Dr. Jacalyn Duffin (School of Medicine) has been elected by society members for her outstanding contributions to medicine.
Dr. Duffin is the Hannah Chair for the History of Medicine and a practicing physician and historian. Duffin is one of the first scholars to fully-integrate history into medical curricula. For her book Medical Miracles, Dr. Duffin went through the Vatican archives to study more than 1,400 miracles from 1588 to 1999.
“This recognition of my work is humbling and I am ever so grateful for the support of colleagues who believe in the value of humanities research in medical education and practice,” Dr. Duffin says.
Dr. Duffin will be recognized at a Royal Society banquet in November.
The Royal Society of Canada was established under an Act of Parliament in 1882 as Canada’s national academy. It helps promote Canadian research, scholarly accomplishment and advises governments, non-governmental organizations and Canadians on matters of public interest.