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Barry Posner

Barry Innis Posner (born 1937) is a Canadian physician and research scientist known for his diabetes research, specifically his peptide hormone research.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Manitoba in 1961.

He became an assistant professor at McGill University in 1970. He was appointed an Associate Professor in 1975 and a Professor in 1979. He is currently the Director of the Polypeptide Hormone Laboratory at McGill University and a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.

From 1996 to 2002, he was the Physician-in-Chief at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital.

In 1999, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1991, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2002, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal.


  • Canadian Who's Who 1997 entry. Retrieved on March 3, 2006.
  • Génome Québec profile. Retrieved on March 3, 2006.
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