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Dr. Frank Plummer Awarded Killam Prize for AIDS Research

April 9, 2014 11:35 AM | News

Dr. Frank Plummer

Dr. Frank Plummer

A Winnipeg researcher has been recognized for his tireless work in the field of HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Frank Plummer has been chosen to receive the 2014 Killam Prize in Health Sciences by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Plummer, a physician, scientist and University of Manitoba professor, receives $100,000 for his work.

“The University of Manitoba is honoured to call Dr. Plummer one of our own, both as a Distinguished Professor and internationally renowned expert and as an alumnus,” said David Barnard, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manitoba. “We congratulate him on this much deserved recognition of his tireless efforts in leading the field of infectious diseases research.”

One of Canada’s most distinguished research awards, the Killam Program offers five awards every year to outstanding Canadian scholars working in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering