Tuberculosis specialist recognized as Canada's Premier Young Researcher
McGill University professor Michael B. Reed, Faculty of Medicine, has been recognized by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) with the Peter Lougheed/CIHR New Investigator Award: Canada's Premier Young Researcher, for his important contribution to the study of tuberculosis.
Dr. Reed, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, is known for his research into how various strains of tuberculosis have evolved different metabolic and virulence strategies to cause disease. Dr. Reed's research uses a range of techniques to investigate the strategies available to this phenotypically diverse pathogen, which continues to infect millions annually. Gaining a better understanding of this process will greatly enhance the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.
"I feel privileged to be recognized by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Peter Lougheed Medical Research Foundation in this way," said Dr. Reed. "It's a tremendous encouragement to have these two important medical research organizations believe in, and support, my research program as a New Investigator at McGill."
Dr. Reed received the award in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the 6th annual Canadian Health Researcher Awards – A Celebration of Excellence.
The Peter Lougheed/CIHR New Investigator Award: Canada's Premier Young Researcher is CIHR's most important career development award. Given to Canada's brightest young researchers, this five-year award represents an important incentive for young researchers to pursue their work in Canada.
This award is co-funded by the Peter Lougheed Medical Research Foundation. Mr. Lougheed, one of Canada's prominent champions of health research, served as Premier of Alberta from 1971 to 1985.
CIHR is the Government of Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. Composed of 13 institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to over 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
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