We mourn the passing of CMHF Laureate Connie J. Eaves, PhD

March 8, 2024

Major influence in the field of stem cell research

May 22, 1944 - March 7, 2024

Dr. Eaves made breakthrough contributions to the characterization of chronic myeloid leukemia stem cells. Her work, spanning four decades, provided meaningful insights into the biology of leukemia and breast cancer. Her discoveries have had profound and internationally recognized impact on bone marrow transplantation treatments.

Today, through the work of Dr. Eaves, we see increasing progress in understanding and treating diseases once considered irremediable. 

While we mourn the loss of Dr. Eaves, we find solace in the memories of her vibrant presence, her unwavering commitment to excellence, and the positive impact she had on the lives she touched. Her legacy will continue to shine brightly, serving as a reminder of what can be achieved through determination, intellect, and genuine care for humanity.

Watch her Laureate Tribute Video

Obituary: Connie J. Eaves (1944–2024)

About the CMHF

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) celebrates Canadian heroes whose work advances health in Canada and the world, fostering future generations of health professionals through the delivery of local and national youth education programs and awards.

This enduring tribute to our country’s rich medical history is showcased here and in our physical exhibit hall in London, ON