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By kristalamb
Posted date: October 22, 2019
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As Diabetes Action Canada enters its fourth year of funding, it is necessary to critically evaluate our programs and progress to plan for the next phase of our SPOR Network.  We are already well underway in conducting an internal network evaluation, led by Dr. Valeria Rac at the THETA Collaborative, University of Toronto and University Health Network,  and Dr. Mathieu Ouimet at the Université Laval.  The Diabetes Action Canada leadership and Steering Council have invited three reviewers from Canada and the USA to evaluate our research Network in November 2019, that will provide an independent perspective about our performance.  The reviewers will receive  a summary of our achievements against stated goals as well as our assessment of barriers to success. In addition, they will obtain an initial report of our network evaluation detailing the growth and impact of our internal and external collaborations.  We anticipate that this external review will result in important advice about strategic planning for our next phase of Diabetes Action Canada and possible SPOR Network renewal.  Below is a list of the four external reviewers and links to their biographies.

  • Dr Cindy Bell, PhD

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Genome Canada

Mother of two daughters with T1D

https://www.genomecanada.ca/en/about/governance/management-team/cindy-bell

  • Dr. Diane Bild, MD, MPH

Acting Chief Science Officer

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) – USA

https://www.pcori.org/people/diane-e-bild-md-mph

  • Dr. Hertzel Gerstein, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Professor of Medicine, McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences

Population Health Research Institute Chair in Diabetes

Director, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, McMaster University

Director, Diabetes Care and Research Program,

Deputy Director, Population Health Research Institute

https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/medicine/endocrinology/faculty_member_gerstein.htm

  • Dr. Louise Potvin

Director, Institute for Public Health Research,

Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health,

University of Montreal

http://www.medsp.umontreal.ca/IRSPUM_DB/bottin.asp?no=150


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