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Professors Anthony Miller and Robin McLeod receive Order of Canada

December 31/2019

Two members of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health community — Professors Anthony Miller and Robin McLeod — received the Order of Canada on December 27, 2019.

Anthony Miller, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, was named Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to the field of cancer epidemiology and for his work to advance cancer control policies and practices in Canada.

Recently, a landmark study led by Professor Miller and a team of DLSPH researchers was named one of five key research papers of the last decade by the British Medical Journal. The paper, Twenty five year follow-up for breast cancer incidence and mortality of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study: randomised screening trial, found that annual mammograms of women between 40 and 59 didn’t reduce breast cancer death rates compared to regular physical examination or usual care.

Robin McLeod, Status Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, was named Officer of the Order of Canada for her contributions to surgical oncology and for her innovations in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics.

Professor McLeod is also Vice President of Clinical Programs and Quality Initiatives at Cancer Care Ontario and Vice Chair of Best Practice and Quality at U of T’s Department of Surgery.

Click here for the full list of new Order of Canada recipients.