Message from the Scientific Director: 2017 CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award in Population and Public Health Research

Dear colleagues,

I am very pleased to inform you that my Institute has launched a call for nominations for the 2017 CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award in Population and Public Health Research.

The award was first offered last year and we honoured three outstanding researchers. The population and public health research community is filled with researchers who are making a real impact on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of individual researchers and promotes the larger role of population and public health to make the world a better place through evidenced-based health policies and interventions.

The funding opportunity is posted on the CIHR website. We plan to fund three awards honouring an early career, mid-career, and a senior investigator. The scope of priorities has been broadened to include the three research priorities in our strategic plan. I encourage you to read the funding opportunity and share it with your colleagues and networks. The application deadline is January 10, 2017.

In my time so far as Scientific Director, I've had the pleasure to meet a lot of trailblazing researchers in our community. I know we have a great many exceptional candidates for this award!


Steven J. Hoffman BHSc JD MA PhD
Scientific Director
CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health

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