Scriver shares international award for pediatric research

kudos-cDr. Charles Robert Scriver, Alva professor Emeritus of Human Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill and Dr. Roscoe O. Brady, scientist emeritus and senior investigator at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Md., have been awarded the 2010 Pollin Prize in recognition of their discovery of the molecular and biochemical basis of genetic inborn errors of metabolism and for applying these findings to the development of practical interventions that have improved the lives and health of countless children and infants.

“I congratulate Drs. Scriver and Brady, both widely acclaimed physician-scientists who have made an enormous impact on pediatric medicine and improved the health of generations of children worldwide,” said Richard I. Levin, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

The $200,000 Pollin Prize, the largest international award for pediatric research, will be shared between the winners. Half of the award will be split between the two winners and the remainder will go to support institutions of the two doctors’ choosing. Dr. Scriver has chosen to donate his portion to McGill.