CIHR Kudos for TB Work

Michael B. Reed, assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine, received the Peter Lougheed/CIHR New Investigator Award—Canada’s Premier Young Researcher at the sixth annual Canadian Health Research Awards. CIHR, Canada’s major federal agency responsible for funding health research, held the ceremony on November 20, 2007, in Ottawa. The award, given to a researcher at the beginning of his or her career, recognizes Reed’s outstanding research on strain variation within the tuberculosis bacterium. Reed focuses on the unique attributes of the Beijing strain lineage that help it adapt to diverse environments within the human host; his research could potentially lead to improved treatment and risk identification.