The Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safey Fund has received $291,100 to build capacity for the implementation of the Play Safe Initiative, a collaborative effort of the sport, education, recreation and health sectors to develop injury prevention strategies.
The initiative provides a platform for injury surveillance, data collection and analysis to support resources, programs, education and policies to reduce and prevent injury during physical activity.
Michael D. Cusimano, MD, MHPE, FRCSC, DABNS, PhD, FACS
Dr. Michael Cusimao, is the recipient of the 2013 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Award presented to a Canadian who has contributed significantly to the prevention of catastrophic injuries in sport and recreation.
A graduate of the University of Toronto School of Medicine, Dr. Cusimano entered the Neurosurgery Training Program at the University of Toronto in 1985. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1990, and in this same year received his Masters Degree in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1996.
Nominations are open for the 2013 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Award.
Deadline: August 31, 2013
Nomination Form (PDF), Criteria & Guidelines, Fact Sheet
Formulaire De Candidature (PDF), Critères et Directives, Fiche Documentaire
The Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Award recognizes outstanding contributions towards the prevention of catastrophic injuries in sport and recreational activities. The award could be won by researchers, sports equipment or facility designers, doctors, trainers, educators, entrepreneurs, rule makers, organizers, innovative athletes, coaches, referees, writers, broadcasters, parents or any concerned Canadian citizen. The Award comes with a $10,000 cash prize.
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Natalie Lynn Yanchar, M.D.,BSc (Hon.), M.Sc (Exp Surg). M.Sc (CH&E), F.R.C.S. (C)
Dr. Natalie Lynn Yanchar, is the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund Award presented to a Canadian who has contributed significantly to the prevention of catastrophic injuries in sport and recreation.
The enthusiastic 49-year-old associate professor in Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University and Medical Director of the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital Trauma Care Program for the past 12 years has also found time to raise her three children .
Dr. Yanchar advocates injury prevention for children and young adults. Most recently her activities have focussed on playground, water, and recreational off-road vehicle safety.