Dr. Deborah Money receives the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
The Hon. Hedy Fry, PC, MP presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to Dr. Deborah Money, Vice-President of Research at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre on January 17, 2013.
The award recognizes Dr. Money’s significant contribution as a woman researcher and women’s health advocate. Dr. Money has received international recognition for her ground-breaking work in the area of reproductive infectious disease, including her work in the area of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
She recently completed a two-year term as President of the Infectious Diseases Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology and worked with colleagues at BC Women's Oak Tree Clinic on revising both the provincial and national guidelines for treatment of HIV in pregnancy.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal celebrates the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada.
Established in 2012, the commemorative medal is a way for Canadians to honour Her Majesty for her service to Canada. The prestigious award recognizes Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their province, territory, region or community, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada. Sixty thousand deserving Canadians will be honoured with this distinction.