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Portrait of Dr. Marcia Anderson.

Winnipeg Free Press: A ‘remarkable physician leader’

April 18, 2022 — 

As the Winnipeg Free Press reports, Dr. Marcia Anderson was recently named Physician of the Year by Doctors Manitoba. The vice-dean Indigenous health, social justice and anti-racism in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is being celebrated for her service to Indigenous people and other communities.


Dr. Marcia Anderson was thrust into the spotlight during the pandemic as a voice people across Manitoba would wait on to hear for guidance on fighting COVID-19 on First Nations, but she’s been devoted to serving her community for decades.

The public health lead of Manitoba’s First Nations pandemic response team has now been lauded as Doctors Manitoba physician of the year for 2022.

“I felt honoured even when one of my colleagues approached me and asked me if I’d be willing to be nominated for it,” Anderson, 44, told the Free Press.

“I think it’s important to me in terms of what it represents: which is the value of the work that I’ve been leading and part of, because that’s close to my heart, and the broader acceptance and seeing of the value in that work by my peers.”

 

Read the full story, and how her position as the public health lead of Manitoba’s First Nations pandemic response team can lead to improved health care delivery for First Nations Communities.

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