McMaster University

McMaster University

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Professor named to Order of Canada

Published: July 2, 2013
Salim Yusuf
Salim Yusuf

Professor Salim Yusuf is becoming an officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions to establishing effective treatments for heart disorders internationally.

Yusuf, a cardiologist, professor of medicine of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University and director of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), was one of 74 appointments announced by Governor General David Johnston over the weekend.

Yusuf has been the principal investigator for more than 25 major trials involving 85 countries on the prevention of heart disease and improving treatments following a heart attack or stroke. Yusuf is also vice-president, research for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS).

The ceremony at which Yusuf will be awarded his Order of Canada insignia will be held at a later date.

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