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Karin Humphries receives Distinguished Researcher Award

Dr. Karin Humphries, Scientific Director at the BC Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health (ICVHealth) and a Scientist with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), has been awarded the 2018 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Researcher Award.

An Associate Professor in UBC's Division of Cardiology and the UBC-Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Professor in Women’s Cardiovascular Health, Dr. Humphries was recognized for her outstanding clinical research to improve health outcomes of populations.

Dr. Humphries has dedicated her life to cardiovascular research that aims to improve patient outcomes and close the gender gap. Most recently, Dr. Humphries was awarded a CIHR grant to conduct a pan-Canadian randomized clinical trial to evaluate sex differences in biomarker thresholds for diagnosing a myocardial infarction. This research has the potential to improve the care and outcomes for all women at risk of heart disease.

Dr. Leonard Foster, Professor and Head of UBC's Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, is also a recipient of the Distinguished Researcher Award. The awards will be presented at Building the Future: Faculty of Medicine Research Trainee Day & Lecture Series on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Paetzold Lecture Theatre and Atrium at Vancouver General Hospital. This event is open to all faculty members, trainees, and staff. 

Read the full announcement on the UBC Faculty of Medicine website.