Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics - Appointment of CEO



    TORONTO, March 5 /CNW/ - The Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP) today
announced the appointment of Dr. Colin McKerlie as Chief Executive Officer.
    Dr. McKerlie is a Veterinary Pathologist and Scientist who holds
positions with the Research Institute of The Hospital for Sick Children and
the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital. He is also an
Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Previously, Dr. McKerlie was Director of the Department of Comparative
Research at Sunnybrook & Women's College Hospital and was Interim CEO
responsible for the planning and construction of the new Centre, which opened
on 01 October 2007.
    Dr. McKerlie received his DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College at the
University of Guelph in 1991, his MRCVS from the Royal College of Veterinary
Surgeons in London, and his DVSc in comparative pathology from the University
of Guelph in 1997.
    Dr. Janet Rossant stated, "The Executive Committee is excited by the
vision that Colin brings to the TCP, combining a service philosophy with a
business strategy to ensure the long-term sustainability of the enterprise".
    The Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics is a state-of-the-art facility in
the heart of Toronto's Discovery District that will enable groundbreaking
research and discovery with the goal of advancing human health. A unique
collaboration among four founding Member research hospitals: Mount Sinai
Hospital, St. Michael's Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, and
University Health Network, TCP is the largest vivarium in Canada with 110,000
gross sq ft of custom-designed research space. Through the modeling of
disease, the TCP seeks cures and treatments in areas such as diabetes, cancer,
musculoskeletal disease, cardiovascular and renal function, learning and
memory. The TCP also supports key areas of biomedical research at its Member
Hospitals including stem cell research and regenerative medicine.

    About:

    The Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics is a $69 million, state-of-the-art
facility in the heart of Toronto's Discovery District that enables
groundbreaking research and discovery with the goal of advancing human health.
Through the modeling of disease, the TCP seeks cures and treatments in areas
such as diabetes, cancer, musculoskeletal disease, cardiovascular and renal
function, learning and memory. The TCP is a unique collaboration among four
founding Member research hospitals: Mount Sinai Hospital, St. Michael's
Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children and University Health Network.
www.phenogenomics.ca

    Mount Sinai Hospital is an internationally recognized, 472-bed acute care
academic health centre affiliated with the University of Toronto. It is known
for excellence in the provision of compassionate patient care, innovative
education and world-leading research. Our Centres of Excellence are the Samuel
Lunenfeld Research Institute (www.mshri.on.ca); Women's and Infants' Health;
Surgery and Oncology; Acute and Chronic Medicine; and Laboratory Medicine and
Infection Control. Mount Sinai Hospital brings together people with Bright
Minds and Big Hearts to provide The Best Medicine. www.mtsinai.on.ca

    St. Michael's Hospital is a large and vibrant Catholic teaching and
research hospital in the heart of Toronto. Fully affiliated with the
University of Toronto, it is home to more than 100 clinician researchers and
more than 25 scientists who utilize a bench to bedside model - directly
applying research findings to patient care. Our 4,800 staff and 600 physicians
are renowned for providing exceptional patient care. St. Michael's Hospital is
the designated adult-trauma centre for downtown Toronto and a major tertiary
and quaternary referral centre for Ontario. Specializing in the areas of heart
and vascular disease, trauma, diabetes comprehensive care, neurosurgery,
musculoskeletal disorders and specialized complex care, St. Michael's Hospital
leads with innovation, and serves with compassion. For more information,
please visit www.stmichaelshospital.com.

    The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University
of Toronto, is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest
centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. As innovators
in child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care,
research and teaching. Our mission is to provide the best in complex and
specialized care by creating scientific and clinical advancements, sharing our
knowledge and expertise and championing the development of an accessible,
comprehensive and sustainable child health system. For more information,
please visit www.sickkids.ca. SickKids is committed to healthier children for
a better world. www.sickkids.ca

    University Health Network incorporates Toronto General, Toronto Western
and Princess Margaret Hospitals. The scope of research and complexity of cases
at University Health Network have made it a national and international source
for discovery, education and patient care. It has the largest hospital-based
research program in Canada, with major research in cardiology,
transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, surgical innovation, infectious
diseases and genomic medicine. University Health Network is a research and
teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. www.uhn.ca




For further information:

For further information: Janet LeClair, Communications Specialist,
Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics, T: (647) 837-5841, Email:
janet.leclair@phenogenomics.ca

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