February 27, 2015
On February 25, 2015, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced support to 20 research teams that will help identify, test, and deliver practical, cost-effective solutions to improve maternal and child health in 13 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. The Prime Minister made the announcement following a meeting with Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. This is part of a 7-year, $36 million program funded by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, Canada’s International Development Research Centre, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
February 6, 2015
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 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.