September 4, 2007 – “The Ideas of Joseph Martin”

Joseph B. Martin, 2006 Friesen Prizewinner (Inaugural)

Edited by Bernie Lucht, Executive Producer, CBC Radio One “Ideas”

Featuring “Research without Walls” – Interview with Paul Kennedy, Host
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2007 Friesen Prize - Dr. Joseph B. MartinDr. Joseph Martin is the former Dean of the prestigious Harvard Medical School. He is widely regarded as a key figure in the groundbreaking research that paved the way for the latest developments in the treatment of such neurodegenerative disorders as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s Disease. On his way to the Dean’s office at Harvard, he held similar positions at the University of California, San Francisco and at McGill University. In fact his career began in Canada, where he was also born, on a small dairy farm in Alberta. In 2006, Dr. Martin was the first winner of the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research.


Why do you suppose they chose you for the first annual Henry Friesen Prize?


Well, I wondered about that when I got the call to tell me that I had been awarded the Prize in his honour. I think it is appropriate that the Prize be given to…………..

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