Health Research in Canada

Health Innovations from Space

Our guest blogger today is Dr. Ozzy Mermut. Ozzy is the Program Manager of Biophotonics at the Institut National d’Optique (INO) in Quebec City and Associate Professor at Laval University.

Our guest blogger today is Dr. Phillip Gardiner of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management. Phil is just completing a term as the interim Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis.

Lactobacillus bacteria

In today’s post, guest blogger and clinician-scientist Philip M. Sherman, MD, FRCPC, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, shares his perspectives on role of intestinal bacteria in disease:

2012 Canada Gairdner Awards

This week I attended the gala for the 2012 Canada Gairdner Awards held at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto. In the shadows of towering dinosaur skeletons and in front of an audience of the who’s who of health research, six international and one Canadian researcher were presented with their awards.

Lunch with Yves

Alain Beaudet, president of CIHR, and I had lunch today with Dr. Yves Joanette. Yves is the Scientific Director of one of CIHR’s thirteen Institutes, the Institute of Aging. In addition to serving as Scientific Director, Yves is also a professor at the Faculty of medicine of the Université de Montréal and Lab Director at the Research Center of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal.