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Drs. Karen Schultz and Eva Purkey Receive CFPC Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Schultz, Program Director, Postgraduate Education (left), and Dr. Eva Purkey, Program Director, Global Health, who received Canadian Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) recognition at Family Medicine Forum on November 11.

Dr. Schultz was named recipient of this year’s Jim Ruderman Academic Family Medicine Leadership Award, which recognizes outstanding family physician academics who embody qualities including wisdom, equanimity, compassion, and the capacity to attract and mentor talented individuals and forge them into a dynamic and productive team.  The award is named in honour of Dr. Jim Ruderman, Chief of Family Medicine at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital from 1992 to 2014.

Dr. Purkey was named a recipient of a Sadok Besrour Grant for Global Health Projects, supported by the CFPC’s Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine and the Sadok Besrour Foundation. The College bestows two such grants of $2,500 each year to support activities engaging in global health-care projects either in Canada or abroad, and in promoting family medicine abroad. The grant will support Dr. Purkey's work developing research capacity among health workers on the Thai-Burmese border.