News from Dr. Jane E. Aubin, Vice-President, Research and Knowledge Translation
CIHR has recently re-aligned its organizational structure, moving from four to three portfolios: Public, Government and Institute Affairs (PGIA); Resources Planning and Management (RPM); and Research and Knowledge Translation (RKT). In my new role as Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President of the Research and Knowledge Translation Portfolio, I am delighted to have the opportunity to advance and champion the knowledge translation component of CIHR’s mandate, for which Dr. Ian Graham, former VP of KT, has so successfully laid the groundwork. Knowledge translation is integral to CIHR’s mandate and needs to be reflected in all aspects of our work. Over the past years, CIHR has developed an international reputation as a leader in the theory, practice and funding of knowledge translation through programs and partnerships that advance the science of KT, integrated knowledge translation, and the rapid dissemination and application of research findings for the benefit of Canadians. It is my intention to continue to enhance this reputation and CIHR’s international leadership position in KT. I look forward to hearing your stories and to working with you to cultivate Canada’s contributions to the science and practice of knowledge translation.