TORONTO, March 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canada Gairdner Awards are among the world's most important biomedical research awards. A source of national pride, the Awards are a major indicator of leading scientific discovery. Over the past 10 years, 18 of 27 Nobel Prize in Medicine winners had previously received a Canada Gairdner Award. In fact, one in four of all Canada Gairdner recipients has received a Nobel.
The award categories are:
- The Canada Gairdner International Awards recognize individuals from a diversity of fields for seminal discoveries or contributions to medical science (five winners).
- The Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes someone who is responsible for a scientific advancement that has made, or has the potential to make, a significant impact on health in the developing world (one winner).
- The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award is given to a Canadian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science throughout his/her career (one winner).
Please plan to attend.
|What:||A breakfast event to announce the recipients of the 2012 Canada Gairdner Awards.|
|Who:||Dr. John Dirks, President and Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation, will reveal the names of the 2012 awardees.|
|A recipient of the 2012 Canada Gairdner International Award will make a short presentation and be available for photos and interviews.|
|When:||Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 7:45-9:00 a.m.|
|Where:||MaRS Centre Auditorium (lower level), 101 College Street, Toronto|
Gairdner: Making Science Matter