OTTAWA, March 18, 2013 – The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) honoured five outstanding Canadian individuals and teams this week. They are the latest recipients of the CIHR-CMAJ Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Awards, which celebrate Canadian health research excellence.

The winners were selected by a peer-review panel of Canadian and international experts, who looked for the discoveries and innovations that had the biggest impact on the health of people in this country and around the world. The winners included HealtheSteps Network researcher: Dr. Darren Warburton of the School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, for his contributions to the field of cardiovascular physiology research. His knowledge translation work helped increase the activity levels of Canadians, especially those in poor health. Congratulations Darren!