Current Recipients

Canada Gairdner International Award

Harold F. Dvorak

MD
"For discovering Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), a key molecular mediator of new blood vessel formation and the development of effective anti-VEGF therapy for cancer and wet macular degeneration"

Napoleone Ferrara

MD
"For discovering Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), a key molecular mediator of new blood vessel formation and the development of effective anti-VEGF therapy for cancer and wet macular degeneration"

Sir Marc Feldmann

FRS FAA
"For the discovery of anti-TNF therapy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases  "

Sir Ravinder Nath Maini

FRS FMedSci FRCP
"For the discovery of anti-TNF therapy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases"

James Allison

PhD
"For his discovery of immune checkpoint blockade and its successful application to immune therapy of cancer"

Titia de Lange

PhD
"For her discovery of the mechanisms by which mammalian telomeres are protected from deleterious DNA repair and damage responses"

Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

Satoshi Omura

PhD
"For the discovery of the microorganism Streptomyces avermitilis and its extraordinary biologic activity that in partnership with Merck led to the identification of avermectin and development of ivermectin, a highly successful treatment for many parasitic diseases, and the global consortium directed at eliminating river blindness"

Canada Gairdner Wightman Award

Salim Yusuf

MBBS, DPHIL, FRCP(UK), FRCPC, FACC, FRSC, OC
"For his exceptional leadership in global clinical trials and population studies of cardiovascular disease that shaped best guidelines for prevention and treatment"