MSFHR welcomes new chair and board member

18 September 2013

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sally Thorne as chair of MSFHR's Board of Directors.

Dr. Sally Thorne
Dr. Sally Thorne

Thorne, a professor in the UBC School of Nursing and associate dean of the UBC Faculty of Applied Science, assumed the role September 13 at MSFHR's annual general meeting. Former chair Sue Paish will continue to serve on the board as past chair, and Dr. John O'Neil has been appointed vice-chair.

MSFHR is also pleased to welcome Dr. Elinor Wilson to its board of directors. Wilson has worked in the academic, public, and private sectors, and served most recently as president of Assisted Human Reproduction, a federal regulatory agency established to promote health, safety, dignity, and rights for Canadians who use or are born of assisted human reproduction technologies.

MSFHR thanks retiring board member Karimah Es Sabar for her service to the Foundation.