BBDC Welcomes New Executive Committee Members
July 12, 2011
I am delighted to announce that Dr. Tony Lam has been appointed to the new position of BBDC Associate Director, Research. He replaces Prof. Patricia Brubaker who has stepped down as Chair of the Research Committee after 13 years. Dr. Lam will chair the Research Committee and will also play a key role in setting the scientific direction of the BBDC. He will also be appointed to the BBDC Executive Committee. Dr. Lam brings outstanding research credentials to this new role. He is currently Associate Professor, Departments of Physiology and Medicine, and Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute. He also holds the John Kitson McIvor Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research and a Canada Research Chair in Obesity, University of Toronto. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Tony Lam on his new appointment.
I am also pleased to announce that Dr. Rene Wong has been appointed Interim Chair of the BBDC Care and Education Committee. Dr. Wong replaces Dr. Jacqueline James who has stepped down after 10 years as Chair. Dr. Wong is currently a Clinician Educator and Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, and staff physician in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University Health Network (Toronto General Hospital). He will also be appointed to the BBDC Executive Committee. A formal search for the permanent position of BBDC Associate Director, Care and Education, which will replace the position of Chair of the Care and Education Committee, will be conducted later this year. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Rene Wong on his new interim appointment.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the incoming members of the BBDC Executive Committee:
Dr. Alison Buchan, Vice
Dean, Research and International Relations, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Tony Lam, Associate Director, Research (position formerly Chair, Research Committee)
Dr. Rene Wong, Interim Chair, Care and Education Committee
Dr. Khosrow Adeli, Representative of Basic Science Departments, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Richard Gilbert, Representative of Clinical Departments, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. George Fantus, Director, BBDC Core Laboratory
I would like to thank all outgoing members of the Executive Committee for their many years of dedicated service to the BBDC and for steering and guiding the BBDC into becoming the world class centre for diabetes research, education and care that it is today. In particular I would like to acknowledge Dr. Daniel Drucker's superb leadership as Director of the BBDC, and Dr. Patricia Brubaker’s and Dr. Jacqueline James' tireless and outstanding leadership of the Research and the Care and Education Committees respectively.
Gary Lewis, MD
(Information on the Executive Committee’s mandate can be found in the ABOUT US section of our website.)