Minister Clement Appoints a New Member to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Governing Council



    OTTAWA, April 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of
Health, today announced the appointment of Keith Anderson to the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Governing Council for a three-year term.
    "Mr. Anderson has shown a lifelong commitment to improving health care
and has made a difference in the lives of many British Columbians," said
Minister Clement. "His appointment to the Governing Council is a reflection of
the important work he has accomplished and will continue to accomplish in the
years to come."
    Mr. Anderson is currently the interim President and Chief Executive
Officer of the Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia. Previous to this
appointment, he held various senior positions within the Fraser Health
Authority and Victoria General Hospital, and was President of the Pacific
Health Care Society in New Westminster for nearly a decade. Throughout his
career, Mr. Anderson has worked to improve continuing care and to explore
alternatives to acute care. His breadth of expertise in regional health
authorities will be a valuable addition to the Governing Council.

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is the Government of Canada's
agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific
knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health, more effective
health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system.
Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to nearly
10,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada. The biographies for the
members of the CIHR Governing Council can be found at
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/6953.html.




For further information:

For further information: For media assistance contact: David Coulombe,
CIHR Media Relations, (613) 941-4563, mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca; Erik
Waddell, Office of the Minister of Health, (613) 957-0200


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