Latest News News

IIDR’s Dr. Dawn Bowdish Receives University Scholar Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Bowdish on being named a University Scholar – a title intended to recognize mid-career faculty who have already distinguished themselves as international scholars.

Dr. Bowdish is an Associate Professor within the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and a member of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research and McMaster Immunology Research Centre. She holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Aging & Immunity, and investigates how changes in the immune system of older adults and vulnerable populations predispose them to pneumonia infection.The aim of Dr. Bowdish’s research at McMaster University is to develop novel preventative and therapeutic strategies that reduce the burden of pneumonia. She is considered a global leader in her field.

This prestigious honour will give Dr. Bowdish $15,000 each year of the award, provided by McMaster provost and Vice President (Academic) David Farrar and the applicable faculty dean.

Read the official announcement in McMaster’s Daily News.