A physician, leader and builder of high-quality medical research in Canada
After teaching at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Malcolm Brown took on a series of leadership role through which he would have a major impact on the landscape of medical research in Canada. These roles included service as president of the national governing body of Canadian medical specialists in Ottawa, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Perhaps most notable among these roles was as the first full-time president of the Medical Research Council of Canada, an institution he had served as a committee member since 1953. His competent organization, energetic promotion, and fair-handed judgment were crucial in allowing the MRC to support medical research across the country in an effective and progressive manner during a period of rapid growth.