Promising new University research chairs set to tackle pressing issues

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Six University of Ottawa professors have been appointed University research chairs, in recognition of their solid teaching record and outstanding accomplishments in their fields.

The research chairs will focus on pressing issues in areas as diverse as the deformation of the earth’s crust, health care delivery reform, metabolic and genetic factors causing obesity and diabetes, and health care for rare childhood diseases.

“These professors have raised the bar in terms of their accomplishments in the lab as well as in the classroom and will, through their research chairs, contribute to the wellbeing of their communities, their country and the world over,” said Mona Nemer, vice-president, research.

The six new University research chairs are:

Pascal Audet — Faculty of Science
University Research Chair in Solid Earth Geophysics

David Bryce — Faculty of Science
University Research Chair in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Yan Burelle — Faculty of Health Sciences
University Research Chair in Integrative Mitochondrial Biology

Mary-Ellen Harper — Faculty of Medicine
University Research Chair in Mitochondrial Bioenergetics

Craig Kuziemsky — Telfer School of Management
University Research Chair in Healthcare Innovation

Beth Potter — Faculty of Medicine
University Research Chair in Health Services for Children with Rare Diseases

The University of Ottawa Research Chair program supports uOttawa professors in their quest to conduct outstanding research in strategic areas, while recognizing the vital role they play in educating students.

The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe.

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