III Call for Advisory Board Members
The Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) is looking to fill four positions on its Institute Advisory Board (IAB) as part of the CIHR 2022 membership renewal cycle.
III launched its Strategic Plan 2021-2026 in June 2021. The III IAB was critical to the yearlong engagement process with the broader research community to identify the new strategic priorities for the Institute, and in the next five years, the III IAB will play a significant role in advising the Institute on the implementation of the plan in order to achieve both short and long-term success.
Within the CIHR-III Strategic Plan 2021-2026, III has outlined the following commitments (among others)
- To build relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities to generate the knowledge and build the capacity Indigenous communities need to improve the health and wellbeing of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada;
- To embed principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) – from an intersectionality perspective – across all III initiatives to address systemic racism in the health research funding system;
- To foster interactions between researchers and industry through public-private partnerships to accelerate the translation of infection & immunity research into commercialized products; and
- To foster a dynamic and iterative knowledge mobilization process by connecting researchers and knowledge users, including people with lived/living experience, health practitioners and decision-makers to enable the co-creation of knowledge and accelerate its integration into practice and policy.
Individuals with the potential to make valuable contributions to the III IAB and the commitments specified above are encouraged to apply. We also encourage researchers with a background in immunology, virology, population health, diagnostic research, and vaccine research to apply in addition to clinicians from the Infection & Immunity community. III is focused on ensuring that its IAB better reflects the diversity of Canada and the health research ecosystem at large and encourages underrepresented groups to apply to the open call. More information can be found here.
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