October 15, 2013
Bruce McManus is Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at the University of British Columbia. He serves as Director of the James Hogg Research Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital, as Co-Director of the Institute for Heart + Lung Health, and as Director of the NCE CECR Centre of Excellence for Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre).
Dr. McManus received BA and MD degrees at the University of Saskatchewan, an M.Sc. in Applied Physiology from Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD in Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry from the University of Toledo. He pursued training in Medicine and Pathology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital – Harvard University, and Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathology fellowship training at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH. He has served as the inaugural Scientific Director of the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, from December 2000 until April 2006. In this capacity, he led the development and implementation of a strategic research plan for Canada to address scientific questions related to cardiac, respiratory, vascular, brain (stroke), blood, sleep, and intensive care-related disorders and diseases.
Dr. McManus’s basic and clinical investigative program is focused on mechanisms, consequences, detection and prevention of injury and repair involved in inflammatory diseases of the heart and blood vessels. He has co-authored over 350 peer-reviewed publications, as well as many chapters. He has edited four books. He has served as Councilor for the International Society for Heart Research and for the American Society for Investigative Pathology. He is past-president of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology. He currently serves on the editorial board of several professional and scientific journals, and on many advisory committees and boards. He has long been committed to training and mentoring scientist trainees across a range of disciplines.
Dr. McManus has been recognized for his scientific contributions by numerous institutions and organizations, including being elected to the Royal Society of Canada as a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences in 2002. Recently, he received the 2012 Milton Wong Leadership Award from LifeSciences BC.