I have been so fortunate in my career to have worked for leading health and academic institutions, innovative marketing firms, an international news agency and a few national newspapers.
My clients include:
INMHA is one of 13 Insitutes that make up the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the major federal agency responsible for funding health research in Canada. Its goal is to create new health knowledge, and to translate that knowledge from the research setting into real world applications.
INMHA is unique among the Institutes because, based on recent discoveries, it has been designed to address all aspects of research dealing with Brain-Mind relationships. It is a complex, exciting field, and I have enjoyed working closely with the Scientific Director of the Institute on their five-year strategic plan, slated for publication in early 2012.
The only organization of its kind in Canada, the Insitute for Heart + Lung Health at St. Paul's Hospital unites all of Providence Health Care's heart and lung research, education and care programs under one umbrella.
My HLI publications include the Report on the first British Columbia Summit on Heart and Lung Health
I worked for Kyodo News from 2000-2003 as an editor in the Tokyo Bureau (World Services Section), editing news and features. My job was to give context and relevance to translated articles for Kyodo’s international audience.
Kyodo News is Japan’s national news agency. Subscribers to Kyodo’s wire service include the International Herald Tribune, Yomiuri Daily News, the Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France Presse (AFP), and many of the media outlets in South-East Asia.
The position offered a crash course in international finance, politics – particularly in Asia – government, policy and communications. Kyodo also has an international bureau in New York.
The PROOF CECR is member of the national Networks of Centres for Excellence (NCE). PROOF was created in 2008 with $15 million in funding from the NCE to fight the epidemic of vital organ failure in Canada.
I was a member of the core team that wrote the PROOF application, and remain with the Centre as a communications consultants.
I worked closely with PCHRI on a series of presentations to secure research funding in 2009-10. It was a great experience -- the researchers at Providence among the best in the world, and also really easy to work with. The presentation debuted at the BioPartnering North America meeting.
The BC BioLibrary is a unique initiative serving as a "fuel injection" system for biobanking in British Columbia, which improves the ability to collect critically important biospecimens with an emphasis on standardized collection and annotation.
I've worked on several projects with the BioLibrary, most recently on their funding proposal to the Canada Foundation for Innovation.