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University of Calgary researcher named Canada's Health Researcher of the Year
Date:11/16/2011

University of Calgary researcher Paul Kubes, PhD, is the recipient of one of Canada's top awards for medical research. An internationally-recognized scientist specializing in visualizing the mammalian immune system, Kubes will accept the 2011 Canada's Health Researcher of the Year award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) at a ceremony in Ottawa this evening.

"I congratulate Dr. Kubes for winning this prestigious award," said the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health for Canada. "His contributions and those of the other award recipients have led to great advancements in health and medicine, which are benefitting Canadians and people around the world."

"Dr. Kubes and the other award recipients have achieved exceptional impact through their work," said Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of CIHR. "Their accomplishments reflect Canada's strong and diverse health research community and the positive outcomes that are improving the health and quality of life of Canadians."

University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon said the award is outstanding recognition for one of the university's top investigators.

"Paul Kubes is one of the leading experts in his field, and over the past 20 years he has built a centre of excellence that is recognized on the world stage," Cannon said. "The University of Calgary's strategic direction, Eyes High, is to be among Canada's top five research universities by our 50th anniversary in 2016. Dr. Kubes' achievements highlight the university's strong national leadership in discovery and innovation, and we congratulate him on this wonderful honour."

Kubes is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine's Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Medicine and is director of the university's Calvin, Phoebe & Joan Snyder Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation. As lead researcher of the Alberta Sepsis Network, Kubes has been examining the role that leukocytes (
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Contact: Grady Semmens
gsemmens@ucalgary.ca
403-651-2515
University of Calgary
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