Published: 07-09-2020 09:52 | Updated: 07-09-2020 13:43

Glenn Regehr is awarded the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education

Portrait av Glenn Regehr.
Dr. Glenn Regehr. Photo: Press image from UBC

Dr. Glenn Regehr is awarded the 2020 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (KIPRIME.) Dr. Regehr of University of British Columbia, Vancouver (UBC), whose work has improved the educational and scholarly practices in health professions education, will be the tenth winner of this prestigious and coveted award.

Dr. Regehr, Professor, Department of Surgery, and Associate Director of the Centre for Health Education Scholarship in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, will receive the award and a prize amount of €75,000. The award is currently awarded every second year.

Outstanding support and guidance

“His innovations and work, especially with qualitative methods have had a great impact on the field of educational research. He has also provided outstanding support and guidance to junior researchers. He's certainly a very worthy prize winner,” says Professor Sari Ponzer, Chair of the Prize Committee.

Glenn´s main research impact has been in conceptualizing methodology and its relationship to theory, a groundwork for significant research activity. He has also introduced a variety of methodological innovations, drawing heavily on work done outside of the health professions.

Supporting culture

“I feel very deeply honoured. I'm also proud to have my name alongside the other individuals who have won the award in the past. I will say, I honestly don't really see it as an individual award for me, as much as anything else it's a nod to the culture of supporting collaboration and interaction that we have in the field,” says Glenn Regehr. 

Glenn Regehr has greatly contributed to a broader academic understanding of medical education. This international prize is awarded for outstanding research in medical education. The purpose of the prize is to recognise and stimulate high-quality research in the field and to promote long-term improvements of educational practices in medical training, the term "Medical" in this context, including all education and training for any health science profession.