Department of Medicine

Career Awards

Background

The Department of Medicine offers up to seven Internal Career Awards to promote the work of young scientists and educators within the first five years of their initial appointment at any university who intend to pursue a career focused on teaching or research related to clinical care.  The Medicine Internal Career Awards consist of two research or education awards, four AFP Internal Career Awards in research or education, and one award offered every other year in Quality Care and Patient Safety.  Two awards are named for prominent past Department of Medicine members. 

  1. The Moran Campbell Internal Career Research Award
  2. The W. Watson Buchanan AFP Clinician Educator Award. 

The internal competition will award career (personal) funding for a maximum $30K per year for up to three years in support of the individual’s teaching or research career.  The decision to award the funds is made at an impartial peer-review committee chaired by Dr. Hertzel Gerstein. 

Application Process

Eligible applicants must provide:

  • a two-page description of their proposed research or educational project
  • an up-to-date CV
  • three letters of support

It is anticipated that successful candidates will apply for both grants-in-aid, external peer-reviewed funding, and complete two or more first-authored papers within the three-year time frame. 

Award Recipients for 2017-2018

Medicine
Dr. Paul Kim - Medicine Internal Career Award
Dr. M. Ines Pinto Sanchez - Medicine Internal Career Award

AFP
Dr. Noel Chan - E.J. Moran Campbell AFP Internal Career Research Award
Dr. Richard Sztramko – W. Watson Buchanan AFP Clinician Educator Award
Dr. Mohammad Yaghoobi - AFP Internal Career Research Award
Dr. Michael Tsang - AFP Clinician Educator Award

Quality Care and Patient Safety
Dr. Siwar Albashir - Quality Care and Patient Safety Award

Award Recipients for 2016-2017

Medicine
Dr. Simon Oczkowski- Medicine Internal Career Award
Dr. Colin Kretz - Medicine Internal Career Award

AFP
Dr. Bram Rochwerg - E.J. Moran Campbell AFP Internal Career Research Award
Dr. Zain Chagla – W. Watson Buchanan AFP Clinician Educator Award
Dr. Daniel Brandt Vegas - AFP Clinician Educator Award
Dr. Amber Molnar- AFP Internal Career Research Award

For more information please contact:

Sara Sellers

 

Secretary, Internal Career Awards Review Committee

Mailing Address:
Department of Medicine
McMaster University
1280 Main St. W., HSC-3W10 D-G
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4K1

905.521.2100 X76706
sellers@mcmaster.ca