Navigation Links
Women's College Hospital clinician-scientist to receive prestigious YWCA award
Date:3/12/2013

TORONTO, ON, March 12, 2013 Women's College Hospital clinician-scientist Dr. Ophira Ginsburg has been named a recipient of the 2013 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards for her innovative work to improve the lives of women and girls.

The award, recently announced by the YWCA, will be presented to Dr. Ginsburg and six other women at a formal reception on May 2 at the Metro Convention Centre.

"I am thrilled to be selected for this honour," said Dr. Ginsburg. "The incredible work of the Toronto YWCA is so very inspiring and I am truly humbled to be considered among this community of amazing women."

Dr. Ginsburg, a medical oncologist and scientist at Women's College Research Institute (WCRI), is an advocate for women's access to medical care both locally and abroad. She educates immigrant women on breast cancer and the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment, and has volunteered in Vietnam and Bangladesh where access to treatment for breast cancer is limited. In Bangladesh, Dr. Ginsburg co-founded the Amader Gram Breast Care clinic so that disadvantaged women can now receive breast cancer treatment for free. She also created clinical guidelines to help doctors in the area provide the best breast cancer treatment possible.

"The YWCA gives out this award because we want to acknowledge the determined, innovative work that is being done to address the specific barriers and challenges faced by women and girls. The award recipients are doing tremendous things to build a world in which all women and girls can thrive. We want to celebrate that work and encourage others to join in," said Heather McGregor, YWCA Toronto CEO.

The six other recipients of the prestigious award include:

  • Amanda Dale, Social Justice

  • Gloria Epstein, Law

  • Esther Linares, Young Woman of Distinction

  • Ophira Ginsburg, Health

  • Denise LaBarge, Public Service

  • Mayo Moran, Education

  • Cheryl Stoneburgh, Volunteerism


'/>"/>

Contact: Julie Saccone
julie.saccone@wchospital.ca
416-323-6400 x4054
Women's College Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Weill Cornell Medical College establishes Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy
2. Texting in College Classrooms Common, Distracting
3. Overuse Injuries Common Among Female College Athletes
4. American College of Cardiology cites new USF Simulation Center for Training Excellence
5. University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work announces partnership with MD Anderson
6. More College-Educated Women Having Children
7. US Army internal medicine Masters, Fellows honored by American College of Physicians
8. US Army internal medicine residents receive awards from American College of Physicians
9. More Mental Health Woes in College Kids Who Abuse Prescription Drugs
10. Better Health Screening Urged for Female College Athletes
11. College Athlete Deaths in Workouts Spur New Guidelines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Dr. Sadati’s recent feature in ... Along with performing procedures, the magazine also highlights that Dr. Sadati has pioneered ... of the most common procedures he performs is his natural facelift. “As people ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... The president ... DoD Military Health System but would shift more of the cost burden to military ... TRICARE-reform plan laid out in the defense budget as including limited quantifiable benefit fixes ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... and women’s health, is pleased to announce the promotions of Allison Kelly to ... team, Steve Catone to executive vice president of North American capital sales, and ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 ... ... announces the call for nominations seeking candidates for the Board of Commissioners. Individuals ... with passion, skills and experience with diversity of clinical practice settings and across ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... of a master charity program created to assist the people of their local ... closely with nonprofit organizations and community leaders. Their hope is to bring awareness ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 11, 2016  Kindred ... focused on saving and improving the lives of pets, ... Technical Section of the New Animal Drug Application (NADA) ... the pivotal field study (KB0120) of Zimeta for the ... by the Company. --> ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 11, 2016   ... the advancement of new health technologies, announced today " ... outstanding achievements in health tech over the past ten ... For nearly a decade, Health 2.0 has served ... and showcased and connected with thousands of technologies, companies, ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 11, 2016  MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG ... membrane and other birth tissues, human skin and bone, ... market advanced products and therapies, announced today that it ... Healthcare Conference in New York , ... Michael J. Senken , Chief Financial Officer and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: