Person: Dr Vivek Goel

Championing a charter to facilitate health data sharing

A group of experts charged with providing strategic direction and roadmap for the maximizing the impact of health data is calling for the establishment of a Canadian Health Data Charter — one of 10 recommendations released this month as part of the Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy.

Dr Vivek Goel

Dr Vivek Goel has been appointed Univ of Toronto VP research and innovation, for a five-year term, effective February 1, 2015. The appointment marks Goel’s return to the university after a six-year absence. In 2008, he was appointed founding president and CEO of Public Health Ontario. More recently, he was chief academic strategist with Coursera,…

Dr Gregory Newby

Dr Gregory Newby has been appointed chief technology officer of Compute Canada, effective January/15. Newby comes to Compute Canada from Abdullah Univ of Science and Technology in Thuwai Saudi Arabia, where he was manager of the university’s KAUST Supercomputing Core Laboratory and led the planning and acquisition of a leading-edge supercomputer. Prior to that appointment,…

Dr Daniel Brucker

Dr Daniel Brucker has received the Manpei Suzuki International Prize for his pioneering work in diabetes research. A senior investigator at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Re-search Institute, Drucker will receive the $150,000 prize in Tokyo this February. In recent years, his research has been recognized with the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award from the…