MF Award


The Dr. J Mark FitzGerald Fellowship Award for Research in Obstructive Lung Disease 


Dr. Mark FitzGerald who passed away in January 2022, was a caring physician, a great scientist, and an influential leader illustrious career.  Mentorship of new clinician-researchers was a prominent feature of He has trained many residents, fellows, and graduate students and has mentored numerous junior colleagues and new investigators. Dr. FitzGerald’s trainees and mentees would not only benefit from his vast knowledge, but also form his generous, dedicated support. Dr. FitzGerald’s leadership and clinical duties were never a barrier to spending quality time with trainees. He would not hesitate to use his immense influence and reputation to spotlight the work of a trainee and promote a new investigator within his vast network of influence. Through his exemplary mentorship, Dr. FitzGerald has shaped the Canadian respiratory research and clinical communities in significant ways.

In honor of Dr. FitzGerald's contribution to research and training in respiratory medicine, CRRN has named its top post-doctoral research fellowship award (awarded annually) “The Dr. J Mark Fitzgerald fellowship award for research in obstructive lung disease”.

Year Award Recipient  

Dr. Clarus Leung, UBC



Dr. Rachel Eddy, UBC