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New scientific director named for CIHR’s health services and policy research institute


Ottawa, ON – Dr Alan Bernstein, president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), along with CIHR’s governing council, have announced the appointment of Dr Colleen Flood as incoming scientific director of CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR). This appointment is effective September 1, 2006.

Dr Flood is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy. She completed her Master of Laws (LLM) in 1994 and her Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in 1998 at the University of Toronto. Her areas of research interest include comparative health care policy, public/private financing of health care systems, health care reform, and accountability and governance issues.