Dr. Antoine Hakim, uOttawa professor, director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute and director of the neuroscience program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), will be officially inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame at a ceremony tomorrow in Halifax. Dr. Hakim was selected as a 2013 recipient. He joins the ranks of inductees who have pushed the boundaries of discovery and innovation beyond the realm of possibility to make the world a better place.
Dr. Hakim is the visionary behind the Canadian Stroke Network. In 2005, as CSN's founding CEO and scientific director, Dr. Hakim, along with his team, championed the Canadian Stroke Strategy, in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. This resulted in almost every Canadian province adopting a stroke strategy. Within five years, Ontario alone saw stroke patient admissions decrease by 11% and referrals to stroke prevention clinics increase by 34%. It takes steely resolve to change a health care system to that degree.
Please see the OHRI news release for more information.
For more information on the induction ceremony, please visit the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame website.
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