Congratulations to Bruce McManus for being awarded the UBC Faculty of Medicine Bill and Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement Award! The award is made in recognition of sustained scholarly achievement in the areas of research, teaching and/or service and honours extraordinary members of the Faculty of Medicine who have had sustained distinguished careers at UBC.
Dr. McManus joined the Faculty of Medicine of UBC as Department Head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in July 1993, a post he held until December, 2000. He then served as inaugural Scientific Director of the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research from 2000 to 2006, and as Director of the James Hogg Research Centre from 2006-2012.
Dr. McManus’ investigative passion relates to mechanisms, consequences, detection and prevention of injury and aberrant repair in inflammatory diseases of the heart and blood vessels. At the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, he leads a diverse team of scientists devoted to trans-omic biosignature development. His life’s scholarship is reflected in nearly 400 original peer-reviewed publications, >50 chapters and several books. He is co-founder of the Personalized Medicine Initiative of British Columbia, as well as numerous life sciences and technology start-ups, and serves as the CEO for the Centre for Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre).
Dr. McManus has been widely appreciated for his research, mentoring and leadership contributions to the health sciences, and received several major awards including UBC’s Killam Research Prize, the Aubrey J. Tingle Prize from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize.