OTTAWA, March 2, 2015 —Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), along with an elite group of outstanding scientists, celebrated writers and eminent academics. He became a Corresponding Fellow, which is an honour for people who have "attained high international standing in any subject" and do not reside in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Grimshaw is a leader in the field of knowledge translation. Aside from evaluating how to effectively get evidence into the hands of, and used by, clinicians, he is renowned for his leadership in the Cochrane Collaboration, and heads up Cochrane Canada and Knowledge Translation Canada. Also in the RSE's 2015 cohort are former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and best-selling crime author Ian Rankin. The RSE is an organization working to "place the advancement of learning and useful knowledge at the centre of public life in Scotland." See the RSE's media release.
Dr. Grimshaw is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, with a cross-appointment to the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine.