. Karen Davis
  • 2015: Dr. Freda Miller
  • 2016: Dr. Gary Rodin
  • 2017: Dr. Anne Bassett
  • 2018: Dr. Robert Levitan
  • 2019: Dr. Fei-Fei Liu
  • 2020: Dr. Isabelle Boileau
  • 2021: Dr. Tarek Rajji