Congratulations to our World-renowned Expert Dr. Salim Yusuf on winning the prestigious Killam Prize for health sciences for his research in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease.   

He is the third McMaster University professor to receive this award, which began in 1982 and is given by the Canada Council to recognize and celebrate the country’s most inspiring scholars and thought leaders.  

There are five prizes worth $100,000, one each in the disciplines of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and health sciences.   

Dr. Yusuf’s research focuses on the biological, behavioural and societal mechanisms behind heart disease and strokes, through large, international clinical research programs of population health in over 50 countries. They include INTERHEART, INTERSTROKE and the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) studies.  

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