2018 Manulife Prize

2018 Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health

McGill University, in association with Manulife & the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE), announces Dr. Jean-Pierre Després as the 2018 Winner of the Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health. The $50,000 award recognizes research pioneer who screened for abdominal obesity and acted to prevent it.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Després

2018 Manulife Prize

Learn more about Professor Jean-Pierre Després, research pioneer on visceral obesity and winner of the 2018 Manulife Prize.

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