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Monday, September 30 2013

Dr. Sylvain Chemtob is awarded the Paediatric Chairs of Canada’s 2013 Paediatric Academic Leadership – Clinician Investigator Award

MONTRÉAL, September 30, 2013 - Dr. Sylvain Chemtob, a neonatologist, neonatal pharmacologist, physiologist and researcher in perinatology and ophthalmology has been awarded the Paediatric Chairs of Canada’s 2013 Paediatric Academic Leadership – Clinician Investigator Award for his groundbreaking discoveries in the arena of the vascular biology of preterm infants. This award aims to recognize and honor a clinician in his leadership role as a clinician practitioner, clinician educator, and clinician investigator, all with the provision of administrative leadership in the pediatric field. The award ceremony will take place at the Paediatric Chairs of Canada’s annual meeting, to be held in Toronto on October 18.

The Paediatric Chairs of Canada believe that Dr. Chemtob’s work as a remarkable researcher, professor and mentor will have a long lasting impact on science, especially in the fields of physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and cell biology. Indeed, Dr. Chemtob is the author of trailblazing discoveries resulting in numerous patents and new treatments.

Dr. Sylvain Chemtob is a full time professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Ophthalmology and Pharmacology at the Université de Montréal and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at McGill University. He is also a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He holds the Chair in Translational Research in Vision of the Canada Research Chairs, and the Léopoldine A. Wolfe Chair in Translation Research in Vision Research, at Université de Montréal.

The work of Dr. Chemtob is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, March of Dimes, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Quebec Ministère du développement économique de l’innovation et de l’exportation, the Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery and Research Council, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

About the Paediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC)
Founded in 1960, the Paediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC) represent all 16 university affiliated teaching hospitals in Canada. Half of all Canadian paediatricians work within PCC Departments of Paediatrics which provide health care to children in diverse regions across Canada. The mission of the Paediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC) is to provide national leadership in paediatric research and education to promote the health and health care of children and youth.

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