Allen-Carey Award

For health care providers seeking to expand their expertise in women's health, opportunities to receive financial support are scarce. Most awards that once were an option for specialized postgraduate education are no longer available -- even though most advancements in health care depend on professional skill development and the dissemination of new knowledge.

The Allen-Carey Education Award of Excellence in Women's Health enables clinical and research training opportunities for health care providers who seek excellence. The award is intended to foster educational opportunities where funding is currently lacking, such as for an additional year of specialized training in women's health following a fellowship program.

Congratulations to the 2015 Allen-Carey Award recipients:

- Dr. Yvonne Leong (Western University): Master's degree in Health Professions and Education
- Dr. Anna Cameron (University of Manitoba): Master's degree in Epidemiology

"London has a long history of developing talented, motivated individuals in the field of women's health," says Dr. Hugh Allen. "There is no longer suitable support for this type of education, but it is crucial to maintaining the highest level of clinical care and research. The Allen-Carey Award addresses this gap."

As an endowment, the award provides support for one year of studies for each award recipient. Areas of study include obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology and women's health nursing.

The Allen-Carey Award - which is unique in Canada - has received the full support of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.

In an effort to compensate for current rates of return, and to create a national profile for the Allen-Carey Award in order to attract promising young physicians to London, we are striving to increase the award's endowment principal from approximately $1 million to $4 million.

We invite you to join our efforts to build this worthy program by making a gift in support of the Allen-Carey Award.