Congratulations to CPIN faculty members Dr. Michael Cusimano (Professor, Surgery, Education and Public Health and the Institute of Medical Sciences, U of T; Neurosurgeon, St. Michael’s Hospital, University Health Network and the Hospital for Sick Children), Dr. Richard Horner (Professor, Medicine and Physiology, U of T; Canada Research Chair in Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology) and Dr. Haibo Zhang (Professor, Anesthesia, Physiology and the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, U of T; Chang-Jiang Scholar in Medicine; Yangcheng Research Chair in Respiratory Medicine) on being recently elected as 2017 Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Fellows.
Excerpts from the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences 2017 Fellows announcement
Dr. Cusimano is a Neurosurgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital, the University Health Network and the Hospital for Sick Children, and a Professor of Neurosurgery, Education and Public Health at the University of Toronto. He also leads the Injury Prevention Research Office at St. Michael’s Hospital. His development of endoscopic skull base surgery has become the norm internationally and his identification of the risk factors and outcomes of traumatic brain injury has been translated to new policy. As a leading researcher in brain injury and neurosurgery, he continues to be sought out as an expert in the field nationally and abroad.
Dr. Horner has advanced knowledge in respiratory and sleep science by elucidating the cellular mechanisms of the brain responsible for the impact of sleep on breathing. This knowledge is particularly relevant to clinical disorders of breathing during sleep, including obstructive sleep apnea, and has guided clinical trials of possible pharmacological approaches to its treatment. Dr. Horner has also contributed to public understanding of sleep science, through both the popular media and through a book he has written for the lay person that highlights the importance of sleep within the broader contexts of evolution and biology.
Dr. Zhang is a Professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Physiology and the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is an international expert in lung infection and immunity, lung repair and regeneration, who has significantly advanced the fields of ventilator-induced lung fibrosis, endotoxin signaling and stem cell treatment in lung injury and sepsis. He also leads the Canada-China Joint Research Centre for Respiratory Disease, a large and unique basic and clinical research program focusing on the mechanisms and therapy in epidemic respiratory diseases.
Excerpt taken from http://www.neuroscience.utoronto.ca/