OTTAWA, Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada pays tribute to
Canada's health researchers as the 2011 Canadian Health Research Awards
are presented at a special ceremony this evening in Ottawa, hosted by
the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Prix Galien
"Our Government is proud to support the work of Canada's health
researchers," said the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health.
"I congratulate all the researchers who are receiving awards for their
outstanding contributions and applaud them for their remarkable
commitment to improving the health of Canadians and people all over the
The recipients of the 2011 Canadian Health Research Awards are as
Canada's Health Researcher of the Year
Dr. Paul Kubes from the University of Calgary has been named Canada's
Health Researcher of the Year for his work in examining the role that
leukocytes play in preventing and reversing sepsis - a potentially
fatal condition in which the blood becomes infected by harmful
The Peter Lougheed/CIHR New Investigator Salary Award
Dr. Kate Shannon from the University of British Columbia and BC Centre
for Excellence in HIV/AIDS has received The Peter Lougheed/CIHR New
Investigator Salary Award for her groundbreaking research on the impact
of prostitution laws on health outcomes.
CIHR Knowledge Translation Award
Dr. Geoffrey Fong from the University of Waterloo has received the CIHR
Knowledge Translation Award for his work on evaluating and helping to
strengthen tobacco control policies throughout the world.
CIHR Partnership Award
The Nova Scotia Food Security Network and the Participatory Action
Research and Training Centre on Food Security has received the CIHR
Partnership Award for its work to help communities and policy makers
develop better food policies and improve food security in Nova Scotia.
"Each of the award recipients has achieved exceptional impact through
their work," said Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of CIHR. "Their
accomplishments reflect Canada's strong and diverse health research
community and the positive outcomes that are improving the health and
quality of life of Canadians."
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's health research investment agency. CIHR's mission is to create
new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved
health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened
Canadian health care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides
leadership and support to more than 14,100 health researchers and
trainees across Canada.
Web Profiles - 2011 Canadian Health Research Award Recipients
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