The CMCC Division of Clinical Education honoured partnerships and employees who make a significant contribution to their communities through patient care, research, innovation, student mentoring and advancing the profession, during a reception held on CMCC campus April 5.
Nine awards were presented to outstanding individuals and groups, within the following categories:
Award: Community Partners in Action – Making a Difference - Recognizing those who make a difference in the community, education, and health
Honoree: Margaret Black, representative of Toronto’s Tri-Congregational Church
Award: Clinical Research - Supporting chiropractic research within the CMCC clinic system
Honoree: Joyce Lee, Clinical Researcher for CMCC Clinics
Award: Excellence in Patient Care - Recognizing dedication to improving patients’ health through individualized chiropractic care
Honoree: Dr. Matthew Barrigar, Clinician, CMCC chiropractic clinic at Anishnawbe Health Toronto
Award: Professional Advancement – Recognizing those who are improving the public perception and appreciation of the chiropractic profession
Honoree: Dr. Carlo Ammendolia, Director of the Chiropractic Spine Clinic and the Spinal Stenosis Program at the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases
Award: Joint Advocacy – Recognizing those who work hand-in-hand with CMCC to provide treatment to underserviced communities
Honoree: Mike Twamley, Director, Philanthropy & Communications - Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA)
Award: Vision Appreciation - Recognizing those who are forward thinking in their inclusion of chiropractic services and integration into collaborative care environments
Honoree: Hazelle Palmer, CEO Sherbourne Health Centre
Award: Leadership - Demonstrating leadership in advancing knowledge within the chiropractic profession
Honoree: Dr. André Bussières, holds the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) Professorship in Rehabilitation Epidemiology (McGill University), and leads the Clinical Practice Guideline Initiative.
Award: Career Development - Promoting career advancement opportunities in the chiropractic profession
Honoree: Dr. Peter Kim, Director, CMCC Development and Clinical Advancement. Developed ChiroConnect, a service connecting new graduates with professional opportunities.
Award: Innovation and Technology - Supporting chiropractic education through the use of technology
Honoree: CMCC Division of Information Technology