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Terry Klassen

Biography

Dr. Terry Klassen is a highly regarded clinician scientist in pediatric emergency medicine who has had a highly successful academic leadership career in a variety of areas. Dr. Klassen is well known for excellence in clinical trials, as well as knowledge synthesis and translation. He is the co-founder of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) and Scientific Director of Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK), a Network of Centres of Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization initiative. Through TREKK and PERC, Dr. Klassen was able to create and disseminate knowledge that has resulted in fewer hospital admissions for children with croup. Dr. Klassen has a strong vision to align pediatric research efforts across the country. In recognition of his lifetime contributions, he was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine in 2010 in the foreign associate category. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. His research has had a large impact on the practice of pediatric emergency medicine, which was recognized when he received a 2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Canadian Medical Association Journal Top Achievements in Health Research Award. In 2020, Dr. Klassen was awarded a Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Clinical Trials

Discipline: Medicine

Centre: University of Manitoba

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