Junior doctor of the year

published on April 1, 2010 by Brian Lin in UBC Public Affairs

Dr. Evan WoodEvan Wood has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, supervised 37 graduate students and sits on editorial boards of eight scientific journals. His groundbreaking research has resulted in major revisions in HIV treatment guidelines, demonstrated the benefits of supervised injection facilities, compelled pharmaceutical companies to offer free antiretrovirals to HIV-positive pregnant mothers in Africa, and most recently, shown conclusively that offering HIV treatment to injection drug users can reduce HIV incidence at a community level.

Wood’s long list of accomplishments would be impressive for a senior academic, but having all these achievements under his belt at the “tender” age of 36 is why the BMJ Group – publisher of the prestigious British Medical Journal – conferred its inaugural Junior Doctor of the Year Award to Wood. The international award, chosen from more than 100 nominees and given to a young physician who has “done the most to improve the world we live in,” tops the list of other early career honours already bestowed upon Wood by the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Canadian Association for HIV Research. More >>

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