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Dr. James Hogg given national award for leadership in medicine

Posted: 20 March, 2013

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Dr. James Hogg

The Gairdner Foundation has recognized Dr. James Hogg with the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, the premier honour for leadership in medical science in Canada.

Dr. Hogg, principal investigator at the UBC James Hogg Research Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital and an emeritus professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia, was selected for his research leadership in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Hogg was the first full-time professor based at St. Paul’s, giving the Pulmonary Research Laboratory an important link with the University of British Columbia.  In addition to its research, the lab served as a diagnostic referral centre for lung disease in B.C.  The lab quickly established itself as the focal point of research excellence in the area of heart-lung conditions.  Today, it is known as the UBC James Hogg Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, named in his honour.  Read more…