On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Schull as chief executive officer of ICES, effective September 1, 2013. This announcement follows an intensive recruitment process in which highly qualified individuals were sought in both domestic and international forums to fill this significant role in health research in Ontario.
Dr. Schull is well known at ICES, both as a senior scientist and most recently, as Deputy CEO. He comes to the CEO role with a diverse background, and brings with him an understanding and appreciation of its complex nature. Dr. Schull trained as an emergency medicine specialist at the University of Toronto, and completed graduate training in epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill University. He is a full professor of medicine and the director of the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a CIHR Applied Chair in Health Services and Policy Research for work that brings together clinicians, scientists and policy makers. His research focuses on health service utilization, quality of care and patient outcomes as they relate to emergency care, and the study of interventions designed to reduce emergency department wait times.
As a world-renowned scientist, clinician and innovative thinker, Dr. Schull is uniquely positioned to lead ICES into the future as we continue to grow to meet the increased demand for evidence to support decision making, policy development and improved care delivery. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new appointment at ICES, including an international perspective on health care issues that will benefit Ontario and Canada as a whole.Please join me in congratulating Dr. Schull and welcoming him in his new role.
Dr. Michael A. Baker, CM OOnt Chair, ICES Board of Directors