Two Holland Bloorview Scientists Awarded Prestigious Canada Research Chairs
October 16, 2014 (Toronto) - Holland Bloorview congratulates two of its scientists, Dr. Gillian King and Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou, new holders of Canada Research Chairs.
Announced today by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), Dr. King's and Dr. Anagnostou's appointments make them part of an influential group of 137 chairholders across Canada.
“Our government is committed to science, technology and innovation to improve our quality of life and create new jobs and opportunities for Canadians. Our government’s Canada Research Chairs Program develops, attracts and retains top researcher talent in Canada whose research, in turn, creates long-term social and economic benefits while training the next generation of students and researchers in Canada.” - Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology)
- Dr. Gillian King, a Senior Scientist in the Bloorview Research Institute, will hold the Canada Research Chair in Optimal Care for Children with Disabilities. Dr. King is an international leader in family-centred and optimal care for children with disabilities, and has developed measures and service delivery models used on a global scale.
- Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou, a Senior Clinician Scientist, will hold the Canada Research Chair in Translational Therapeutics in ASD. Dr. Anagnostou is the co-lead of the Autism Research Centre at Holland Bloorview, conducting critical research into treatments to improve the quality of life for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
“We are exceptionally proud of Dr. Gillian King and Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou for this important honour. The Canada Research Chairs program recognizes Canadian researchers who are leaders in their field and provides them critical support for their life-changing work. We are confident that Dr. King’s groundbreaking research into optimal care for children with disabilities, and Dr. Anagnostou’s research at the vanguard of autism therapeutics will make them ideal chairholders.” - Dr. Tom Chau, Vice President, Research & Director, Bloorview Research Institute
About Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital dedicated to improving the lives of children with disability. As a fully affiliated hospital with the University of Toronto, we are home to the Bloorview Research Institute and the Teaching and Learning Institute, allowing us to conduct transformational research and train the next generation of experts in childhood disability.