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Jack Tu

Remembering Jack Tu: In memory of an ICES friend and colleague

Dr. Jack Tu holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research and a Career Investigator award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Dr. Tu is an internationally-recognized researcher, who has published over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has held several million dollars in peer-reviewed grants as a principal investigator from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation, and other funding agencies.

Dr. Tu has been the team leader of the CIHR-funded Canadian Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Team (CCORT), a group of over 30 leading Canadian cardiac outcomes researchers, who have conducted a number of innovative projects on improving the quality of cardiac care in Canada over the past decade. He worked with co-editors Drs. William Ghali and Louise Pilote and the other members of the CCORT group to publish the landmark 26-chapter CCORT Canadian Cardiovascular Atlas in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, describing regional variations in patterns of cardiovascular care across Canada. He also has served as the Principal Investigator for the EFFECT (Enhanced Feedback for Effective Cardiac Treatment) study, the world's first cluster randomized trial of public cardiac report cards for improving cardiac care delivery, published in JAMA in November 2009.

Dr. Tu supervises students at all levels of training from medical students to postdoctoral fellows, and has been invited to present lectures at medical research meetings in Canada, the United States, Asia, and Europe. His academic honours include the 2010 Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Senior Investigator Award, the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Article of the Year award for 2009-2010, and the 2005 CIHR National Knowledge Translation Award.