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For Immediate Release
December 6 , 2012
LONDON, Ontario – LONDON, Ontario – Congratulations to LHSC nephrologist Dr. William Clark who was recently awarded the 2012 Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Research Excellence. Earlier this year, Dr. Clark was also awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his charity work with the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Research Excellence is presented annually to a Canadian resident who is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in kidney-related research. Dr. Clark has also devoted himself to advocacy and fundraising on behalf of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. To date, Dr. Clark has helped to raise funds in excess of $1 million dollars.
“I am humbled to receive an award honouring my career achievements,” says Dr. Clark. “Throughout my career I have worked with exceptional people and it has been a team effort, especially in my research work.”
In a career spanning three decades, Dr. Clark has gained international recognition for his observational studies, randomized clinical trials and treatment of kidney patients. Most recently, he has gained worldwide attention for his work examining the increased risks of initiating dialysis treatment early and for the long-term follow-up of the Walkerton water contamination tragedy.
“It is wonderful to see Dr. Clark honoured in multiple ways for his many career achievements,” says Bonnie Adamson, president and CEO, LHSC. “Dr. Clark’s exemplary clinical, research and fundraising efforts flow from his tremendous passion and drive and truly exemplify the very best of LHSC.”
About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 137 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Care London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 50 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca
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