Dr. Tom Noseworthy Wins 2014 CIHR Barer-Flood Prize in Health Services and Policy Research

Award recognizes an exceptional researcher who has made a positive impact on healthcare

BANFF, AB, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Introduction

Canada's Minister of Health Rona Ambrose and Alberta's Minister of Health Stephen Mandel today presented the 2014 CIHR Barer-Flood Prize in Health Services and Policy Research to Dr. Tom Noseworthy at a reception for delegates attending the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Health Ministers Meeting in Banff, Alberta. They were joined by Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Dr. Robyn Tamblyn, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research.

Dr. Noseworthy received the award for his outstanding contributions in the field of health services and policy research where his work has focused on improving access to care and minimizing wait times. Dr. Noseworthy is a Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Department of Community Health Sciences and the O'Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary. He is also Associate Chief Medical Officer, Strategic Clinical Networks, at Alberta Health Services. As a researcher, clinician and senior healthcare executive, Dr. Noseworthy has shown outstanding leadership throughout his career in producing and applying research evidence to improve health policy and patient care.

Quick Facts

  • CIHR is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. It supports more 13,200 researchers and trainees across Canada.

  • The CIHR Barer-Flood Prize in Health Services and Policy Research is a career achievement award sponsored by the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. The recipient is selected by a review committee comprised of health system leaders from nominations submitted to CIHR.

Quotes

"I congratulate Dr. Noseworthy on receiving this honour. His commitment to excellence and innovation in healthcare has improved the quality and efficiency of care for Canadians."
Rona Ambrose
Minister of Health, Government of Canada

"This is a career achievement award and I am pleased to say that this year's recipient hails from Alberta.
Dr. Noseworthy's influence can be felt across all aspects of Alberta's healthcare system."
Stephen Mandel
Minister of Health, Government of Alberta

"Dr. Noseworthy has made seminal advances in health services research and he continues to provide leadership in improving healthcare for Canadians. I am delighted that his contributions are being recognized by this award and congratulate him on his many achievements."
Dr. Robyn Tamblyn
Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened health care system for Canadians. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,200 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

 

SOURCE: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

For further information: Michael Bolkenius, Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of the Health, 613-957-0200; Media Relations, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 613-941-4563, mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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