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Dr. Alain Beaudet
Dr. Alain Beaudet, MD, PhD
June 6, 2012
11.30am - 1.30pm
"Address to the National Press Club"
Dr. Alain Beaudet, MD, PhD, is the President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). He is the Chair of the Governing Council and Chief Executive Officer of CIHR which is the major federal funding agency for health research in Canada. Before joining CIHR in July 2008, Dr. Beaudet was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ), a position held since 2004.
Dr. Beaudet earned a medical degree and a PhD in neuroscience from the Université de Montréal. He did postdoctoral training at the Centre d'études nucléaires in Saclay, France and the University of Zurich's Brain Research Institute in Switzerland. He built a distinguished career as a neuroscientist with numerous scientific publications, honours and distinctions including the Order of Academic Palms distinguished Officer's award from the government of France
Dr Beaudet believes that partnerships between researchers and knowledge users are the most effective way to get the right questions and to ensure uptake of the results into policy and practice.
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