Published: March 3, 2021

IWH scientist wins career award

Institute for Work & Health (IWH) Scientist Dr. Arif Jetha has received the Arthritis Society’s Stars Early Career Development Award. The three-year award supports Jetha in his research exploring health, social and career challenges for young adults with rheumatic disease. For more about Jetha’s research interests, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/people/arif-jetha

IWH scientist recognized by national pain body

IWH Scientist Dr. Andrea Furlan, honoured last fall with an award from the Pain Society of Alberta, has also been named winner of the 2021 Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award by the Canadian Pain Society.  Furlan, who also works at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute as senior scientist, was recognized for her “outstanding mentorship in the training of future pain researchers and/or clinicians.” For more on Furlan’s bio, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/people/andrea-furlan

Institute welcomes new board member

The Institute welcomes Kate Lamb to its Board of Directors. Lamb is executive director of client and people services at the Law Society of Ontario. Her previous posts include chief corporate services officer at Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and director of employment and labour policy and program development at the Ontario Ministry of Labour. For more about her, visit: www.iwh.on.ca/people/kate-lamb

New resource now available to help prevent MSIs

A new resource is now available to help workplaces identify and implement musculoskeletal injury (MSI) prevention programs. Developed by IWH Scientist Dr. Dwayne Van Eerd and Director of Research Operations Emma Irvin with partners in Newfoundland and Labrador, the resource integrates the best available research evidence with practitioner expertise and stakeholder experiences. To download Implementing MSI prevention programs: Advice from workplaces for workplaces, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/tools-and-guides/implementing-msi-prevention-programs-advice-from-workplaces-for-workplaces