UBC faculty of medicine’s Drs. Karim Khan, Kathleen Martin Ginis and Julio Montaner are among 71 new Fellows elected into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) for 2022.
Election to Fellowship in the CAHS is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community.
“I would like to personally congratulate all the applicants that were elected as a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences for 2022. This recognition is a reflection of their dedication and excellence in their field,” said Dr. Proton Rahman, Chair of the Fellowship Committee. “We look forward to having their expertise further enrich the work of our Academy.”
The faculty of medicine inductees are:
Dr. Karim Khan, Professor, Department of Family Practice
Dr. Khan is recognized for clinically-relevant research in tendon injuries, osteoporosis, falls prevention and exercise for health. He has published over 350 peer reviewed articles, was editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Sports Medicine for 13 years, and has co-authored five editions of the internationally renowned Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine textbook. He is passionate about research impact and patient engagement.
Dr. Khan is also a professor in UBC’s school of Kinesiology. He is an Officer of the Order of Australia and received honorary doctorates from the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences and the University of Edinburgh.
Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, Professor, Department of Medicine
Dr. Martin Ginis’ work focuses on innovating, testing, and implementing behavioural interventions to improve physical activity participation among people living with disabilities. She has received nearly $20M in research funding, published over 300 papers, and developed physical activity research tools, methods, and guidelines that are used worldwide. She has established two academic health-research Centres and leads multidisciplinary teams that have developed and disseminated over 150 knowledge-products and programs. Through interdisciplinary, community partnered research and knowledge translation, she has increased scientific and public awareness of disability health-inequities and is advancing physical activity participation and inclusion in Canada and internationally.
Dr. Martin Ginis is director of the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. She is also the Reichwald Family UBC Southern Medical Program Chair in Preventative Medicine and a faculty member in UBC Okanagan’s school of health and exercise sciences.
Dr. Julio Montaner, Killam Professor, Department of Medicine
Dr. Montaner is globally recognized for his exceptional leadership, vision, and innovative contributions to the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS. He led the development of new drugs and therapeutic strategies to stop disease progression, premature death, and simultaneously stop HIV transmission. His Treatment as Prevention strategy inspired his 90-90-90 by 2020 and the 95-95-95 by 2025 Targets, which together provide the road map to achieve the “End of AIDS as a Pandemic by 2030”. His strategy was formally adopted by the United Nations in 2015, ratified in 2021, and is a central part of the UN-Sustainable Development Goals Agenda.
In addition to his faculty position, Dr. Montaner is the executive director and physician-in-chief for the BC Centre of Excellence in HIV/AIDS, part of Providence Research. He holds the UBC and St. Paul’s Foundation Chair in AIDS Research and is head of the HIV/AIDS program at St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care.
A version of this story appeared on the CAHS website.