Internationally renowned cardiovascular scientist, educator and health policy visionary Dr. Victor J. Dzau, Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University, was named the 2011 winner of the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research.
Dr. Dzau was born in China, grew up in Hong Kong, and graduated from McGill University with a BSc and a MD. He is a physician and pioneering translational research scientist, and is widely recognized as one of the most influential medical leaders worldwide.
The Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research was established in 2005 by the Friends of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FCIHR) in recognition of Dr. Henry Friesen’s distinguished leadership, vision and innovative contributions to health and health research. The $35,000 Friesen Prize is awarded annually and will be presented at a public lecture in Ottawa on September 14, 2011.
To read more, visit The Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research website.