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Dr. David Granville inducted to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Posted: 17 September, 2014

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Dr. David Granville was recently inducted to the inaugural College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.  Dr. Granville’s groundbreaking research of novel therapeutics to treat chronic inflammatory diseases has earned him a nomination by his peers for this highly prestigious honour. dgranville

Dr. Granville is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia and a Principal Investigator with the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital. He is also the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of viDA Therapeutics. Dr. Granville’s research is aimed towards the discovery and development of novel therapeutics to treat chronic inflammatory diseases such as aneurysms, atherosclerosis, and non‐healing skin wounds in elderly, disabled and diabetic patients.

Inductees to the College were nominated by 51 Canadian universities and the National Research Council, and represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada. Dr. Granville is one of just two UBC researchers who became inaugural members of the College this year.

The College is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. The members of the College will address issues of particular concern to new scholars, artists and scientists, for the advancement of understanding and the benefit of society, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary approaches fostered by the establishment of the College. More information can be found at www.rsc.ca.