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.
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.
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.