Junior Scientist Award
Deadline: Thu, 15 Feb

SUBMIT AWARD NOMINATIONS ONLINE HERE

Background/Purpose
This annual award is offered by the Canadian Association of Pathologists-Association canadienne des pathologistes (CAP-ACP) to recognize meritorious experimental or non-experimental research carried out by an early career investigator in the field of Pathology. The award has two categories: “clinical” and “basic science”. Up to one award in each category will be awarded each year.   

  • Clinical: recognizes primarily clinically oriented research that has the potential of significantly improving pathological diagnosis and/or patient management. Health utilization and QA research are acceptable for this category 
  • Basic science:  recognizes primarily basic research-oriented work aiming to enhance our understanding of disease mechanisms or explore innovative treatment etc.

Award
The successful applicant(s) will be invited to present a compelling talk, on their research, in a 30-minute presentation as part of the Scientific Program (during the annual meeting or during the year as an online activity). The CAP-ACP will defray the expenses of the successful applicant.  (According to CAP-ACP guidelines.)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be within 7 years of their first academic faculty appointment as measured from the date of their first appointment to the application deadline of Feb 15.
    • Example of qualifying in the 2020 competition:  February 16, 2013
    • Example of non-qualifying in the 2020 competition: February 14, 2013
  • A member in good standing of the CAP-ACP.
  • Can only apply/be nominated to one category in each year of the competition.
  • The award is only presented once during the career of the applicant (regardless of category)

Application Requirements

  • A nomination letter from the candidate’s departmental Chair or a senior colleague summarizing the applicant’s research accomplishments;
  • Applicant’s curriculum vitae that must include educational and employment history with date of first academic appointment, research funding obtained, grant reviewing activity and a list of publications published or accepted;
  • One to five publications (a thesis accepted by a Faculty of Medicine or Graduate Studies is acceptable) with explanations of the applicant’s role in each.

Adjudication
Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the Advanced Diagnostics Section Executive and the Awards Committee of the CAP-ACP. 

Publication
The recipient’s presentation will be published in the Canadian Journal of Pathology.  A manuscripts, transcript of the talk or editorial of the research should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief (info@cap-acp.org ) within 3 months of the presentation.   (It is not required that the manuscript be a primary paper).

 


CAP-ACP JUNIOR SCIENTIST AWARD

2000 – CAP-ACP Junior Scientist Award $750 honorarium plus expenses and certificate (see CAP-ACP guidelines)
2003-2008 Randox Laboratories provided $1500 and plaque
Sept 08 – Randox withdrew future sponsorship

2000

Dr. Megan Lim
"Diverse Functions of Metalloproteinases and their Inhibitors in the Hematologic System".

University of Toronto

Toronto, ON

2001

Dr. Susan Done
"Genetic Alterations in the Development of Breast Cancer"

University of Toronto

Toronto, ON

2002

Dr. R. Hammond
“Neuronal Injury in HIV-1 Associated Dementia”

University of Western Ontario

London, ON

2003

Dr. Zu-Hua Gao
“The Odyssey of Transplantation: From a Dream to Reality”

Dalhousie University 

Halifax, NS

2004

Dr. George Yousef
“Kallikreins and Cancer: The Past, Present and Future”

Memorial University

St. John’s, NL

2005

Dr. Torsten Nielsen
“Validating Breast Cancer Expression Profiles Using Digital Scanning of Tissue Microarrays”

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

2006

Dr. Nikita A. Makretsov
“Putting Multiple Breast Cancer Markers on the Map: Identification of Prognostic Immunoprofiles by Unsupervised Clustering Analysis”

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John’s, NL

2007

Dr. David Hwang
“Metagenomics of the Cystic Fibrosis Lung”

University of Toronto

Toronto, ON

2008

Dr. David Granville
“Granzyme B: A Key Player in Age-Related Chronic Inflammatory Vasculopathies”

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

2009

Dr. Robert Liwski
“Therapeutic Potential of Activated Protein C in Ischemia and Tumour Metastasis”

QEII Health Science Centre

Halifax, NS

2010

Dr. Andrew Herzenberg (posthumous)

University of Toronto

Toronto, ON

2011

Dr. Tarek Bismar
“Toward Molecular Classification of Prostate Cancer:  A Future Perspective”

Rockyview General Hospital

Calgary, AB

2012

Dr. Banu Sis
“Molecular Basis of Humoral Immunologic Rejection of Organ Transplants and Getting Ready for Molecular Precision Diagnostics for Transplants”

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB

2013

Dr. Cheng-Han Lee
"Molecular Classification of Endometrial Sarcoma"

University of Alberta and Royal Alexandra Hospital

Edmonton, AB

2014

Dr. Dominique Trudel
“A Two-stage, Single-arm, Phase II Study of EGCG-enriched Green Tea Drink as a Maintenance Therapy in Women with Advanced Stage Ovarian Cancer: This Started from Tissue”

University Health Network – Toronto General Hospital

Toronto, ON

2015

Dr. Fadi Brimo
"The Morphologic and Immunohistochemical Spectrum of Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Study Including 132 Cases with Pure Type 1 and Type 2 Morphology as well as Tumors with Overlapping Features"

McGill University Health Centre Toronto, ON
2016 Dr. Stephen Yip
"Oligodendroglioma – From Cushing to CIC"
University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC
2017

Dr. Daniel Winer
The Intestinal Immune System in Obesity and Insulin Resistance

   
2018

Dr. Elizabeth Demicco
Solitary Fibrous Tumors: Strategies for Risk Prognostication and Management
 

   
2019

Dr. Michael Rauh

   

Archives

WALTER A. CARVETH AWARD

1965 – Walter A. Carveth Award $500

1965

Dr. J. Balis

The Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, ON

1966

Dr. A. Dumont

Université de Montréal

Montréal, QC

1967

Dr. H. A. Heggtveit

Ottawa General Hospital

Ottawa, ON

1968

Dr. T. E. Larsen

University Hospital

Saskatoon, SK

1969

Dr. P. H. Pinkerton

Sunnybrook Hospital

Toronto, ON

1970

Dr. J. C. Hogg

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

1971

Dr. J. B. Richardson

McGill University

Montréal, QC

1972

Dr. F. A. de la Iglesia

Warner-Lanbert Research Institute

Toronto, ON

1973

Dr. Y. C. Bedard

Banting Institute

Toronto, ON

WILD LEITZ CANADA SCIENTIFIC AWARD

1974 – Wild Leitz Junior Scientific Award $700 plus certificate
1983 – Wild Leitz Junior Scientific Award increased to $1000
1986 – name change to Wild Leitz Canada Scientific Award $1000

1974

Dr. T. V. Persaud

Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba,

Winnipeg, MB

1975

Dr. J. M. Sturgess

The Hospital for Sick Children,

Toronto, ON

1976

Dr. I. Y. R. Adamson

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB

1977

Dr. R. P. Michel

McGill University

Montreal, QC

1978

Dr. L. E. Becker

The Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, ON

1979

Dr. S. Nag

Queens University

Kingston, ON

1980

Dr. R. S. Kerbel

Queen’s University

Kingston, ON

1981

Dr. A. O. Gotlieb

University of Toronto

Toronto, ON

1982

not awarded

 

 

1983

Dr. R. G. Cameron

University of Toronto

Toronto, ON

1984

Dr. S. Asa

University of Toronto

Toronto, ON

1985

Dr. J. L. Wright

UBC Health Sciences Centre

Vancouver, BC

1986

Dr. J. G. Gartner

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB

1987

Dr. B. Têtu

Hôtel-Dieu de Québec

Québec, QC

1988

Dr. D. Rayner

Health Sciences Centre

Winnipeg

1989

Dr. A. A. Nanji

NE Deadconess Hospital

Boston, MA

LEICA CANADA SCIENTIFIC AWARD

1990 – became Leica Canada Scientific Award $1000
1995 – Leica Canada withdrew sponsorship

1990

Dr. D. C. Aziz

Cytometrics, Inc.

San Diego, CA

1991

Dr. T. J. Colgan

University of Toronto

Toronto, ON

1992

Dr. W. Lester

Foothills Hospital

Calgary, AB

1993

Drs. I. Dube & P. Thorner

University of Toronto

Toronto, ON

1994

Dr. J. Srigley

Sunnybrook Medical Centre

Toronto, ON

1995

Dr. Nasir Afzal

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB

RANDOX JUNIOR SCIENTIST AWARD

1996 – Randox Junior Scientist Award $1500
1999 – Randox withdrew sponsorship

1996

Dr. Richard Hegele

“Role of Viruses in Asthma”

St. Paul’s Hospital

Vancouver, BC

1997

Dr. Peter Watson
"Microdissecting the Invasive Phenotype of Human Breast Cancer".

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB

1998

Dr. Victor Tron
“Ultraviolet Radiation Effects on Keratinocytes:  the role of p53”

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

1999

Dr. David LeBrun

"The E2A-Pbx1 Oncogene:  A Tale of Translocation, Transcription and Transformation".

Queen’s University

Kingston, ON