Asmundson, a professor of clinical psychology, is being honoured for his pioneering work indetermining linkages between anxiety disorders, such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and chronic pain.
“I’m honoured to be recognized with the select others who have been granted fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada,” Asmundson says. “This is a significant validation that the work my team and I are doing is important.”
Before joining the University of Regina in 2002, Asmundson was the director of research for the Regina-Qu’Appelle Health Region.
He earned his bachelors, masters and PhD degrees at the University of Manitoba. Asmundson was honoured at a ceremony in Ottawa on November 28.
The U of R’s Vice-President of Research, Dr. David Gauthier, says the prestigious national recognition of the accomplishments of Asmundson demonstrates the importance the University puts on research.
“The University is very proud of the tremendous leadership that Dr. Asmundson has shown in advancing this critically important area of research and the benefits his independent research is bringing to help those dealing with anxiety and chronic pain,” says Gauthier.