Jay Keystone Global Health Award

2020 Jay Keystone Global Health Award

Dr. Sissi Cao is the recipient of the 2020 Jay Keystone Global Health Award, for her research project, Needs assessment for practicing critical care physicians in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Congratulations to Dr. Cao and her supervisor Dr. Dominique Piquette!

The Jay Keystone Global Health Award was established in memory of Dr. Jay Keystone, an internationally recognized expert in the fields of Travel and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Keystone created the Tropical Disease Unit at Toronto General Hospital in 1976 and was a mentor to generations of trainees, and a respected colleague, teacher, and friend to many. Dr. Keystone received a BSc from the University of Toronto in 1965 and graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in the Class of 1969. He conducted postgraduate work and fieldwork on multiple continents.

The Jay Keystone Global Health Award will be annually awarded to a trainee (resident or fellow) in the Department of Medicine for the purpose of conducting research in global health.

The award is valued at $5,000.

Timelines for applications

January A call will go out to all trainees and fellow in the Department of Medicine
April 15 Application Deadline (Revised from April 1st)
May 31 Notification of competition results



Trainees or fellows will apply with a global health research project, focused on an area outside of US or Canada, to be reviewed by a departmental committee. Funds can be used for expenses related to the projects (including, but not limited to, travel and accommodation).

Application Details

Application should include:

  1. A letter of intent that describes the project, signed by the trainee and their supervisor
  2. A budget document that outlines projected travel costs
  3. A CV of the applicant

The application should be sent to the Department of Medicine Research Administrator at dom.research@utoronto.ca by April 15, 2020. Applications that are late or incomplete, will not be considered. You will be sent email confirmation of receipt.