2017 CST Award Recipients

CST Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Gary Levy

Awarded to a well established transplant physician surgeon or scientist for their internationally recognized work in the field of transplantation and participation in the development of transplantation activities in Canada.

CST Clinician Recognition Award

Dr. Jutta Krista Preiksaitis

In recognition of exemplary commitment to the CST mission through excellence in front-line clinical innovation, program development, humanitarianism and/or education.

CST Research Excellence Award

Dr. Joseph Kim

In recognition of research achievement and excellence in the field of transplantation.

Astellas CST Clinical Research Grant Program

Dr. Nazia Selzner

Title: Defatting Steatotic Human Liver Grafts During Normothermic Ex Vivo Liver Perfusion - A Novel Approach to Improve the Outcome of Liver Transplantation with Fatty Livers


        Dr Markus Selzner MD, Multi-organ Transplant Program, University Health Network, University of Toronto

        Dr Lakshmi Kotra PhD, Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network, University of Toronto

        Dr Oyedele Adeyi MD, Department of Pathology, University Health Network, University of Toronto

The Astellas CST Clinical Research Grant Program supports peer-reviewed research that addresses barriers in the field of transplantation, with the ultimate goal of advancing long-term health outcomes and quality of life for Canadian transplant patients. The primary focus of the Program is to support a clinical research project related to solid organ transplantation.

CST Fellowship Program

Dr. Manujendra Saha

Title: Evaluating the protective role of a novel mitochondria-targeted hydrogen sulphide donor molecule against ischemia reperfusion injury in a porcine model of donation after cardiac death renal transplantation.

The purpose of the CST Fellwoship Program is to help foster the development of a research trainee in the field of transplantation in Canada, who demonstrates significant promise to develop into an independent researcher and make a substantial contribution to the field of transplantation.


CST Allied Health Group, Research Grant

Dr. Tania Janaudis-Ferreira

Title: Effectiveness of a home-based exercise program for lung transplant candidates – a retrospective chart review

The Allied Health Group Research fund supports and promotes research excellence among its Allied Health membership across Canada by providing start-up funds, funding transplant related research projects related to improvements in patient care or satisfaction.

CST Lung Group, Dr. Joel D. Cooper Award

Dr. Guy Fradet

Recognition of a lung transplant professional who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of lung transplantation in Canada, either through innovation, outstanding clinical care or scientific achievement.

 CST Pediatric Group, Paediatric Transplant Trainee Research


Best Paediatric Transplant Abstract, Basic Science
Dr. Chia Wei Teoh


Best Paediatric Transplant Abstract, Clinical Science
Miss Chantal Allan 

Title: Let's get physical: Aerobic capacity, muscle strength, and muscle endurance in pediatric heart and kidney transplant recipients

CST Pediatric Group, Associate Member Travel Bursary

Ms. Anne Halpin

The intent of the Paediatric Group Associate Member Travel Award is to help facilitate the attendance of allied health professionals at the Annual CST Paediatric Special Interest Group Annual Dinner and Business Meeting who might not otherwise have the opportunity or resources to attend.

CST Pharmacist Group - Continuing Education Bursary

Ms. Jennifer Harrison

Mrs. Katie Palmer

The CST Pharmacist Group provides a Continuing Education Bursary to help support its members who have submitted an abstract with funds to help offset the costs of travel and attendance to the CST Annual Scientific Meeting.