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The Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research was established in 2005 by Friends of CIHR in recognition of Dr. Friesen’s distinguished leadership, vision and innovative contributions to health research and health research policy.

The award, announced each spring, supports an annual fall lecture or series of lectures by a worthy and accomplished speaker of international stature on topics related to the advancement of health research and its evolving contributions to society. The Lecture endeavours to reach the broadest possible audience at major centres across Canada. Additional institutional visits ensure national impact.

The Prize was initiated by FCIHR and provides a cash award of $35,000 CAD with a framed Citation, and covers the Honouree’s travel and hospitality costs associated with the Public Forum and the address to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Annual Meeting.

The Prize is a collaborative project of Friends of CIHR with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and is financed through a fund established for that purpose. Broadcast partner is CBC Radio One.

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Left to Right: Dr. Thierry Mesana, President and CEO, U Ottawa Heart Institute; Dr. Aubie Angel, President, Friends of CIHR; Dr. Henry G. Friesen, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, U Manitoba; Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui, 2014 Friesen Prizewinner; Dr. Rose Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), McGill; Dr. Bruce McManus, VP, FCIHR.

September 17, 2014 – Leaders’ Breakfast in Ottawa

Left to Right: Dr. Thierry Mesana, President and CEO, U Ottawa Heart Institute; Dr. Aubie Angel, President, Friends of CIHR; Dr. Henry G. Friesen, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, U Manitoba; Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui, 2014 Friesen Prizewinner; Dr. Rose Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), McGill; Dr. Bruce McManus, VP, FCIHR.

Platform Party - 2013 Leaders' Breakfast - Left to Right: Dr. Bruce McManus, VP FCIHR; Dr. Henry G. Friesen, Distinguished Professor Emeritus (U Manitoba); 2013 Friesen Prizewinner Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the U.S. Institute of Medicine; Dr. Aubie Angel, President of FCIHR, Dr. Alex Mackenzie, Secretary, FCIHR.

2013 Henry G. Friesen International Prize Program – Ottawa

September 18, 2013 – Leaders’ Breakfast

Left to Right: Dr. Bruce McManus, VP FCIHR; Dr. Henry G. Friesen, Distinguished Professor Emeritus (U Manitoba); 2013 Friesen Prizewinner Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the U.S. Institute of Medicine; Dr. Aubie Angel, President of FCIHR; Dr. Alex Mackenzie, Secretary, FCIHR.

2012 Friesen Prize Program in Ottawa - Left to Right: Dr. Tom Marrie, President of CAHS; Dr. Aubie Angel, President of FCIHR; 2012 Friesen Prizewinner Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President of Rockefeller University; Dr. Catharine Whiteside, Dean of Medicine at University of Toronto; Dr. David Eidelman, Dean of Medicine at McGill University; Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of CIHR; Mr. Allan Rock, President of University of Ottawa
Left to Right: Catharine Whiteside, President of CAHS; Alain Beaudet, President of CIHR; 2011 Friesen Prizewinner - Victor Dzau, Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University; Aubie Angel, President of Friends of CIHR; Distinguished Service Award - Patrick Lafferty, Director of FCIHR; Henry Friesen, Prof. Emeritus, U of Manitoba
2010 Friesen Prize - Shirley Tilghman

2009 Friesen Prize - John Bell

2008 Friesen Prize - Harold Varmus

2007 Friesen Prize - John Evans

2006 Friesen Prize - Joseph B. Martin