MASSE PRESENTS DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL TO DR. BARRY ADAM SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR FOR HIS RESEARCH ON HIV AND AIDS

WINDSOR –Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) presents medal to leading HIV researcher Dr. Adam at a gathering at the University of Windsor. A professor at UWindsor since 1976, Adam has been researching HIV and AIDS since it first started appearing in the early 1980s. As a founding member of the AIDS Committee of Windsor in 1985 he had a long track record of community work before turning it into a scholarly pursuit. Last year Dr. Adam was recognized for his longstanding legacy of accomplishment in the battle against AIDS.

Dr. Adam is also the senior scientist and director of prevention research of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, and was an early leader within the Ontario HIV research community, forming community-based research partnerships based on what are now considered fundamental principles of that style of research in Canada.

Results from his research have contributed to a number of new campaigns launched by the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance and AIDS Committee of Toronto to renew HIV prevention strategies and have been presented at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, the Canadian Association for HIV Research and international AIDS conferences.

Throughout his career, Dr. Adam has been a contributor on approximately $10 million worth of HIV-funded research, and has received funding from Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

This past year marked the 60th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty the Queen as Queen of Canada.  The Diamond Jubilee is an opportunity to highlight individuals who like Her Majesty, have dedicated themselves to service to family, community and country through their significant contributions and achievements.

“Over the years I have been active in C-393 a bill which seeks to rectify the shortcomings of the Canadian Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR) by streamlining the process whereby affordable medicine reaches the world’s poorest countries. People are suffering and dying from preventable and treatable afflictions like AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Dr. Adams research over the years is significant in battling this epidemic”, said Masse.

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