Dr. Nadine Caron receives the 2016 Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award

Dr. Caron is a General and Endocrine surgeon, an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, Northern Medical Program, and an Associate Faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. She joined the Johns Hopkins Center as an Associate Faculty member in 2009 and works closely with the Center’s training team on developing and implementing courses and mentoring students. As the first female First Nations student to graduate from the University of British Columbia’s medical school, she won the Hamber Gold Medal as the top graduating student and was named one of Maclean’s “One Hundred Canadians to Watch.”

"Through my role modeling, speaking engagements and formal committees, I aim to share my passion and foster ongoing opportunities to eliminate health disparities in Native communities in both Canada and the United States," said Dr. Caron. "My work with the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health is a big part of why I do what I do."

 

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