Past recipients

1945

Sir Alexander Fleming
For the discovery of penicillin.

1948

Dr. Charles H. Best
For the co-discovery of insulin.

1950

Dr. Edward C. Kendall
For the discovery of cortisone.

1952

Dr. T. Clarence Routley
Recognition of his exemplary statesmanship in establishing the World Medical Association.

1955

Sir Henry Hallett Dale
Recognition of his many pharmacological contributions to the advancement of medical science.

1958

Dr. Wilder Graves Penfield
For his contribution to neurological sciences.

1964

Dr. Ray Farquharson
For the clinical assessment of antibiotics, service as a leading medical educator and Chairman of the Medical Research Council of Canada.

1967

Dr. Murray L. Barr
For his original work on the sex chromatin and developmental anomalies in man.

1973

Dr. Gustave Gingras
For the excellence of his contributions to the science of Rehabilitation.

1989

Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui and Dr. Jack Riordan
For the discovery of the defective gene Causing cystic fibrosis.

1992

Dr. Raymond U. Lemieux
For his pioneering research in Carbohydrate chemistry, leading to the development of effective agents.

1994

Dr. Henry J.M. Barnett
For his contribution to the field of cerebrovascular disease, specifically stroke treatment and prevention.

1994

Dr. David L. Sackett
For his contributions to the development of rigorous scientific methodology for clinical research.

1996

Dr. Bernard Belleau
For the discovery of 3TC (posthumously).

1999

Dr. Michel Chretien
For his contribution to the research and application of converting enzymes.

1999

Dr. Nabil Sediah
For his pioneering contributions to research on enzymes and the compounds that produce them.

2007

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, QC
For his contribution to the Canadian health care system.

2012

Dr. Charles M. Scriver and Mr. Arnold Steinberg
For ensuring the addition of Vitamin D to milk in Quebec and in establishing a Metabolic Food Distribution centre.

2013

The Honourable Kelvin K. Ogilvie
For the invention of the “Gene Machine” and Ganciclovir as well as his contribution to public policies supportive of health research in Canada.

2013

Dr. Julio Montaner
For his life changing contributions to the field of HIV/AIDS including development of Highly Active Antiretroviral and Treatment as Prevention Therapies.

2014 

Dr. Charles Tator
For his contribution as one of the world's premier academic neurosurgeons and his dedication to the research of brain and spinal cord injuries.

2014

Dr. Robert Young
For his role in the discovery and development of Singulair®.

2015

Dr. Norman Campbell
For his role in the creation of a clinical guideline program for the control of Hypertension in Canada. 

2016

Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg
For her research on the identification of the molecular basis for genetic disorders in Manitoba's unique populations.

2017

Dr. Ian Stiell
For his role in the healthcare research of emergency room care and triaging.

2018

Dr. David Jenkins
For his role in the creation of the glycemic index and the development of the Portfolio diet in Canada.

HIGHLIGHT
In 2019, the Health Research Foundation (HRF) of Innovative Medicines Canada will award two (2) research Fellowships in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Health Research in its impact on health care in Canada.