M.D., 2000, University of Calgary, Calgary AB
M.Sc, 2006 (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), McGill University, Montreal QC
Dr. Richards has had the opportunity to participate in, and sometimes lead, genome-wide association studies recently published in Nature, Nature Genetics, The Lancet and PLoS Genetics.
He co-chaired the cohorts arm of the UK10K consortium where ~3,800 population-based participants were whole genome-sequenced and these data have been publicly available, along with 50 phenotypes.
Recent Honours, Awards and Recognitions
2019 | Best Publication Award. ‘An atlas of genetic influences on osteoporosis in humans and mice’. McGill University, Human Genetics Department.
2017 | Elected Member of The American Society of Clinical Investigation. The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists, those who translate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice.
2016 | Elected Member of the Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Given to recognize emerging Canadian intellectual leaders who have demonstrated a high level of achievement.
2016 | Prix du Jeune Chercheur André-Dupont du Club de Recherches Cliniques du Québec – André-Dupont Young Researcher Award Québec Clinical Research Society. Given for excellence in research for a young researcher in Québec.
2016 | Clinical Research Scientist of the Year. Lady Davis Institute. McGill University, Faculty of Medicine. To honour a researcher who has made outstanding contributions to their field of study.
2015 | Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation (CSCI) 2015 Joe Doupe Young Investigator Award. To recognize outstanding research accomplishments in the first eight years of an investigator’s independent career.
2015 | William Dawson Scholar Award. McGill University. To ..."recognize a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber who is poised to become a leader in his or her field, similar to that of a CRC Tier 2."
2015 | McGill Bravo Award. To “Celebrate the cream of the researcher crop” at McGill University for “…winners of major provincial, national and international prizes”.