Aubrey J. Tingle Prize presented to Dr. Bruce McManus

Dr. Bruce McManus receives the 2012 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize from MSFHR President & CEO Dr. Diane Finegood

Dr. Bruce McManus, one of Canada’s pre-eminent medical researchers, received MSFHR's Aubrey J. Tingle Prize Oct. 10 at a special presentation hosted by the UBC Faculty of Medicine Island Medical Program, located at the University of Victoria.

The $10,000 prize, named after MSFHR's founding president and CEO, is presented annually to a clinician scientist or scholar practitioner whose work in health research is internationally recognized and has significant impact on advancing clinical or health services and policy research.

As a leading-edge researcher in cardiovascular research, McManus has made many contributions in the areas of heart injury and failure, and organ transplantation. Some of his most significant contributions include work regarding the diagnosis and treatment of heart muscle injury in relation to viral infection, as well as the prediction, diagnosis, treatment, and management of immune and inflammatory damage in organ transplant patients, and in distinct forms of heart failure.

“Dr. McManus’ many contributions to cardiovascular research have positioned BC as a global leader in this field and demonstrated our province’s capacity to produce world-class research.” said Dr. Diane Finegood, MSFHR president and CEO. “MSFHR is proud of the role we play in supporting researchers across BC to continue the tradition of excellence started by scientists such as Dr. McManus. On Vancouver Island alone, we’ve funded nearly 200 researchers whose research will improve health outcomes for all British Columbians.”

McManus recently completed a term as director of the UBC James Hogg Research Centre and currently serves as co-director of the community-wide Institute for Heart + Lung Health. He is also director of the NCE CECR PROOF Centre of Excellence for Prevention of Organ Failure.

Following the award presentation, McManus, a professor in the department of pathology and laboratory science at UBC, gave a lecture entitled “Grasping the Possible in Health Care - Limitless Needs, Tantalizing Tools, Hot Careers” to students in the Island Medical Program and other invited guests.