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Dr. Grant Pierce, together with Dr. Aubie Angel, hosted Dr. Janet Rossant, president and scientific director of the Gairdner Foundation at the Albrechtsen Research Centre this morning.

Dr. Janet Rossant, a developmental and stem cell biologist, educator, institutional builder and public advocate was recently awarded the 2016 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research. Established by Friends of CIHR in 2005, the award recognizes leadership, vision and innovative contributions to health research.

Dr. Rossant is in Winnipeg to deliver the John P. Maclean Memorial Lecture, entitled “Stem Cell and Genome Editing: Ethical Challenges in Human Health”. The lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am in the Frederic Gaspard Theatre.