Cornelia Wieman Appointed to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Governing Council

    OTTAWA, March 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of
Health, today announced the appointment of Cornelia Wieman to the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Governing Council for a three-year term.
    "Over the course of her career, Dr. Wieman has shown an outstanding
commitment to health care and has made a real difference in her community,"
said Minister Clement. "This appointment to the Governing Council is a
reflection of the important work she has done and will continue to do in the
years to come."
    Dr. Wieman is Canada's first female Aboriginal psychiatrist, Co-Director
of the Indigenous Health Research Development Program, and Assistant Professor
in the Department of Public Health Services at the University of Toronto.
Previously, Dr. Wieman practiced as a consultant psychiatrist at Six Nations
Mental Health Services, a community mental health clinic in Ontario. Dr.
Wieman takes a special interest in Aboriginal youth and in important health
and social issues such as suicide, HIV/AIDS, health care policy and Aboriginal
health human resources.

    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

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For further information: for media assistance contact: David Coulombe,
CIHR Media Relations, (613) 948-1380,; Erik
Waddell, Office of the Minister of Health, (613) 957-0200

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