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Trailblazing pain pioneer Ronald Melzack to be inducted into Medical Hall of Fame
Date:11/10/2008

he Montreal General Hospital in 1974, both of which now belong to the McGill University Health Centre. It is his empathy for those suffering from chronic pain however that is perhaps his greatest gift of all.

"I am deeply grateful to have my name alongside my teacher Dr. Donald Hebb who was inducted in 2003," said Melzack, who is now Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at McGill University. "I sincerely hope that I, too, will serve as an inspiration for students everywhere through this prestigious and unexpected honour. Thank you to The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for making this happen, and particularly in my hometown of Montreal!"

The 2009 Inductees were selected by an independent committee of prominent leaders from Canada's medical community.

"Dr. Melzack's contributions to our understanding of pain and our ability to reduce human suffering are immeasurable," said Dr. Richard Levin, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of McGill's Faculty of Medicine. "We congratulate this great McGill scholar on his richly deserved induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame."

"The selection of this year's candidates was both a demanding and gratifying experience for all members of the selection committee," said Dr. Alain Beaudet, president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and chair of the Selection Committee. "Indeed, the Canadian scene abounds with outstanding scientists, care providers and visionary builders of medicine, all of whom deserve our recognition and appreciation. This year's inductees exude excellence, not only in their achievements, but also as exceptional human beings."

Melzack's fellow 2009 inductees include Dr. Sylvia O. Fedoruk, Dr. Tak Wah Mak, Dr. Charles H. Tator and Dr. Mladen Vranic. More than 500 of Canada's leading citizens will come together to celebrate the formal induction of the incoming laureates on April 29, 2009, in Montreal.


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Contact: Mark Shainblum
mark.shainblum@mcgill.ca
514-398-2189
McGill University
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