Leading Canadian AIDS Researcher Given France's Highest Honor
August 22, 2008
Dr. Mark Wainberg has been awarded France's highest honor for his work in HIV/AIDS. Wainberg was named a Chevalier, or knight, of the Legion d'honneur. In 1984, Wainberg founded McGill University's AIDS Center and also co-chaired the International AIDS Conference that year. He serves as an advisory committee chair for France's national AIDS program. In addition to his AIDS research, Wainberg was cited for improving ties between Canada and France.