Person: Renata Osika

Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy has been appoint ted executive director of Alberta’s Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) SUPPORT Unit (R$, November 26/13). Murphy comes to the role from British Columbia where he was the Senior VP of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Prior to that, he served as the regional operations leader of BC…

Dr. Steven Chu

Dr. Steven Chu has joined the board of directors of Vancouver-based Inventys Thermal Technologies, developer of a lower cost method of carbon capture and storage. Chu served as the energy secretary during the first term of US president Barack Obama and is the former director of the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory….

Renata Osika

Renata Osika has been appointed the inaugural executive director of the National Alliance of Provincial Health Research Organizations (NAPHRO), created in 2003 to promote dialogue, linkages and partnership activities among its members. Currently an associate partner at MindShare Consulting, Osika was previously a program director at the Council of Canadian Academies . She holds a…

Dr Andrew Bjerring

Dr Andrew Bjerring has been selected to chair the latest expert panel assessment of the Council of Canadian Academies. The Expert Panel on Timely Access to Health and Social Data for Health Research and Health System Innovation will address the question: What is the current state of knowledge surrounding timely access to health and social…