Two doctors from Vancouver, Canada, are among the latest inductees into the prestigious Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is a Canadian charitable organization, which honors individuals whose outstanding contributions to medicine and health sciences to improve the health of people.
Dr. Julio Montaner and Dr. Judith Hall are among six Canadian researchers receiving the honor.
Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the British Columbia Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, and Dr. Judith Hall, a professor emerita at the University of British Columbia (UBC), were honored on April 23 at a ceremony in Winnipeg, Canada.
Dr. Montaner, a world-renowned expert on HIV/AIDS was recognized for his many contributions to the field of HIV/AIDS research. His groundbreaking treatment as prevention strategy, which uses anti-retroviral drugs to reduce patients' HIV viral count and reduce their risk of transmission.
In 2014, the United Nations adopted Montaner's Treatment as Prevention program as its global strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Dr. Hall, the only female inductee this year, was recognized for her contributions to medical understanding of birth defects, dwarfism and other physical abnormalities.
Dr. Hall focused her research on birth defects and human congenital anomalies, particularly dwarfism and disorders resulting in short stature. She identified more than 300 kinds of disproportionate short stature. Her findings are published in a textbook used by medical professionals to evaluate patients with abnormal features or syndromes.