Four UBC Faculty members were among 71 individuals that were elected as Fellows into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences for 2022.
Election to Fellowship in the Academy is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community and carries with it a covenant to serve the Academy and the future well-being of the health sciences irrespective of the Fellow’s specific discipline.
New UBC Fellows
Dr. Karim M. Khan, Professor, Department of Family Practice
Professor Karim Khan, MD, PhD, MBA, is recognised for clinically-relevant research in tendon injuries, osteoporosis, falls prevention and exercise for health. He has published over 350 peerreviewed articles, was editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) for 13 years, and has co-authored 5 editions of the internationally renowned Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine textbook. He is passionate about research impact and patient engagement. He is an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and received honorary doctorates from the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences (Oslo, Norway) and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).
Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, Professor, Department of Medicine
Kathleen 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, communitypartnered research and knowledge translation, she has increased scientific and public awareness of disability health-inequities
Dr. Julio Montaner, University Killam Professor, Department of Medicine
Dr. Julio 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 Pandemicby 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.
Dr. Sabrina Wong, Professor, School of Nursing
Dr. Wong is a Professor in the School of Nursing and the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia. Dr. Wong’s contributions as a scholar and leader in primary care research are widely recognized, nationally and internationally. She serves as the co-chair for the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network, playing a central role in the development of a primary care federated clinical electronic medical record repository that can be used for research, disease surveillance and quality improvement. She has a long-standing commitment to health and healthcare inequities, particularly in the area of primary health care.