Dr. Hanns Lochmüller Recipient of the Dr. George Karpati Award for Researcher of the Year
The NMD4C are excited to share that the network’s lead investigator Dr. Hanns Lochmüller is the recipient of Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s Dr. George Karpati Award for Researcher of the Year! This prestigious award is presented annually to an exemplary neuromuscular clinician or researcher who has made a significant contribution to neuromuscular research, or the advancement of care of people with neuromuscular disorders.
Dr. Lochmuller is a neurologist and clinical academic specializing in genetic neuromuscular disorders and rare disease in Ottawa, and supports the neuromuscular community in many ways: He is the lead Principal Investigator of the Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C); He is an active member of MDC’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (MSAC); He reviews research grants, speaks at various webinars, contributes to publications (over 30 in 2021 alone!), serves as a role model for early career clinicians and scientists, as well as serving as an academic lead on MDC’s Economic Cost of Living Study.
Dr. Lochmuller is a champion for the patient community and is strongly committed to bringing patients and patient organizations into equal partnerships. He has been instrumental in ensuring individuals impacted by NMDs and their family members are at the center of advances in the neuromuscular community in Canada and abroad.