Dr. Michael Hayden has received the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, the premier honour for leadership in medical science in Canada.
Hayden, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and director and senior scientist at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at the Child & Family Research Institute, was selected for his leadership in medical genetics, entrepreneurship and humanitarianism.
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Did You Know?
Dr. Michael Hayden and graduate student, Jeff Carroll, were featured in Frontier: a journal of research and discovery, issue 4, June 2008. “There’s a sense of urgency around us. What we learn from HD is likely to have a direct relevance to other diseases of a similar nature like Alzheimer’s,” Hayden says. “We believe that what we’re learning here will have a broad relevance. This is not esoteric research.” Read the article here in cIRcle.
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