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Meghan Azad, 2024 Gairdner Momentum Award Laureate

The Globe and Mail: 2024 Gairdner Award recipients paved way for revolutions in cancer treatment, genomics, and global health

April 11, 2024 — 

The power of biomedical research lies in its potential to turn new knowledge into better realities for patients and communities. Sometimes it can transform the way we understand the nature of human health.

All of the above are demonstrated by this year’s recipients of the annual Canada Gairdner Awards, announced on Thursday by the Toronto-based Gairdner Foundation.

Among the eight awardees are researchers whose pioneering work produced an effective mode of cancer immune therapy, powered a revolution in DNA sequencing and led the charge against one of the world’s most prevalent childhood infections.

Established in 1957 with a donation from philanthropist James A. Gairdner, the awards have since become Canada’s most prestigious prize for breakthrough research conducted around the world in biomedical science.

To read the full article, please visit The Globe and Mail.

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