The Gairdner Foundation has recognized Dr. James Hogg with the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, the premier honour for leadership in medical science in Canada.
Dr. Hogg, Principal Investigator at the James Hogg Research Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital and an emeritus professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia, was selected for his research leadership in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Dr. Hogg has dedicated more than 40 years to researching the disease. His work continues to have a fundamental impact on the medical community's knowledge of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of COPD.
The Wightman Award is the latest in a series of awards Dr. Hogg has received. In 1992, he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and he became an officer of the Order of Canada in 2005. In 2003, he was recognized with the prestigious American Society for Investigative Pathology Chugai Award, and he has been repeatedly honoured by the American Thoracic Society.
Established in 1976 in honour of K.J.R. Wightman, a Toronto physician and the second president of the Gairdner Foundation, the Wightman Award is given to a Canadian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science.
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