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Announcing the Winners of the ‘Society to Cell’ Clyde Hertzman Memorial Fellowship

By September 17, 2021No Comments

It is our pleasure to announce the recipients of the ’Society to Cell’ Clyde Hertzman Memorial Fellowship! This fellowship is funded by the Social Exposome Cluster and the Human Early Learning Partnership to financially support UBC trainees who are conducting research projects that are related to child health and well-being. All applications for this fellowship underwent a rigorous, anonymous review process. We wish to thank the reviewers for lending their time and expertise to make this award possible.

This fellowship is in honour of the late Dr. Clyde Hertzman, the Founding Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), who passed away suddenly in 2013. Dr. Hertzman was a world-leading researcher in early childhood development and health, a champion for social justice, and a tireless advocate for all children. He was the Canada Research Chair in Population Health and Human Development and Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Dr. Hertzman played a central role in creating a framework that links population health to human development, which has catalyzed research investigating the importance of early child development as a determinant of health. His research contributed to international, national, provincial, and community initiatives for healthy child development. Amongst his many honours, he was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a long-term Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), the recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 2010 Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2013.