Michael Hayden wins Canada Gairdner Wightman Award
Dr. Alain Beaudet (left), CIHR President, presents Dr. Michael Hayden with the 2008 Canada's Health Researcher of the Year for Biomedical and Clinical Research at the Canadian Health Research Awards ceremony on November 18, 2008. Dr. Hayden won the 2011 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award.
Dr. Michael Hayden is the recipient of the 2011 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award. Dr. Hayden, Canada Research Chair in human genetics and molecular medicine at the University of British Columbia, is being recognized for his outstanding leadership in medical genetics, entrepreneurship and humanitarianism. "Throughout his career Michael has shown a remarkable commitment to translating research discoveries into better patient care," said Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. "I congratulate him on winning this prestigious award." Dr. Hayden was Canada's Health Researcher of the Year in Biomedical and Clinical Research in 2008.
CIHR is the major national sponsor of the Canada Gairdner Awards, one of the world's most prestigious awards in medical research. The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award is given to a Canadian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science.