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Order of Canada

Mark A. Wainberg, O.C., O.Q., Ph.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Mark A. Wainberg, O.C., O.Q., Ph.D. O.C. Montréal
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada May 30, 2001 October 17, 2001
An internationally renowned scientist in the field of HIV/AIDS, he has made major contributions to the study and treatment of the infection. He was the first to identify the anti-HIV properties of the drug 3TC that is used in the treatment of AIDS and among the first to recognize the concept of HIV drug resistance. Scientific Director at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at Montréal's Jewish General Hospital, he is also Professor and Director of the McGill AIDS Centre. Former President of the International AIDS Society, he was instrumental in the founding of the Canadian Association for HIV Research.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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