Dr. Kristi Adamo was awarded the 2015 Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Young Investigator Award at the annual meeting  in Hamilton last week.  This award is presented annually to an outstanding CSEP member acknowledged to have an excellent reputation throughout Canada and to have achieved notable international recognition within 10 years of earning their MD or PhD degree.

Dr. Adamo, who was nominated by her colleagues at HALO,  is the first ever female recipient of this award and joins a phenomenal group of Canadian researchers who have made significant contributions to their fields of study.  Dr. Adamo was given the opportunity to present an overview of her research program entitled:  “Are the early years the key to long term health?”

Dr. Adamo had this to say about the award:

I am incredibly grateful to my colleagues for nominating me and to CSEP for recognizing a ‘hybrid-style’ researcher like myself.  Any successes I have had are due to a strong team effort and the support, guidance and mentorship of the CHEO RI and the University of Ottawa. I can only hope to follow in the pretty grand footsteps of those recipients who have proceeded me.

Congratulations, Kristi!

(Photo: Kristi with Olympic gold medalist Adam Van Koeverden)