Dr. Dick Menzies was awarded the Union 2012 Scientific Prize by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). The Union awards were presented during the Union’s World Conference, November 13-17, 2012, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Union Scientific Prize acknowledges researchers at any stage of their career for work on tuberculosis or lung health published in the past five years.

Dr. Dick Menzies received his medical training at McGill University and specialty training in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. After a two-and-a-half year stint in Lesotho, Africa, he received further training in Respiratory Medicine and a Masters Degree in Epidemiology at McGill University.

Dr. Menzies served as Medical Director at the Montreal Chest Institute for a total of 10 years ending in 2002 and as Director of the Respiratory Epidemiology Unit at McGill University for seven years. He is now Director of the Respiratory Division at the McGill University Health Centre.

Dr. Menzies has a long history of involvement in tuberculosis care and research, beginning with his years in Lesotho, where tuberculosis is highly endemic. Since his return to Montreal, he has developed a tuberculosis research program of clinical and epidemiologic studies linked with a large multi-disciplinary clinical service at the Montreal Chest Institute, and a group of other Montreal researchers with diverse interests and expertise in TB. He collaborates closely with the Public Health Unit of Montreal and Immigration Canada. Dr. Menzies has also been involved as a consultant to National TB Programs in the Dominican Republic, Guyana and Ecuador, the Pan-American Health Organization and the World Health Organization. He has published over 175 peer-reviewed papers and 25 book chapters based on the results of his research.


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19 November 2012