Norm Campbell

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Dr. Norm Campbell is a Professor of Medicine, Community Health Sciences and Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Calgary and is a member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. Dr Campbell holds the HSFC CIHR Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control and is Co-Chair of the PAHO/WHO Technical Advisory Group on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through Dietary Salt Reduction. Dr Campbell, also chairs the Canadian Hypertension Advisory Committee of national health and scientific organizations to lead the nongovernmental effort to prevent and control hypertension (2012-2014). In the past, Dr Campbell has been President of the Canadian Hypertension Society (1999-2000), Blood Pressure Canada, (1996-1999 and 2006-2010) and the Canadian Society for Clinical Pharmacology (2002-2004). Dr Campbell initiated the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) in 2000 and chaired it for 7 of its first 10 years. CHEP developed, and implemented Canadian hypertension management recommendations and evaluated their impact. In 2010-2011, Dr Campbell chaired the development of a Pan Canadian Framework for hypertension prevention and control and was also on the 1999 Canadian hypertension strategic planning committee. Dr Campbell was on the steering committee and co-chaired the Risk Factor committee for the Canadian Heart Health Strategy 2007-9 and was on the executive of the Health Canada Intersectoral Sodium Reduction Committee and a member of its four subcommittees (2007-2010). Dr Campbell also chaired the PAHO/WHO Regional Expert Group on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through Dietary Salt Reduction that had the task of making policy recommendations to reduce dietary sodium in the America’s (2009-2011). In addition Dr Campbell chaired and then co-chaired the committee to integrate the Canadian Hypertension Society, Blood Pressure Canada and the Canadian Hypertension Education Program into Hypertension Canada in 2009-2010 and initially sat on the board and operations committee of Hypertension Canada in 2010-2011. Dr Campbell is a past chair of the Alberta, Ministers Expert Committee on Drugs and Therapeutics (2002-2004) and is a former Head (1994-2000) and Chief of General Medicine (1994-1999) at the University of Calgary and the Calgary Health Region. Dr Campbell has received a number of awards including the Canadian Hypertension Society Distinguished Service Award (2009), a special award from Hypertension Canada for distinguished service as the CIHR Canada Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control (2006-2011), the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Leadership Award in Heart Healthy Policy (2007), the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Olser Award (2001) and Senior Investigator Award (2005), the Canadian Society for Clinical Pharmacology Distinguished Service Award (2005) and Piafsky Young Investigator Award (1995), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Lecturer from Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (2003), and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary Distinguished Achievement Award for Education and Research (1996 ). Dr. Campbell obtained his MD from Memorial University in Newfoundland, where he also did his Internal Medicine residency. He went on to study Clinical Pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic under Dr Richard Weinshilboum. Dr Campbell has over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts.

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