TORONTO, March 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Among the world's most important biomedical research awards, the Canada Gairdner Awards are dedicated to recognizing the world's most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists. Since 1959, approximately 80 of the 313 Gairdner Award recipients have subsequently won a Nobel Prize in Medicine.
The award categories include:
- The Canada Gairdner International Awards, recognizing individuals from diverse fields for seminal discoveries or contributions to medical science.
- The Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, recognizing a researcher 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.
- The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, given to a Canadian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science throughout his/her career.
Please join us in the presentation of these awards.
|What:||A breakfast event to announce the recipients of the 2013 Canada Gairdner Awards.|
|Who:|| Dr. John Dirks, President and Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation, will
announce the names of the successful award winners for 2013.
| A recipient of the 2013 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award will make a short
presentation about his or her discovery and its implications for patients. This
recipient will also be available for photos and interviews.
|When:||Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 7:45-9:00 a.m.|
|Where:||MaRS Centre Auditorium (lower level), 101 College Street, Toronto|
Gairdner: Making Science Matter
SOURCE: Gairdner Foundation
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