News

Dr. Alain Beaudet, CIHR President Announces Retirement

  • December 22, 2016
  • News

As posted on CIHR Funding News:

CIHR President Dr. Alain Beaudet Announces His Retirement from Public Service

Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), has informed the Minister of Health, the Honourable Jane Philpott and the CIHR Governing Council, of his retirement from the public service and CIHR at the end of March 2017.

During his tenure at CIHR, Dr. Beaudet has spearheaded a number of innovative and transformative domestic health research initiatives such as Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research, and a major reform of CIHR’s open programs and peer review processes. Internationally, he has championed several multilateral research initiatives, notably the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD), of which he is currently Board Chair.  Read More…