The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences inducts Dr. Todd Anderson and Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn as Fellows

Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta director Dr. Todd Anderson and Libin member Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn are among the three faculty members from the University of Calgary who have been inducted as fellows to The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) this fall. They are recognized for their demonstration of leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and a commitment to advance academic health science.

The CAHS recognizes individuals of great accomplishment and achievement in the academic health sciences in Canada. The academy provides timely, informed and unbiased assessments of urgent issues affecting the health of Canadians.

Dr. Todd Anderson is the director of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. “The nomination was put forward by several of my long standing mentors and the group includes other people that I highly respect,” said Dr. Todd Anderson. As he continues his research interests in the evaluation and treatment of endothelial dysfunction in humans, Dr. Anderson says he looks forward to working hard to help with the mission of the academy.

Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn is an associate professor in the departments of medicine and community health sciences. “It is a privilege for me to be inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and in particular among the other distinguished members from the University of Calgary and across Canada,” said Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn. Continuing her research interests in the study of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease using computerized databases, Dr. Hemmelgarn looks forward to contributing to the vision of the CAHS –to improve the health of Canadians.

Fellows of the academy are entitled to use the designation FCAHS (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences) or MACSS (Membre de l’academie canadienne des sciences de la santé). The induction ceremony takes place on September 20, 2012 at the CAHS Annual General Meeting in Ottawa.
Story By Aisling Gamble

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