Awards

BANTING AWARD

Award for Military Health Research is awarded annually at the Military and Veteran Health Research Forum and sponsored by the True Patriot Love Foundation. The Banting Award honours Major Sir Frederick Banting- a world renowned physician, researcher, Nobel Prize winner and researcher who discovered insulin. The award recognizes high quality Canadian research that addresses military health issues.

Sponsored By:

True Patriot Love Foundation

Eligibility:

All researchers presenting military health research at Forum 2017

Adjudication Process:

The award is adjudicated by the Surgeon General of the Canadian Forces

Past Winners:

2016 Recipient:
Dr. Christian Kastrup, University of British Columbia, for his research titled “Self-Propelling Particles that Stop Severe Haemorrhage in Swine by Transporting Tranexamic Acid and Thrombin through Flowing Blood.”
2015 Recipient:
Dr. Deniz Fikretoglu, DRDC, for her research presentation titled “Perceived Need for Mental Health Care in Canadian Military and Civilian Populations: Implications for Workplace Mental Health”
2014 Recipient:
Dr. Steven L. Fischer, Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's University for his research “Near Term Solution to Address Aircrew Neck Pain”
2013 Recipient:
Dr. Mark Zamorski, DND Directorate of Mental Health, for his research “Sitting on a Gold Mine: The 2013 Canadian Armed Forces Cross-sectional Mental Health Survey Dataset”.
2012 Recipient:
Dr. Jacqueline Hebert, Associate Research Chair in Clinical Rehabilitation, for her research “A Novel Method to Provide Sensory Feedback and Improve Function of Myoelectric Prostheses after Upper Limb Amputation”.
2011 Recipient:
Dr. Jitender Sareen, University of Manitoba for his paper “Adverse Childhood Experiences in Relation to Mood and Anxiety Disorders in a Population-Based Sample of Active Military Personnel”.

Award:

The winner is presented with the Major Sir Frederick Banting MC, RCAMC Medal by the Surgeon General, and invited to Forum 2018 as the research keynote speaker.

 

STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

Presented to the best student researcher presentation at Forum 2017.

Sponsored By:

Via Rail Canada

Eligibility:

First-author student researchers presenting the project.

Adjudication Process:

This award will be adjudicated by a panel of CIMVHR judges.

Past Winners:

2016 Recipient:
Ms. Rachael Gribble, King’s College London, for her presentation titled “The Well-being of UK Military Spouses during Military Relocation: Influences on Identity, Agency and Connectedness.”
2015 Recipient:
Linna Tam-Seto, Queen’s University, for her presentation, “An Environmental Scan of Programs and Services for Families of Veterans with Operational Stress Injuries.”

Award:

A $500 travel voucher from VIA Rail Canada.

 

MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT AWARD

An award for best presentation focusing on improving or innovating clinical mental health practice.

Sponsored By:

Homewood Health

Eligibility:

Any presenter or team presenting on clinical mental health practice at Forum 2017.

Adjudication Process:

The award will be adjudicated by a panel of CIMVHR judges.

Past Winners:

2016 Recipient:
Dr. Allison Feduccia, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, for her presentation titled “MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy for Treatment of Chronic PTSD: Fidings from MAPS-sponsored Phase 2 Clinical Research Trials.”
2015 Recipient:
Dr. Craig Bryan, University of Utah, for his presentation, “Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Prevent Suicide Attempts in the Military.”

Award:

$ 500

 

MILITARY FAMILY HEALTH RESEARCH AWARD

The Vanier Institute’s Military and Veteran Family Initiative’s Colonel Russell Mann Award recognizes high quality Canadian research that increases our understanding of military and veteran family health. The award is named after Colonel Russell Mann, a recognized national leader and strong voice for military and Veteran families in Canada and a key supporter of the Military and Veteran Family Initiative.

Sponsored By:

Vanier Institute of the Family

Eligibility:

Any researcher or research team presenting military/Veteran family health research at Forum 2017.

Adjudication Process:

The award is adjudicated by a panel of CIMVHR judges.

Past Winners:

2016 Recipient:
Dr. Heidi Cramm, Queen’s University, and her team, Dr. Garth Smith, Dr. Dawa Samdup, Ms. Ashley Williams and Ms. Lucia Ruhland for their work, “Navigating Healthcare Systems for Military-connected Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Qualitative Study of Military Families Experiencing Mandatory Relocation.”
2015 Recipient:
Dr. Alla Skomorovsky, DND, for her presentation, “Work-Family Conflict and Well-being among Single Parents in CAF: The Role of Coping.”

Award:

$ 1,000