At a recent meeting sponsored by the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dr. John McNeill was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the president of the academy. Dr. Bohuslav Ostadal.
John McNeill received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Alberta and his doctoral degree in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan in 1967. He taught at Michigan State University before returning to Canada at the University of British Columbia in 1971.
His current position is Professor and Dean Emeritus in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. McNeill's work over the past 35 years has concentrated on the cardiovascular problems associated with diabetes and their treatment. He has published over 500 manuscripts which have been quoted 14,000 times; his h-factor is 58. He is particularly proud of
his trainees, 45 graduate students, 23 post-docs and hundreds of undergraduate students.
Dr. McNeill has won awards for both his teaching and his research over the years and has been recognized for his service to the Pharmacy profession and to the Canadian Heart Foundation. He has served and chaired committees for granting agencies and as president and executive member of national and international societies. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. He has been an ASPET member since 1970 and primarily affiliated with the CVP division.