Jack P. Callaghan, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, has been elected as a 2021 Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). The Academy brings together and recognizes top-ranked health and biomedical scientists and scholars across Canada to create positive change on the urgent health concerns of Canadians.
Election to Fellowship in the Academy is considered one of the highest honours for scholars in the Canadian health sciences communities. Fellows elected to the Academy are health and biomedical science leaders who have achieved national and international peer recognition for their contributions to the health sciences and demonstrate a history of exceptional accomplishment and impact.
The citation reads, “Dr. Jack Callaghan is a biomechanics professor and Canada Research Chair in Spine Biomechanics and Injury Prevention. He works with industry and clinical groups translating his internationally renowned chronic injury prevention research into product design, practice guidelines and prevention standards. As director of the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD), he leads a network of 70 scientists and practitioners and produced a provincial guideline for the prevention of musculoskeletal injury. Callaghan is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist and has been named a fellow and Career Awardee of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics.”
Callaghan is one of 74 newly elected CAHS Fellows from across the country. They are chosen from all disciplines in Canadian universities, health-care and research institutes.