Vikram Patel Awarded Canada Gairdner Award

2019 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

Vikram Patel - John Dirks Award

On the 60th anniversary of the Canada Gairdner Awards, the Gairdner Foundation announced the 2019 Canada Gairdner Award laureates, recognizing some of the world's most significant biomedical research and discoveries.

Vikram Patel, PhD, FMedSci, The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health is awarded the 2019 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for his outstanding achievements in global health research. Dr. Patel is awarded due to "his world-leading research in global mental health, generating knowledge on the burden and determinants of mental health problems in low- and middle-income countries and pioneering approaches for the prevention and treatment of mental health in low-resources setting."

The Laureates are formally presented their awards at the annual Canada Gairdner Awards Gala in Toronto on October 24, 2019.

  • Harvard Medical School News here
  • Gairdner Foundation Press Release here
  • Dr. Patel's Video Youtube
  • Live Announcement here
  • National Institute of Health article here