CAPHC 2016 Contribution to Child Health Award

CAPHC 2016 Contribution to Child Health Award
Presented to Dr Shoo Lee
CAPHC 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon
October 25, 2016
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Established by the CAPHC Board of Directors in 2005, this prestigious award recognizes outstanding achievement from multiple perspectives and was created to recognize individuals who have dedicated their careers to making a difference in the lives and well-being of children, youth and families in Canada.

On October 25, 2016, at CAPHC’s Annual Awards Luncheon, held this year in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the CAPHC Board of Directors was honoured to recognize Dr. Shoo Lee as the recipient of the CAPHC 2016 Contribution to Child Health Award.

Dr. Lee received his medical degree from the University of Singapore and then completed his paediatric training at the Janeway Children's Hospital in St. John’s Newfoundland. He completed his neonatal fellowship training at Boston Children's Hospital, before receiving his PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University.

Dr. Lee is the current Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, a practicing neonatologist and health economist, and Professor of Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lee is also the Paediatrician-in-Chief and Director of the Maternal-Infant Care Research Centre, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

Dr. Lee is the founder of the Canadian Neonatal Network and the International Neonatal Collaboration which fosters research and leads the CIHR Team in Maternal-Infant Care. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on improving quality of care, patient outcomes and health care services; all very important to the CAPHC’s community.

Awards for Dr. Lee’s work include many:

  • The CIHR Knowledge Translation Award;
  • The Aventis Pasteur Research Award;
  • The Distinguished Neonatologist Award from the Canadian Paediatric Society,
  • The Premier Member of Honour Award; and
  • The Magnolia Award by the Shanghai Government.

The Canadian Neonatal Network has had a profound impact on the practice of neonatology in Canada and around the world.

Today, the Canadian Neonatal Network includes all Canadian level 3 neonatal intensive care units and an increased proportion of level 2 nurseries. The Network produces national population data on the mortality and morbidity of extremely premature infants. All Canadian Neonatal Intensive Care Units are now working together as a national collaborative, to improve the care and outcomes of premature infants and together have had a remarkable impact on patient outcomes.

In recognition of Dr Lee’s outstanding work, research, leadership and dedication to the health and well-being of Canada’s Children and Youth we are truly honoured to recognize Dr. Shoo Lee as CAPHC’s 2016 Contribution to Child Health Award Recipient.

Congratulations Dr. Lee!

Elaine Orrbine
President & CEO

Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres