IWH Update

New biostatistician joins the Institute

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is happy to welcome Dr. Victoria Landsman as its new biostatistician. Landsman comes to IWH from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where she was a research methodologist. Prior to that, she held positions as a research biostatistician at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital. Landsman has her PhD in statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She currently holds a position as an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. 

IWH Board of Directors welcomes three new members

A warm welcome as well goes out from IWH to three new members of the Board of Directors, including one who’s already familiar with Institute activities. David Clements, director of corporate communications and outreach at the Canadian Institute for Health Information, was until recently a member and chair of the Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Advisory Committee (KTEAC), which offers advice and guidance to IWH’s knowledge transfer team. A second new board member, Louise Lemieux-Charles, is professor emeritus in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, where she taught and conducted research in the areas of system evaluation, performance management, organizational learning, knowledge transfer and health service delivery networks. And Kelly Jennings, a third new board member, is a senior consultant at Korn Ferry Hay Group. Her consulting work focuses on stakeholder and expert group facilitation, health-care policy and clinical practice research, clinical process analysis and redesign, strategic planning and business development. All three appointments are effective January 1, 2016.   

Source: At Work, Issue 83, Winter 2016: Institute for Work & Health, Toronto