Dr. Cheryl RockMan-Greenberg First Female Medal of Honour Recipient
TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Health ResearchFoundation (HRF), along with Prix Galien Canada and Research Canada is pleased to celebrate and honour the best and brightest minds of Canada's life sciences and health research advocacy sectors, at the HRF Research Awards
The honourees of the HRF's Medal of Honour, Prix Galien Canada awards and Research Canada's Leadership Awards are:
"Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg's work has significantly advanced the field of molecular medicine in Canada. Thanks to her lifelong work, we have a greater understanding of genetic diseases and how to treat them. I would like to congratulate Dr. Rockman-Greenberg once again for her accomplishments." – Mel Cappe, Chair, Health Research Foundation of Innovative Medicines Canada
"We are happy to recognize the incredible contributions of both Dr. Grant Pierce and The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) in their tireless work to forward health research advocacy, for excellence in championing advanced health research and fighting HIV/AIDS respectively." – Dr. Ryan Wiley, Chair of the Board of Directors, Research Canada
"The Prix Galien recognizes Canadian advances in pharmaceutical research, recognizing both Canadian researchers as well as products that have had significant Canadian input into their development and approval. For these reasons, I am pleased to honour Dr. Philip Halloran for his work in organ transplantation research as well as to Takeda Canada Inc. and Gilead Sciences Canada for the creation of two products that revolutionize the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and Hepatitis C." – Dr. Jean Gray, Prix Galien Canada
About the Health Research Foundation of Innovative Medicines Canada
The Health Research Foundation (HRF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and promote the value of health research in Canada. By applying the highest standards of scientific excellence, addressing health system sustainability challenges and establishing partnerships, the HRF, one of the leading private health research foundations in the country, contributes significantly to the prevention and treatment of disease, to a better health care system and the availability for Canadians to access effective health products.
About The Prix Galien
The Prix Galien is the most prestigious award in the field of Canadian pharmaceutical research and innovation. Referred to as the Nobel Prize of pharmaceutical research, it recognizes the efforts and achievements of pharmaceutical research and development. The Prix Galien Canada is organized by Innovation Life Canada, a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate Canadian innovation in the life sciences.
About Research Canada
Research Canada is a national, broad-based alliance dedicated to increasing investments in health research through collaborative advocacy. We believe health research is a shared benefit, shared responsibility and an investment in Canada's future. We engage government, academia, industry and non-profit sectors to build support for balanced and long-term health research funding – investments that strengthen Canada's innovation system and lead to better health, sustainable health care, new commercialization opportunities, and skilled jobs for Canadians. Only through sustained and balanced investments in health research will Canada succeed in keeping its citizens the healthiest and most prosperous in the world.
SOURCE Innovative Medicines Canada
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