Announcing new BBDC staff member – Lori MacCallum, Senior Implementation Manager for Diabetes Knowledge Translation
June 4, 2012
We are delighted to announce that Lori MacCallum has joined the BBDC knowledge translation team as of June 4. Some of you may know Lori from her previous involvement with the BBDC as a member of the Care and Education Committee. Lori is a clinical pharmacist who holds an Assistant Professor appointment in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, U of T. Most recently she held the position of clinical lead of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, working closely with Dr. Mike Evans in that capacity since 2009. She has extensive experience in leading the design, development, testing and implementation of web-based health education tools for patients and clinicians and has lead and participated in a number of practice-based and clinical trial research projects. She has developed and championed the implementation of programs designed to enhance the quality of patient care.
Lori will be an important link between the BBDC knowledge translation program and the Centre for Innovations in Complex Care (CICC) (http://www.uhn.ca/cicc), a UHN-based organization led by Dr. Dante Morra of the Department of Medicine. The BBDC and CICC, together with e-Health Innovations (http://www.ehealthinnovation.org) and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute have teamed up to share expertise in tackling some of the most daunting challenges in diabetes. Research by the BBDC-led program will lead to innovations to accelerate and bolster knowledge dissemination from the domain of research to the domain of practice (by patients, by providers, by policy makers).
Please join us in welcoming Lori MacCallum in her new role in the BBDC.