Dr. Dana Devine inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

 06/10/2015 


A Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

On the evening of Sept. 17, 2015, at a ceremony at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, our own Dr. Dana Devine, chief medical and scientific officer at Canadian Blood Services, was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). Fellowship in the academy is considered one of the highest honours for members of the health science community in Canada.

Dr. Devine was recognized by the academy for her many contributions to the field of transfusion medicine. As noted in the ceremony program, Dr. Devine “provides critical scientific leadership to Canada’s blood system and is internationally recognized for her impact on the field of blood transfusion through both research and mentorship. Her innovative efforts to improve blood product quality have shifted the approach to transfusion products. Her work to establish new structures to foster transfusion science in Canada has helped to create a renewed transfusion research community.”

Her work to establish new structures to foster transfusion
 science in Canada has helped to create a renewed transfusion  
research community
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The academy recognizes outstanding performance in the academic health sciences in Canada, and taps into its expert membership base to provide informed and unbiased recommendations on urgent matters that affect the health of Canadians.

“I am honoured to be recognized by my peers for my efforts,” says Dr. Devine. “I also believe that fellowship in the CAHS also offers the opportunity to participate in the provision of evidence-based recommendations on the health of Canadians as part of the public service work in which CAHS engages.”

The CSTM ORTHO Award

Earlier this year, Dr. Devine was recognized by the Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine (CSTM) for her long-standing leadership in transfusion medicine and significant research contributions. She was recognized at the CSTM conference in Winnipeg, held on May 21-25, 2015, and presented the award lecture “Blood is the Drug I’m Thinking Of”. It can be viewed online here: https://blood.ca/en/research/devine-dana



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