NewsOctober 2017

Major research award for JGH Physician-in-Chief

Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin, JGH Physician-in-Chief, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Prix Galien Canada – Research for his outstanding contributions to pharmaceutical research in Canada.

Often referred to as the Nobel Prize of pharmaceutical research, the Prix Galien Canada – Research is the most prestigious award in Canadian pharmaceutical research and innovation.

This is just the latest in a long series of career honours for Dr. Schiffrin, who is Professor and Vice-Chair (Research) in McGill University’s Department of Medicine, and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Hypertension and Vascular Research in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH.

Dr. Schiffrin, Director of the JGH Cardiovascular Prevention Centre, has been Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Hypertension since 2016, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Member of the Order of Canada, former President of the International Society of Hypertension (2012-2014) and former President of Hypertension Canada (2013-2016).

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