Drs Peter Szatmari & Meghan Azad join Royal Society of Canada

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CHILD collaborator Dr. Peter Szatmari has been elected Fellow, and CHILD Deputy Director Dr. Meghan Azad has been named member, of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Dr. Peter Szatmari – Fellow

After rigorous evaluation and review of their accomplishments, leading individuals may be elected as Fellows to one of the three Aacdemies of the RSC. Fellows are distinguished Canadians who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.

Dr. Szatmari is Psychiatrist-in-Chief at SickKids; Chief, Child and Youth Psychiatry at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; and Director of the Division of Child and Youth Mental Health at the University of Toronto. He holds the Patsy and Jamie Anderson Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health.

Dr. Szatmari is a member of CHILD’s Neurodevelopment – Mental Health Working Group.

Dr. Meghan Azad – Member

As a complement to the Academies, the RSC established the College of New Scholars, Scientist and Artists which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated scholarly, research or artistic excellence within 15 years of having completed their post-doctoral program or its equivalent. Members of the College are elected for a period of seven years.

Dr. Azad is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba. She holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease and co-Directs the Manitoba Interdisciplinary Lactation Centre (MILC). Her research program is focused on the role of infant nutrition and the microbiome in child growth, development and resilience.

Dr. Azad is Deputy Director of the CHILD Cohort Study.

The 2021 Fellows and members will be welcomed into the RSC during the RSC’s 2021 Celebration of Excellence and Engagement (November 15-20).

Read about all the 2021 RSC Fellows & Members