Institute Director assures scientists, staff and trainees that he remains fully committed to his role at KITE
I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed Director of The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Toronto for a term that officially begins on July 1.
Please note that I have accepted this important role with the caveat that I will remain Institute Director of the KITE Research Institute. In other words, I am not going anywhere. However, I believe this development presents an incredible opportunity to help all of us accelerate the translation of discovery into practice.
BME is a branch of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering where engineering, medicine and dentistry investigators collaborate to develop innovative solutions that address global challenges in human health. BME is home to 100 faculty members and 300 graduate students who receive training in biomedical and clinical engineering across 24 academic and hospital partners. I am fortunate to have been a tenured professor with the Institute since 2006.
Change can be concerning for some. That’s why I want to assure all our scientists, staff and trainees that I remain fully committed to my role at KITE and our mission, which is to be a trailblazer in research, education and knowledge translation. I strongly believe that collaborating with the teams at BME will help us achieve our goal of building a completely new medical rehabilitation ecosystem.
In the weeks to come I will share more information about this exciting development. In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me directly.