Visiting Research Professorship

The CAG Visiting Research Professorship is offered annually (though not awarded each year) to a member of CAG who is a proven teacher and an outstanding researcher. This award allows a member, who is an outstanding researcher, to visit six or more centres across the country. The CAG will support air travel and the host centres will be responsible for associated visit costs. The CAG Visiting Research Professor is available as a benefit to CAG members, largely in academic institutions. For information on scheduling a visit to your centre please contact the CAG National Office.

 

2020 Award Recipient

Dr. Linda Rabeneck, University of Toronto

Toronto, ON

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2020-2021 CAG Visiting Research Professor

LINDA RABENECK MD MPH FRCPC

Dr. Linda Rabeneck, a gastroenterologist and clinician scientist is Vice President, Prevention and Cancer Control at Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario). She is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist at ICES in Toronto.
Dr. Rabeneck received her MD from the University of British Columbia (UBC), followed by post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at UBC and the University of Toronto. She received a Master’s degree in Public Health from Yale University, where she trained as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.

In her scholarly work, Dr. Rabeneck is best known for her research on colorectal cancer screening and is the author of over 250 peer-reviewed publications. She played a leadership role in the launch of ColonCancerCheck in Ontario, Canada’s first organized, province-wide colorectal cancer screening program. Dr. Rabeneck is past Chair, Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee of the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO), an Associate Editor, Gastroenterology, and immediate Past President of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Dr. Rabeneck is a Master of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), received the ACG’s Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award, UBC’s Medical Alumni Association Wallace Wilson Leadership Award and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Clinical Practice Section Research Mentor Award.

 

Potential topics of presentation:

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening in Ontario: What Have We Learned?
  • Solving Post Colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer
  • Implementing a Provincial Laboratory for Cancer Screening in Ontario
  • Academic Success or Significance?

 

Selected publications:

• Rabeneck L, Chiu HM, Senore C. International perspective on the burden of colorectal cancer and public health effects. Gastroenterology 2020;158(2):447-52.

• Rabeneck L. Surveillance colonoscopy: Time to dial it back? (Editorial) Gastroenterology 2020;158(4):816-17.

• Dobrow MJ, Hagens V, Chafe R, Sullivan T, Rabeneck L. Consolidated principles for screening based on a systematic review and consensus process. CMAJ 2018;190:E422-9.

• Bressler B, Paszat LF, Chen Z, Rothwell DM, Vinden C, Rabeneck L. Rates of new or missed colorectal cancers after colonoscopy and their risk factors: A population based analysis. Gastroenterology 2007;132:96-102.

 

 

Please submit this form if you are interested in having Dr. Rabeneck visit your centre.

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Application Process

Step One: Nomination - Deadline is August 31 11:59 PM ET

Please note that any submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

Nominators are required to submit an online nomination form. Nominators must be CAG members.

Submission Requirements

PLEASE NOTE that you must submit the online application form INCLUDING uploading of all required documents (in .pdf format), in one single step; you are not able to save your application and return to it at a future date, rather it must be completed all at one time.

During your completion of the nomination form you will be asked to upload required documentation; you must have these .pdf documents prepared, finalized, and ready to upload when you begin the online form.
1. Letter of Support
2. CV of the Nominee

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Nomination System is OPEN

Step Two: Review

CAG Research Affairs will review the nominations and make recommendations to the Board, who will make the final decision regarding recipients. Selection will be based on the research records of candidates.

Step Three: Approval

Only the award recipient will be notified via email. The award is presented at CDDW™.

Previous Award Recipients