Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

Dr. Milos Popovic Receives 2018 Jonas Salk Award

Jun 8, 2018
Jessica Boafo
Congratulations to Dr. Milos Popovic who was announced the recipient of the 2018 Jonas Salk Award for his sustained scientific contributions to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

Established in 1994, the award is presented annually by March of Dimes Canada to a Canadian scientist, physician or researcher who has made significant advancements in scientific knowledge, prevention, treatment or cure of a physically disabling condition.

Dr. Popovic is also a professor in the University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), a senior scientist and the Institute Director of Research at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute as well as a proud RSI faculty member. He is a renowned researcher in the field of rehabilitation engineering, specifically in the development of technologies that help restore voluntary limb function in persons with certain disabilities and other devices for rehabilitation.

This is the fourth U of T IBBME professor to be recognized by the March of Dimes Canada with the Jonas Salk Award with two also being RSI faculty members. Dr. Geoff Fernie received the award back in 2002 and Dr. Tom Chau won in 2016.