Awards & Achievements
Young Researcher of the Year
2003 Recipient - David Park
A researcher whose work may help solve the mysteries of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases has been recognized as an outstanding young researcher by the University of Ottawa.
David Park of the Faculty of Medicine has won the 2003 Young Researcher Award and the accompanying research grant of $10,000. This award acknowledges excellence and fosters leadership and innovation among the University's young researchers.
“David is an immensely talented and prolific investigator. Throughout his young career he has distinguished himself by winning a number of prestigious personal awards. His record of achievement is outstanding and he reserves a great deal of time for his graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. I can't say enough about him,” says Dr. Peter Walker, Dean of Medicine at the University.
Dr. Park researches neuronal cell death and injury, which play a role in medical conditions like Alzheimer's disease and stroke. His research may result in therapies for brain injury conditions, which can have a devastating impact on patients, their environment, as well as society.
Dr. Park is a leader in the Canadian Stroke Network and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. He has already received over $3 million in research funding as well as numerous awards, including the Glaxo Wellcome Award, the Ontario government's Premier's Research Excellence Award