News at Medicine - October 2013 - 2013 Gairdner Lecture


2013 Gairdner Lecture
October 18, 2013
On Thursday, October 17, the Faculty of Medicine was pleased to host Dr. James Hogg. Dr. Hogg gave a lecture as part of the Gairdner National Program lecture series on developing new treatments for chronic lung disease.
 
Pictured from left: Dr. James Hogg, Dr. Reza Tabrizchi and Dr. Sharon Peters
Dr. Hogg was recently recognized with the 2013 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for his outstanding leadership in the understanding and treatment of chronic respiratory disease and for his visionary career as a national research builder.
 
Created in 1959, The Canada Gairdner Awards recognize and reward the achievements of medical researchers whose work contribute significantly to improving the quality of human life.The Gairdner Awards consistently identify the world's best biomedical researchers and, through the lecture series, bring them to universities across Canada to share their ideas and work.
 
Throughout his career, Dr. Hogg’s research has remained focused on the mechanisms and anatomical sites of obstructive lung disease. He has been recognized with an array of recognitions and scientific awards. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005 and elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1992 and to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2003, Dr. Hogg was the recipient of the American Society for Investigative Pathology Chugai Award and he has been honoured by the American Thoracic Society on several occasions.
 
Dr. Hogg is a past president of the Canadian Thoracic Society and a former member of their Board of Directors. His work in pathology, pulmonary physiology and molecular biology has leveraged over 40 years of contributions to the world’s understanding of lung disease.