Dr. Bruce McManus, the Director of the PROOF Centre has received the 2012 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. McManus received BA and MD degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. His time at the University of Saskatchewan blazed the way for a brilliant career in cardiovascular pathology and translational research. He earned an MSc in Applied Physiology from Pennsylvania State University, a PhD in Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry from the University of Toledo, and pursued post-doctoral fellowships in Environmental Physiology at the University of California, and in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathology at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, MD. Dr. McManus completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Anatomic Pathology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital at Harvard University.

Following a decade on the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Centre, Dr. McManus joined the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia as Department Head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and subsequently became the inaugural Scientific Director, Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, CIHR. As Director of the PROOF Centre and co-Director of the Insitute for Heart and Lung Health (IHLH), Dr. McManus remains committed to mentoring scientist and clinical trainees.

The Alumni Achievement Awards recognize graduates of the University of Saskatchewan for excellence, leadership, and innovation in their achievements and contributions to the social, cultural, and economic well-being of society, which positively reflect on the University of Saskatchewan and the Alumni Association. Among other honours bestowed, McManus was recently recognized by LifeSciences BC with the 2012 Milton Wong Leadership Award, and by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research with the 2012 Aubrey J Tingle Prize.

The Alumni Awards Reception to recognize this year’s award recipients will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012, at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, SK.