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January 15, 2015

CIHR mourns the loss of Dr. Patricia Martens

CIHR-funded Dr. Patricia Martens, a Distinguished Professor in the College of Medicine and Senior Scientist at the University of Manitoba, died on January 10, 2015. As former Director of the internationally-acclaimed Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Dr. Martens’ work focused on health status, health care, inequities, mental health, child health, and breastfeeding. CIHR supported her “PATHS Equity for Children” study, awarded her with a 2005 Knowledge Translation Award for her work with The Need to Know team, and funded her as co-lead of the pan-Canadian CIHR Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNOD). She was also vice-chair of CIHR-Institute of Population and Public Health advisory board‎ and recipient of a CIHR Applied Public Health Chair. Dr. Martens spoke at 400 conferences, published over 300 articles, reports, book chapters and abstracts, and, in 2013, was inducted a member of the Order of Canada for her “advancement of population health research and her contributions to health policy in Manitoba.”

January 13, 2015

CIHR Congratulates Recipients of the Order of Canada from the Health Research Community

CIHR congratulates Dr. Robyn Tamblyn, Scientific Director of the CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, on her appointment as a member of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honors. Dr. Tamblyn’s research in physician training, health system monitoring and prescription drug management has contributed significantly to patient safety. CIHR also acknowledges the induction of Dr. Alva Dicenso, Dr. Serge Gauthier, Dr. John G. Kelton, Dr. Julio Montaner and Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif. These CIHR-funded researchers are being recognized for their positive contributions to health innovation in various scientific fields across Canada.