Posted Oct 16, 2009
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame announced its 2010 inductees Friday at the University of Calgary’s Foothills campus and they include Dr. William Cochrane. Cochrane was the university’s first Dean of Medicine in 1967, creating a medical school with an integrated and interdisciplinary approach that is now the norm across Canada.
“I am most appreciative and honoured to be selected for induction into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame,” said Cochrane. “The recognition must be shared with my many associates across Canada, and in Calgary and Alberta, who have joined me in various health care and medical research activities over the years. I would be remiss if I did not also recognize the major contribution of my wife and family.”
The Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of doctors in this country who, through discovery and innovation, have contributed to better health in Canada and the world. The 2010 inductees were selected by an independent committee of prominent leaders from Canada’s medical community.
“Choosing the recipients from amongst a group of highly-accomplished scientists, care providers and builders of medicine is always a difficult process,” said Dr. Alain Beaudet, president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and chair of the selection committee. “All are worthy of our recognition and gratitude, but this year’s inductees exemplify the highest degree of distinction through their contributions to Canada’s enduring culture of health care excellence.”
Over 500 of Canada’s leading citizens will gather for the Induction Ceremony to be held for the first time in Calgary on April 13, 2010. The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is joined by major sponsors, CN, Scotiabank, BMO Bank of Montreal and the Canadian Medical Association.
The six inductees in 2010 are: Dr. William Cochrane, Dr. Alan C. Burton, Dr. Phil Gold, Dr. James C. Hogg, Dr. Vera Peters and Dr. Calvin R. Stiller.