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Dr. Martin Schechter

Dr. Martin Schechter is professor and director of the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He combines his interest in clinical epidemiology and health services research with HIV/AIDS and addiction research. He is both a founder and national director of the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network, a national network of investigators and clinical sites aimed at conducting trials of HIV therapies, preventions and vaccines, and was a founder of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. He currently serves as the chief scientific officer of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

Dr. Schechter is the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed publications. In 1994, he was invested into the Order of British Columbia for his contributions to research, and in 2001 received a tier I Canada Research Chair in HIV/AIDS and Urban Population Health. He was awarded the Science Council of British Columbia Gold Medal in 2002, fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada in 2004, and fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2005. He served as president of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences from 2007 to 2009.