OTTAWA, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) announced today that Dr. Wendy
Levinson from Toronto will receive the 2013 May Cohen Award for Women Mentors. This award is
presented to a female physician who has demonstrated an ongoing
commitment to mentoring others.
"The quality of the relationships Dr. Levinson builds with her mentees
and her strategic approach to life and career planning are truly
inspiring and make her highly deserving of this award," said CMA
President Dr. Anna Reid.
"There is nothing I enjoy more than mentoring physicians-in-training and
young faculty members," said Dr. Levinson. "The personal gratification
that I get from seeing my mentees help change the world of medicine is
truly an unbelievable joy."
Dr. Levinson studied medicine at McMaster University and completed her
residency in internal medicine at McGill University. She was a faculty
member at Oregon Health Sciences University and at the University of
Chicago before she joined the faculty of medicine at the University of
Toronto in 2001. In 2004 she was appointed the Sir John and Lady Eaton
professor and chair of the department of medicine.
Striving to establish a culture where mentorship is valued and integral,
Dr. Levinson has established a faculty mentoring program at the
University of Toronto department of medicine. She creates networking
and advancement opportunities for women and encourages them to take on
leadership roles. Throughout her career she has focused on helping
women reconcile the competing demands of career and family, a subject
of significant scholarship for her.
She has been recognized with the Distinguished Women in Medicine and
Science Award from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of
Medicine and the Robert J. Glaser Award of the Society of General
Internal Medicine. She is a former chair of the American Board of
Internal Medicine and was recently made a fellow of the Royal College
of Physicians in the UK.
Dr. Levinson is the 13th recipient of the CMA's May Cohen Award for
Women Mentors. An awards ceremony is being held at the Hyatt Regency Calgary Hotel on Aug. 21 as part of the CMA's 146th annual
meeting. As Dr. Levinson is unable to attend the ceremony, she will be
presented with her medal at a later date.
SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association
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