Laureates: 2010 Awards
Prix Galien Canada Research 2010
Dr. Julio S. G. Montaner
MD, DSc (hon), FRCPC, FCCP, FACP, FRSC, OBC Professor of Medicine UBC and St. Paul's Hospital Foundation Chair in AIDS Research Head of Division of AIDS Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia; Director, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Healthcare; Founding National Co-Director, CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network; Past-President, International AIDS Society.
Dr. Julio S. G. Montaner , winner of the Prix Galien Canada 2010 Research Award, with His Excellency, the Governor General of Canada , David Johnston (right), and Dr. Jacques Gagné, Prix Galien Canada Jury President (left). ©CIHR-IRSC 2010
Dr. Montaner is an internationally recognized clinician-investigator who has spearheaded clinical trials that have revolutionized the management of HIV/AIDS. His greatest impact has been his innate ability to bring the results of important research to the political and community environment and encourage them to implement the findings, both locally and internationally.
The Research Award recognizes the outstanding contribution of a researcher or a research team having made, according to the Prix Galien Canada jury, a significant contribution to the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease. Candidates from academia, health-care institutions, research centers and the biopharmaceutical industry are eligible.
Prix Galien Canada Product 2010
The Innovative Product Award is presented annually to the company that has developed a drug judged by the Prix Galien Canada jury to have made the greatest contribution to the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease, a disorder, an abnormal physical state or the symptoms thereof, in humans and animals. The selected drug will have shown highly positive effects on patient care in Canada in terms of safety and innovation.
Louisa Greco, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, and Spilios Asimakopoulos, Customer Director, Dermatology, from Janssen-Ortho accepts the Prix Galien Canada 2010 Innovative Product Award on behalf of JANSSEN-ORTHO INC. with His Excellency, the Governor General, David Johnston (right) and Dr. Jacques Gagné, Prix Galien Canada Jury President (left). ©CIHR-IRSC 2010