Science & Research

Dr. Salah Mahmud

Born and raised in Libya, Dr. Salah Mahmud was recently appointed to head the University of Manitoba's fledgling centre for pharmacoepidemiology and vaccine research. In addition, he is also an assistant professor of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Medicine and a Medical Officer of Health with the Winnipeg Health Region.


2010 to Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

2009 to Present: Medical Officer of Health and Lead, Surveillance and Epidemiology Population and Public Health, Winnipeg Health Region

2006 to Present: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Oncology, McGill University, Montreal

2005 to Present: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urology, Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal

Post-Secondary Education

2005 to 2010: Residency in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

2005 to 2009: Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

2002 to 2005: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Epidemiology, Departments of Epidemiology, Oncology and Surgery, McGill University, Montreal

1997 to 1998: M.Sc. and Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London University - UK

1986 to 1993: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B), Faculty of Medicine, Garunis University, Libya

Awards and Honours

2012: Canada Research Chair in Pharmaco-epidemiology and Vaccine Evaluation (CAD $500,000), Canada Research Chairs

2011: The Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Junior Investigator of the Canadian Cancer Society (CAD $150,000), The Canadian Cancer Society

2011: Establishment Award (CAD $100,000), Manitoba Health Research Council

2010: Canada's Governor General's Gold Medal (for outstanding performance at the graduate level)

2010: The University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Award (for ground-breaking novel contributions to the field), University of Manitoba

Wave: Summer 2013

About Wave

Wave is published six times a year by the Winnipeg Health Region in cooperation with the Winnipeg Free Press. It is available at newsstands, hospitals and clinics throughout Winnipeg, as well as McNally Robinson Books.

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