John O’Neil elected to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

25 September 2013

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research congratulates Dr. John O’Neil, vice-chair of MSFHR’s Board of Directors, on his election as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

O’Neil, dean of Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, received the honour in recognition of a distinguished research career spanning nearly 35 years. His research has focused primarily on health-system equity issues, including Aboriginal health in Canada and HIV prevention in low- and middle-income countries.

“I am very honoured to have been selected,” O’Neil said in an SFU press release. “The academy has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in serving the health needs of Canadians, and I look forward to contributing to these efforts.”

Founded in 2004, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences provides timely, informed, and unbiased assessments of urgent issues affecting the health of Canadians, based on evidence reviews and leading expert opinion. Members are elected through a nominating and peer-review process that recognizes “those who are marked by a record of substantial achievement.”