The chair of the Odette World Health Innovation Network (WIN) praises three new members of the network’s academic team, who she says will nurture highly skilled, specialized entrepreneurs and professionals.
The Odette School of Business announced the appointment of three adjunct faculty members Monday: Pierre-Gerlier Forest, Kathleen MacMillan and V.K. Singh.
“These renowned thought-leaders bring extraordinary credentials and a broad base of expertise to the faculty which is reflective of WIN’s interdisciplinary approach to solving the complex challenges of our health care system,” said WIN chair Anne Snowdon. “We look forward to their individual and collective contributions to the WIN mandate, which are highly anticipated and will no doubt be transformative.”
- Dr. Forest is director of John Hopkins’ Institute for Health and Social Policy, and effective March 1, director of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary.
- Dr. MacMillan is director and professor of the Dalhousie University School of Nursing.
- Dr. Singh, managing director of the healthcare consultancy InnovatioCuris and director of Asia operations for Lean Healthcare Consulting.
Established in the fall of 2015, the World Health Innovation Network is the first Canadian health innovation centre with formal ties to the U.S. Its areas of focus include supporting research demonstrating value for the health sector, helping to ensure that Canadian discoveries and innovations are accessed by key enablers necessary for adoption, and scalability in health systems both domestically and internationally.