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New Recipients of Zimmerman Memorial Award

December 2011.  eCHN handed out the fourth Dr. Barry Zimmerman Memorial Award at an annual Focus Group meeting of its physician users. The Award honours the memory of one of the pioneers of the electronic Child Health Network, an enthusiast for the cause of electronic medical records, and a noted and gracious mentor to the organization - Dr. Barry Zimmerman. The recipient of the Award was paediatrician Umberto (Bert) Cellupica, a dedicated user of eCHN and a strong supporter of its role in children's health care.


Dr. Cellupica has been practising General Paediatrics in the City of Vaughan since 2000 and is currently located at the Upper Thornhill Medical Centre.  He received his training from the University of Toronto, Queen's University, and Sickkids. He also works with the Children's Treatment Network of Simcoe-York in the areas of Developmental Paediatrics and Feeding Disorders.  Dr. Cellupica serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Paediatric Society.  He is the Past Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Section on Paediatrics.

The third Barry Zimmerman Memorial Award was given out in December 2010 to Dr. Eddy Lau, Chief of Paediatrics at St. Joseph's Health Centre in 2007 and currently starting his second five-year term in that role. Dr. Lau has been committed to the use of electronic health records and a tireless advocate for eCHN among his medical colleagues. In addition to his on-call duties as a general  paediatrician at SJHC and monthly emergency shifts as SickKids, he also runs a private practice near the Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto


Dr. Lau received his training at the University of Toronto, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and at SickKids.  Additional clinical and academic roles include: Executive of the Canadian Paediatric Society(CPS), Section of Community Paediatrics;  community paediatrics staff member of the Postgraduate Medical Education Committee for Paediatrics at the University of Toronto; Co-Director of Postgraduate Medical Education for Paediatrics at SJHC;  and Member of the Continuing Professional Development Committee of the CPS.

Photo above left: eCHN Senior Managers engaged in their weekly review.

Photo above right: Members of MED team with eCHN Founding CEO pay tribute to standardization guru, Dr. Gilbert Hill (second from right).