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CRICH director honoured

A scientist and professor with St. Michael’s Hospital’s Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH) was recently honoured with a prestigious health research award.

Toronto, January 21, 2009

Dr. Pat O'Campo Dr. Pat O'Campo

A scientist and professor with St. Michael’s Hospital’s Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH) was recently honoured with a prestigious health research award.

CRICH director Pat O’Campo received the Greg Alexander Award for Advancing Knowledge. The honour was one of the National Maternal and Child Epidemiology (MCH) Awards given out at the 14th Annual MCH Epidemiology Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in December.

“This is a great honour,” O’Campo said. “I am pleased that research on social inequalities in mother’s and children’s well-being is being recognized.”

The award is given by a coalition of public health organizations devoted to excellence in MCH epidemiology and recognizes significant contributions made to improve the health of women, children and families by advancing knowledge, improving practice and showing leadership through research.

CRICH is Canada's first and only hospital-based research centre dedicated to reducing health disparities and improving the health of socially and economically disadvantaged urban populations. Areas of study include HIV/AIDS, homelessness, mental health, immigrant health, maternal and children’s health, social class and health and issues pertaining to gender and equity.

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