President Franco Vaccarino has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, which is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community.

Vaccarino was inducted into the Academy Thursday night during a ceremony in Ottawa.

Fellows elected to the academy are recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science. They have demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and a commitment to the advancement of academic health science, and also have a record of substantial accomplishments in the field.