On May 30, the Ambassador of Argentina, Marcelo Suárez Salvia, participated in the ceremony of delivery of the prestigious Killam Awards, in which the physician, researcher and Argentinean-Canadian professor Julio Montaner was rewarded for his work of more than Three decades dedicated to improving the care and treatment of people with HIV / AIDS.
Dr. Julio Montaner was one of the five scholars who received the $ 100,000 prize that recognizes Canadian researchers and scientists who have had an impact on Canadians and the world. Among his achievements are his work on antiretroviral therapy and the creation of the "prevention as a treatment" strategy that have saved millions of lives around the world.
The Killam Awards are among Canada's most prestigious awards for research careers. These awards recognize the career achievements of eminent Canadian academics and scientists who are actively involved in research, whether in industry, government agencies or universities.
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Ms.Lucía Suárez Salvia, Ms. Dorothee Montaner, Dr. Julio Montaner, Ms. Sharon Johnston (Governor General of Canada´s wife and host of the ceremony), and Ambassador Marcelo Suárez Salvia.