DETAILS ABOUT THE DR. MARGARET BECKLAKE FELLOWSHIP
- Full application details can be found here: https://www.meakinsmcgill.com/trainee-funding/
- Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
- The first winner of the Dr. Margaret Becklake Fellowship will be chosen to start his or her fellowship in July 2019
- Selection of recipients will be made by a committee consisting of the directors of the MUHC respiratory division, the Meakins-Christie Laboratories and the Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit
DR. MARGARET BECKLAKE: A PIONEERING LEADER IN RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
The Montreal Chest Institute Foundation is proud to honour Dr. Becklake’s legacy and immense contribution in developing generations of respiratory clinicians and researchers by launching the Dr. Margaret Becklake Fellowship. This fellowship will be awarded to at least one trainee in respiratory research every year and will pay her or his salary as s/he conducts research under the supervision of scientists at the Montreal Chest Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.
Recipients will be chosen from low- and middle-income countries as well as from Canadian Indigenous communities. Over the course of her career, Dr. Becklake had a major interest in respiratory health in lower-income countries, including in childhood asthma and occupational lung disease. She conducted research in this area for many years. Dr. Becklake also trained and hosted students in respiratory research from lower-income countries, who then became leaders in research and care in those countries.
Help us train the next generation of researchers and specialists in areas of the world where the need is greatest. Help us share the expertise we have at the Montreal Chest Institute around the globe. Help us continue Dr. Becklake’s legacy.
Dr. Margaret Becklake immigrated to Montreal in 1957 from South Africa. Her impact on respiratory care, research and teaching was profound. With other members of the McGill faculty, she worked on occupational lung disease, an interest she maintained from her early medical career in South Africa. She established the now well-known Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit at McGill and at the Montreal Chest Institute.
Dr. Becklake was renowned for her insistence upon the importance of a clearly stated, relevant research question and more generally for her clarity and insight. She was also unfailingly devoted to her patients and their families. The research unit she founded flourishes today, as it continues to emphasize respiratory research of direct relevance to patients and communities.
Read more here: https://mcifoundation.ca/dr-margaret-becklake-fellowship/