Expert in women’s reproductive health Dr. Charu Kaushic named Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity
“As the new Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity, Dr. Charu Kaushic will help lead efforts to tackle some of the most pressing health issues of the day, including HIV, antimicrobial resistance, and vector-borne diseases. I know that the research community will be in excellent hands with the appointment of Dr. Kaushic, who brings to the position an impressive 15-year track record in research into immunology, HIV, and women’s reproductive health.”
- Roderick R. McInnes, CM, MD, PhD, FRSC
Acting President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
“I am thrilled to be given this opportunity to represent and serve the infection and immunity research community. We will work collaboratively with our partners to address key health issues facing Canadians, such as chronic inflammatory conditions, global health issues of TB and HIV, and emerging threats such as antimicrobial resistance and pandemic flu. I also plan to promote STEM careers and leadership roles to young women.”
- Dr. Charu Kaushic
Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity
“We are delighted with Dr. Kaushic’s well-deserved appointment and pleased to host the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity here at our university. This institute further enhances McMaster’s reputation as a centre of ground-breaking and innovative infectious disease research.”
- Dr. Patrick Deane
President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University
The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity (CIHR-III) supports research and helps to build research capacity in the areas of infectious disease and the body’s immune system.
CIHR-III is at the forefront of research into antimicrobial resistance, HIV, hepatitis C, Lyme disease, the microbiome, and organ transplantation.
III is also equipped to mobilize a rapid research response to emerging infectious diseases, as it has done with the Ebola and Zika viruses.
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