Canada Gairdner International Award

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Canada Gairdner International Award
Awarded forOutstanding discoveries or contributions to medical science
Country Canada
Presented byGairdner Foundation
First awarded1959
Websitehttp://www.gairdner.org/

The Canada Gairdner International Award is given annually by the Gairdner Foundation at a special dinner to five individuals for outstanding discoveries or contributions to medical science. Receipt of the Gairdner is traditionally considered a precursor to winning the Nobel Prize in Medicine; as of 2018, 86 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to prior Gairdner recipients.

Canada Gairdner International Awards are given annually in the amount of $100,000 (each) payable in Canadian funds and can be awarded to residents of any country in the world. A joint award may be given for the same discovery or contribution to medical science, but in that case each awardee receives a full prize.[1]

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  • "Index of Winners". Gairdner Foundation. Retrieved 2018-05-02.