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Sharon E. Straus is a geriatrician and general internist. She is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division Director, Geriatric Medicine, both at the University of Toronto. She is the Director of the Knowledge Translation Program which is a joint initiative of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto.
         Dr. Straus completed her graduate training in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto and a research fellowship at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include evaluating the precision and accuracy of diagnostic tests, mentorship, and developing and evaluating methods of achieving knowledge translation in order to enhance clinical care. She was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and a Health Scholar Award from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.
         With colleagues Brian Haynes, Scott Richardson and Paul Glasziou, Dr. Straus wrote the 3rd Edition of the textbook, ‘Evidence-based Medicine: How to practise and teach it’. In 2004 she received the Young Educators Award from the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges; in 2005, the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Young Investigator Award; and, in 2007, the Watanabe Distinguished Scientist Award for Overall Excellence at the University of Calgary.


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