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Professor makes Canada’s 2014 Hall of Fame

Published: September 24, 2013
Salim Yusuf
Dr. Salim Yusuf, professor of medicine and director of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI)

Dr. Salim Yusuf, professor of medicine in McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, has been named to the 2014 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for his innovative and visionary leadership.

He will be one of six new members of the Hall, given accolades for his research which has transformed the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease, saving millions of lives around the world.

Dr. Stewart Hamilton, board chair of the Hall, said of the inductees: "These remarkable Canadians have earned their place of honour among our most distinguished medical heroes.

"Each has truly made a difference in the lives of people in Canada and around the world. Their passion and commitment to the advancement of knowledge provides inspiration to all who follow in their footsteps."

In making the announcement, he said Yusuf has revolutionized the thinking of clinical trials resulting in improved overall standards and quality of health sciences research worldwide. Recognized for his pivotal role in the development of a nationwide network of Canadian cardiovascular researchers, Yusuf developed a global strategy for cardiovascular prevention and is a leader in the development of health research policy.

He added that Yusuf, a Rhodes Scholar from India, is an excellent mentor and his current passion is the prevention of cardiovascular disease in countries that are unable to pay for life-saving drugs.

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Yusuf will be recognized along with Dr. Max Cynader, a world-renowned neuroscientist; Dr. Adolfo de Bold, father of the cardiovascular endocrinology; the late Dr. Walter MacKenzie, builder of academic medicine; Dr. T.J. Murray, world leader in multiple sclerosis research and care, and Dr. Ronald Worton, who discovered the gene for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The 2014 induction ceremony will be held in Kingston, Ontario on April 24.


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