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Friday, February 22, 2013

Welcome our newest Councillor, Dr. Cy Frank

This week we welcomed Dr. Cy Frank as our newest Councillor. Dr. Frank is the first Councillor appointed by the province of Alberta, after the Alberta government announced it would join the Health Council in November 2011, and did so formally in January 2012.

Dr. Frank is currently Professor in the Section of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services, Calgary; the McCaig Professor of Joint Injury and Arthritis Research; Executive Director of the provincial Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute; and VP, Research Strategy, Alberta Health Services. Effective, April 1, 2013 he assumes the role of CEO/President of Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions, where he is currently Senior Scientist. Dr. Frank is also one of 350 members elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences based on achievement in the academic health sciences in Canada.

His first duty as Councillor was to attend a quarterly Council meeting, the latest held this past weekend in Edmonton. Dr. Frank was introduced and his role on Council endorsed by The Honourable Fred Horne, Minister of Alberta Health and Wellness. Presentations followed by Dr. Frank’s Alberta colleagues: Dr. Tom Noseworthy, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Strategic Clinical Networks & Clinical Care Pathways, Alberta Health Services; Dr. Axel Meisen, Chair of Foresight at Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures; and Dr. John Cowell, CEO of the Health Quality Council of Alberta. Our other Councillors and Health Council staff came together to discuss Council business and to meet Alberta health system representatives at a well-attended evening stakeholder event.

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