March 22, 2013, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Dr. Alan Bernstein
President & CEO, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Dr. Alan Bernstein is the President & CEO of CIFAR (the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research). CIFAR’s vision is to deepen our understanding of the world by connecting the world’s best minds through global research networks that address important, complex challenges facing humanity.
From 2008-2011, Dr. Bernstein was the executive director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, an international alliance of researchers and funders charged with accelerating the search for an HIV vaccine. Previously, he served as the founding president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2000-2007), Canada’s federal agency for the support of health research. In that capacity, he led the transformation of health research in Canada. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and following postdoctoral work in London, Dr. Bernstein joined the Ontario Cancer Institute (1974-1985). In 1985, he joined the new Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute in Toronto, was named Associate Director in 1988 and then Director of Research (1994-2000). Author of over 225 scientific publications, Dr. Bernstein has made extensive contributions to the study of stem cells, hematopoiesis and cancer. He chairs or is a member of advisory and review boards in Canada, the US, UK, Italy and Australia. Dr. Bernstein has received numerous awards and honourary degrees for his contributions to science, including the 2008 Gairdner Wightman Award. He is a Senior Fellow of Massey College and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
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