Again this year, McGill researchers are among the winners of the Prix du Québec.

Professor of organizational behaviour and international management at the Desautels Faculty of Management and creative powerhouse Nancy Adler, and renowned HIV/AIDS researcher and activist Mark Wainberg received the highest honour conferred by the provincial government in recognition of their contribution to the social and scientific advancement of Quebec.

Wainberg, Director of McGill’s AIDS Centre, will be awarded with the Prix Wilder-Penfield in biomedical sciences. He was one of the first Canadian scientists to study HIV/AIDS and in the late ’80s his research team was credited with the first identification of the anti-viral properties of 3TC, a widely used HIV drug. In addition to contributing significantly to our knowledge about HIV drug resistance and replication, Wainberg has been a tireless voice in advocating for funding of HIV-prevention programs and universal access to prevention, care and treatment programs.

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