Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jean Hlady, Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, UBC, on receiving the 2014 Award of Excellence in Medical Practice, from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.
Dr. Hlady as worked full-time in clinical practice and medical education for over thirty years, both with the Child Protection Service Unit and the General Paediatric Clinic at B.C. Children’s Hospital. From 1988 until 2013, Dr. Hlady served as the Director of the Child Protection Service Unit, and in that capacity has been integral to the development of child maltreatment initiatives across multiple disciplines and throughout numerous communities within the Province.
Dr. Hlady provided expert opinion to both the Gove Inquiry into Child Protection Services in B.C.(1995), as well as to the Honorable Ted Hughes for his Review of Child Protection in B.C.(2006). She currently sits on the Coroner’s Office Child Death Review Committee, and serves as a consultant to the Representative for Children and Youth on the Committee for Child Deaths and Serious Injuries. In October 2008, at the Champions for Children and Youth BC Summit, Dr. Hlady was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Representative for Children and Youth for her outstanding efforts and leadership in the area of child protection.
Dr. Hlady has always held medical education in high regard. She has been recognized for her teaching achievements by both the hospital and the university on several occasions, including the Teacher of the Year Award for Undergraduate Medical Education in Paediatrics (1996) and an Award of Excellence, with Distinction for Education at Children’s and Women’s Health Center of B.C (2003).
Dr. Hlady’s energy and compassion are immeasurable. Her tremendous contribution to the area of child maltreatment, and her outstanding commitment to improving the health outcomes of children in B.C. make her truly deserving of this honour.