Alvaro Morales (pictured left) and John Bradford were recently appointed members of the Order of Canada.
Dr. Morales’s research career, spanning more than 40 years, has advanced the field of urology and resulted in improved treatments for cancer and sexual dysfunction.
“It is with great pride and humility that I receive my adopted country’s highest civilian honour,” says Dr. Morales, who completed his undergraduate degree in his native Colombia before moving to North America for surgical and urological training.
Dr. Morales has published over 300 research papers and served on the boards of numerous journals and medical associations.
He joined the Department of Urology in 1972 and served as the department head from 1982 until 1997. After retiring from the department in 2004, he maintained an active clinical practice and founded the Centre of Applied Urological Research at Queen’s in 2005.
“From the beginning Queen’s provided me with a stimulating environment for inquiry and the desire to explore new avenues in medicine,” he says.
Dr. Bradford, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry, is renowned for his work in the field of forensic psychiatry, in particular the treatment of mentally ill offenders. He has been associated with Queen’s for the last 10 years including as a lecturer and external theses reviewer.
“Although this is an honour for me personally, I would hope that it would assist me in my commitment to ensure that mentally disordered offenders receive the proper medical care and treatment in appropriate facilities both in Canada and around the world,” Dr. Bradford says.
Dr. Morales and Dr. Bradford will receive their Order of Canada insignia from Governor General David Johnston at a ceremony to be held at a later date.
Release and photo of Alvaro Morales: Queen’s University News Centre