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Cheryl Koehn appointed to the CIHR’s Standing Committee on Ethics

Picture of Cheryl KoehnCheryl Koehn appointed to the CIHR’s Standing Committee on Ethics

The Canadian Institutes of Health has appointed ACE’s Founder and President, Cheryl Koehn, to a three-year term on the Standing Committee on Ethics for the agency. The committee reports to the Governing Council on emerging ethical issues of strategic relevance to health and health research. It provides the Governing Council with high-level strategic advice on the ethical, legal and socio-cultural dimensions of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s mandate as set out by federal statute. The committee can act on its own initiative to advise the Governing Council or at the request of the President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

The committee includes the Chief of Bioethics for UNESCO, a representative of industry, seven university faculty, and now a person living with arthritis.