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Being a medical physician, Jennifer Tsang wasn’t certain learn how to react when she discovered
Being a medical physician, Jennifer Tsang wasn’t certain learn how to react when she discovered she was nominated for a enterprise award earlier this fall.
She puzzled if the e-mail letting her know she was short-listed for a Better Niagara Chamber of Commerce Ladies in Enterprise Award was even authentic.
It was. Dr. Tsang, a Niagara Well being intensivist, weight problems specialist and researcher, was introduced because the winner of the Healthcare Hero class at a ceremony held Friday, Nov. 18 in St. Catharines. The award acknowledges girls who’ve made excellent contributions to the bodily or psychological well being of individuals in Niagara by way of their work and/or volunteerism within the healthcare sector.
“I’m humbled – a bit stunned,” Dr. Tsang says. “I’m not within the enterprise world so once I bought the e-mail concerning the nomination, I wasn’t certain what to make of it.”
When her title was referred to as Friday, Dr. Tsang, who was one in every of 5 finalists within the class, took the chance to spotlight the necessary work taking place at Niagara Well being. As analysis lead for the hospital, she has been instrumental in fostering the expansion of analysis right here, and has been concerned in quite a lot of research, together with one on the nationwide stage about COVID-19. That examine gave native sufferers the prospect to take part in scientific trials for medical therapy associated to the virus.
Dr. Tsang’s tutorial work focuses on the engagement of neighborhood hospitals all through Canada in scientific analysis. Her efforts are serving to place Niagara Well being as a nationwide chief in analysis, which she spoke about in her acceptance speech.
“It’s necessary for the neighborhood to know the standard of care we offer this neighborhood and the analysis we do,” Dr. Tsang says. “Niagara Well being has been supportive of analysis and there are extra good issues coming, and we will additional enhance healthcare within the area due to it. I wished to make use of this platform to unfold that message.”
Dr. Johan Viljoen, Niagara Well being Chief of Employees and Govt Vice-President Medical, says the popularity of Dr. Tsang’s work is well-deserved. The award, he explains, underscores the perseverance of the internationally acknowledged researcher and extremely completed vital care doctor, who, all through the pandemic, cared for sufferers whereas having a number of analysis research printed in mainstream medical journals.
“When her title was introduced, it was like a member of the family received. I used to be so completely satisfied for her,” Dr. Viljoen says. “An award like this highlights the distinctive experience of the individuals who work for Niagara Well being. It highlights the analysis that’s taking place in a big neighborhood hospital. This isn’t a hospital on College Avenue. Dr. Tsang has positioned Niagara Well being on the map when it comes to analysis at a neighborhood hospital.”