CIHR mourns the loss of Drew Lyall

It is with sadness that I share the news of the passing of our former colleague and friend, Drew Lyall. Drew passed away on January 16, in Ottawa, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Drew was the first Director of Partnerships and Business Development, under the redesigned External Affairs and Business Development Branch. While his time with CIHR was relatively short, his professionalism, strong work ethic, and positive attitude had an impact on our organization and on all of us who had the good fortune of working with him.

I encourage you to read this tribute to Drew, which highlights his significant contributions to Canada’s stem cell research community.

On behalf of CIHR, I offer my sincerest condolences to Drew’s family and friends.

Alain Beaudet, M.D., Ph.D.
President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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