France honours Michel Chrétien [fr]
The Ambassador of France to Canada, Philippe Zeller, appointed Dr. Michel Chrétien Officer of the Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the Université de Montréal.
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- Dr Guy Breton, recteur de l’UdeM, Dr Michel Chrétien, M. Philippe Zeller, ambassadeur de France au Canada et M. Jean Chrétien, ancien premier ministre du Canada. Photo : Andrew Dobrowolskyj
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A recognized researcher in endocrinology, Dr. Michel Chrétien developed new approaches for treating and preventing serious illnesses such as cancer, AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease.
He has maintained close ties through his work with many French research institutions and, in particular, initiated discussions with the Institut Pasteur in 1970 and founded the International Consortium on Anti-virals in 2004.
Dr. Michel Chrétien’s appointment to the rank of Officer in the Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur is a mark of France’s recognition of this eminent Canadian researcher committed to scientific excellence and who has contributed to strengthening Franco-Canadian collaboration in the medical field.