Kate Smolina receives the 2016 CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award

Kate SmolinaKate Smolina, Postdoctoral Fellow is one of three individuals selected by the The Rising Star Award review committee as this year’s winners of the CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award.

The award recognizes individuals for their excellence in research and/or knowledge translation, the innovation of their work and the potential impact of their work within the field of health services and policy research.

Kate Smolina is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia and on a work secondment to the BC Centre for Disease Control. Her work combines health services research and pharmacoloepidemiologic methods to study a full spectrum of factors that influence population medicine use and health outcomes. Her interests include chronic disease surveillance, linked administrative data, and health policy. She holds a BSc in Bio-Medical Science from the University of Guelph and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Oxford. Kate is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Rhodes Scholarship. She is an author on over 30 peer-reviewed articles, including publications in JAMA, BMJ, CMAJ, Lancet Oncology, and others. Her supervisor, Dr. Steve Morgan, is also the 2016 CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year Award winner.

In addition to receiving an award of $1,000 and a certificate of excellence, the recipients will be honoured at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) conference, being held in Toronto in May 2016.