Professor Judy Illes Presented Alvin J. Thompson Award by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Judy Illes, CM, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS, was recently presented the Alvin J. Thompson award in recognition of her partnership with the Tahltan, a First Nations people living in what is now considered British Columbia, Canada. Their program is recognized for being a "genuine research partnership between academic researchers and a First Nations community, which brought together knowledge and expertise to advance research and wellness." The Northwest Association of Biomedical Research (NWABR) learned of Dr. Illes’s work at the University of Minnesota’s 2022 Research Ethics Day Conference, Deepening Engagement and Equity in Research: Next Steps in Research Ethics. NWABR will officially present the award at the 2022 #THANKSRESEARCH Virtual Gala in September. Prof. Illes is also a member of the working group for the Consortium’s NIH-funded multi-year research project on the ethical challenges of highly portable and cloud-enabled neuroimaging research. Read more about Dr. Iles’s work on the Neuroethics Canada website.