INMD Institute Advisory Board Members

Chris Kennedy (Chair)
Senior Scientist
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute & Kidney Research Centre
Professor
Departments of Medicine & Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa

Julie Ho (Vice-Chair)
Associate Professor
Departments of Internal Medicine & Immunology
Sections of Nephrology and Biomedical Proteomics
College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba

William Cefalu
Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institutes of Health

Sukhinder Cheema
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Cross-appointed, BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Erica Samms-Hurley
Nurse Educator
Western Regional School of Nursing
Grenfell Campus-Memorial University of Newfoundland Corner Brook

Sharon Kirkpatrick
Associate Professor, School of Public Health Sciences, University of Waterloo
Associate Director, Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation, University of Waterloo

Vasanti S. Malik
Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Marc Prentki
Professor of Nutrition, Université de Montréal
Director, Montreal Diabetes Research Center (MDRC)

Christopher Rose
Research Professor, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal
Director, Hepato-Neuro Laboratory, Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de Université de Montréal (CRCHUM)

Laura Sly
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, University of British Columbia

Laura Syron
President & CEO, Diabetes Canada
Transformational Not-for-Profit Executive

André Tchernof
Professor, School of Nutrition, Laval University
Co-Director, Research Chair in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Obesity Tissue Biobank and Obesity Research Division, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute
Principal Investigator, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant on bariatric care - the REMISSION study

George Tolomiczenko
Executive Director
Merkin Institute for Translational Research
California Institute of Technology (CalTech)

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