Carleton University’s Monique Frize, distinguished professor in the research-intensive Faculty of Engineering and Design, was recently honoured with numerous awards and elected to the councils of the International Union of Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine and the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE).
Frize was given several awards during the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in Toronto, highlighted by the Life Achievement Award from the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society after being named a Fellow to the society two years earlier.
“I was overwhelmed to receive this award,” said Frize. “It was fantastic to be recognized by my peers. I have worked all my life in biomedical engineering, beginning when I was just a student, and I never anticipated being recognized with this great honour. It is a wonderful feeling.”
Frize was also named an honorary life member of the IFMBE and received an award, also from the IFMBE, for Dedication and Outstanding Contributions as the North America Regional Group Representative and Chair of the Women in Biomedical Engineering Committee.
Frize’s research, in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), includes medical imaging technology using infrared cameras and technology that predicts possible treatment outcomes, including mortality, likelihood of survival and possible complications for babies in intensive care. This research will also help parents to become engaged in making difficult, time-sensitive decisions with physicians about treatment options for their children.
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