BC Innovation Awards

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 49, No. 9, November 2007, Page 507 News

The BC Innovation Council recently announced the winners of the 2007 BC Innovation Council Awards, and, as usual, physicians were well represented.

Dr Julio Montaner 
Dr Julio Montaner is the winner of the BC Science and Technology Champion of the Year Award. Dr Montaner, professor of medicine and chair of AIDS Research at UBC, director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, and director of the HIV/AIDS Research Program at St. Paul’s Hospital, has revolutionized the care for patients with HIV/AIDS in British Columbia and throughout the world. His numerous important discoveries concerning drug therapy have significantly altered the model of management for the disease. Dr Montaner is recognized for his leadership in HIV/AIDS clinical work and research, both nationally and internationally.

Dr Martin Gleave 
Dr Martin Gleave is the winner of the Frontiers in Research Award for his innovative PC-TRIADD: The Prostate Centre’s Translational Initiative for Accelerated Discovery and Development. Dr Gleave, director of the Prostate Centre at VGH, has successfully created a program that translates advances in molecular biology into knowledge and tools with clinical utility for the treatment of prostate cancer.

. BC Innovation Awards. BCMJ, Vol. 49, No. 9, November, 2007, Page(s) 507 - News.

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