February 12, 2014
CIHR is pleased to join members of the Cancer Stem Cell Consortium (CSCC) today to congratulate Dr. John Dick, a Senior Scientist at the University Health Network and Director of the Cancer Stem Cell Program of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, on major new findings published today in the journal Nature.
Dr. Dick and his team have identified pre-leukemic hematopoietic stem cells in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The discovery lays the groundwork to detect and target the pre-leukemic stem cell and thereby potentially stop the disease at a very early stage when it may be more amenable to treatment.
January 23, 2014
CIHR congratulates recipients of the Order of Canada from the health research community
Among the ninety new appointees of the Order of Canada, CIHR would like to highlight eight members of the health research community who received this honour for their contributions to science or health care. Our congratulations go to Dr. David Jenkins, Mr. Patrick Lafferty, Dr. Elliot Phillipson, Dr. Michael Rudnicki, Dr. Peter Tugwell, Dr. Ewan Affleck, Dr. Catherine Hankins, and Dr. Ian Tannock. Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the community and nation.