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Canadian NRI Scientist Salim Yusuf, Receives American Heart Association's Award


Hamilton, Ont. Canada, Nov. 13, 2008
Surinder Singh

NRI Canadian scientist, Salim Yusuf has been awarded 2008 Clinical Research Prize by the American Heart Association at the annual convention of the association in New Orleans for his work in the field of cardiovascular disease.

He is known for undertaking a study on the impact of societal changes on health behaviours, risk factors and disease in more than 400 communities in 18 countries. Yusuf led the studies of Left Ventricular Dysfunction and the Digitalis Investigations Group study at the National Institutes of Health.

He is invoved in:

  • developing the concept of large, simple trials and meta-analysis ultimately changed the way that research is conducted around the world today.
  • studies include the HOPE, OASIS, INTERHEART and CURE trials
  • writing more than 500 articles, he is the most cited medical researcher in Canada and among the top 20 cited scientists in clinical medicine in the world.
  • works with investigators from 1,500 centres in 79 countries.

He received several prestigious research awards:

  • the International Lecturer award of the American College of Cardiology in 2006
  • the Population Science Lecturer of the European Society of Cardiology
  • the Ancel Keys lecturer of the American Heart Association in 2007.
  • the Prix Galien in 2001, the Lucian Award, the Paul Wood Medal in 2003,
  • Population Health Lecturer of the European Society in 2004

In Sep. 2008, in Munich, Yusuf is the first Canadian to receive this award, announced during the opening ceremony of the ESC Annual Congress.



Salim Yusuf, professor of medicine for the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine

  • Salim Yusuf did his graduation from Saint John's Medical College in Bangalore. After that, he earned his PhD from the Oxford University.
  • Yusuf is a professor of medicine for the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, as well as the vice-president of research and chief scientific officer at Hamilton Health Sciences and director of the Population Health Research Institute.
  • He has led a distinguished career as a cardiologist, epidemiologist and world-renowned researcher in cardiovascular diseases and prevention.