Drs. Gordon Keller & Laflamme Named Joint UHN Inventor of the Year!
Yesterday, Brad Wouters, Executive Vice President, Science & Research presented the prestigious 15th Annual UHN Inventor of the Year Award (2017) to the duo of Dr. Gordon Keller and Dr. Michael Laflamme for their pioneering research and study of stem cells and in the field of Regenerative Medicine. Drs. Keller and Laflamme were selected as co-winners from an outstanding pool of nominees by UHN's Technology Development and Commercialization (TDC) office for their research inventiveness, instrumental contributions and commercial successes toward impacting patient lives and their quality of life.
Dr. Keller is director of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, which was founded by the generous support of Rob and Cheryl McEwen, and a Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at UHN. Dr. Laflamme is the Robert E. McEwen Chair in Cardiac Regenerative Medicine at UHN, Principal Investigator at the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, as well as, Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute at UHN.