Monday, January 07, 2013
Cy Frank, MD, FRCSC
The Board of Directors of Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cyril (Cy) B. Frank as the corporation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 1, 2013. The Board also announced Dr. Pamela Valentine’s promotion to Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Valentine will serve as Acting CEO during the leadership transition.
Dr. Frank currently holds a number of leadership positions in the academic, clinical, research, health services, administrative, and medical device sectors, including senior roles at Alberta Health Services, the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI), the University of Calgary (U of C), and the recently sold TENET Medical Engineering, a Calgary-based company. Dr. Frank is internationally recognized for his collaborative research achievements in ligament healing and transplantation. He was the Scientific Director of the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for six years. He served as Chair of a national panel formed by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) to develop a framework and metrics for capturing the impacts of investing in health research. He co-leads the Alberta Osteoarthritis Team, which is finding ways to prevent that disease, as well as developing a system of providing better access to quality care for patients.
Dr. Frank’s achievements have resulted in many provincial, national and international honours, including being named International Bone and Joint Decade “Builder” in 2005; top 40 alumni at the University of Calgary in 2006; University Research Professorship in 2007; the University of Calgary Isaak Walton Killam Interdisciplinary Research Prize in 2010; and one of the top 50 most influential Albertans in 2011. Dr Frank was elected to CAHS based on achievement in the academic health sciences in Canada.
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