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2012 Gold Medal Recipient

Dr. Bernard C.K. Choi

On December 10, 2012, President Gary Corbett presented the Institute's 2012 Gold Medal to Dr. Bernard C.K. Choi (RE) in recognition of his vision and leadership in enhancing the link between science and policy and in building networks of public health professionals in Canada and worldwide. Dr. Choi is Senior Research Scientist at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and is the first laureate from PHAC to receive the Gold Medal.

Dr. Choi has improved chronic disease prevention and control through integrated policy and program development, surveillance, and knowledge development and dissemination. His work has provided a vision of modern day health surveillance and how it can be achieved globally. Dr. Choi has advanced strategic influence on decision-making in the public service in the areas of public health in Canada and worldwide. He developed the “chronic disease clock”, an online clock that conveys the impact and urgency of chronic disease on the health of Canadians. Dr. Choi is a leader in building national and international networks of public health professionals, including the Canadian Alliance for Regional Risk Factor Surveillance, Americas’ Network for Chronic Disease Surveillance, and World Alliance for Risk Factor Surveillance.

President Corbett presented the Gold Medal to Dr. Choi at the Conference Centre in the Institute’s National Office.
Left to right: Dr. Louise Pelletier, Director, Chronic Disease Surveillance and Monitoring, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC); Dr. Bernard Choi, Gold Medal Laureate and Senior Research Scientist, Chronic Disease Surveillance and Monitoring Division, PHAC; President Gary Corbett; Dr. Judith Bossé, Assistant Deputy Minister, PHAC; Kim Elmslie, Director General, PHAC.

Publish Date: 11-DEC-2012 08:45 AM