University of Toronto Mentor Recognized With Health Services Research Advancement Award

by admin admin | May 11, 2010

OTTAWA (May 11, 2010) - The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation has awarded the 2010 Health Services Research Advancement Award to Dr. Peter C. Coyte, professor of health economics, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

For more than two decades, Dr. Coyte has educated and mentored future generations of health services researchers. CHSRF first recognized Dr. Coyte's leadership in 2000, awarding him a CHSRF/CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Chair in Health Care Settings and Canadians. "As an educator, Dr. Coyte has helped to develop a remarkable cadre of highly trained professionals committed to improving the quality and delivery of health services in Canada through research, practice and knowledge brokering," says Maureen O'Neil, CHSRF President.

Dr. Coyte has an impressive history of innovation and academic excellence in his own right. His research on knee replacement and middle-ear surgeries, as well as his work in evaluating services for children with autism, has influenced public policy in Ontario. Dr. Coyte is also recognized for his focus on the economics of home and community care. He was elected President of the Canadian Health Economics Research Association in 2002 and was instrumental in the evolution of that organization to form the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR), where he was elected as its inaugural President in 2003. These achievements, along with many others, have earned Dr. Coyte an international reputation in the area of health economics.

The award will be presented to Dr. Coyte on May 11 at a luncheon hosted by CHSRF at the 2010 CAHSPR Conference in Toronto, Ontario.

CHSRF's Health Services Research Advancement Award recognizes an individual, team or organization that has contributed significantly to advancing the health services research community in Canada and evidence-informed decision-making in the health system. Winners of the award receive $15,000 for use in the advancement of health services research.

Established in 1997 and funded through an agreement with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Health Research Foundation supports the development, dissemination and application of evidence to improve the delivery of health services for Canadians.

For further information:

Elizabeth Everson
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF)
1565 Carling Avenue, Suite 700
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 8R1 (Canada)
Tel. : +1 613-728-2238, ext 242
Fax.: +1 613-728-3527

The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit corporation with a mandate to promote the use of evidence to strengthen the delivery of health services that improve the health of Canadians. CHSRF is funded though an agreement with the Government of Canada.