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Remembering Canadian researcher and clinician, Cy Frank


Alberta and Canada lost a renowned health system leader, innovator, researcher and clinician yesterday with the untimely death of Dr. Cy Frank. Dr. Frank, was an orthopedic surgeon, CEO of Alberta Innovates — Health Solutions, professor of medicine at the University of Calgary, and founder of the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute. Last year, Dr. Frank was named a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to advancing orthopedic health-care services in Alberta and for his scientific contributions to bone and joint repair. He is described as a master at trying to create a health-care system that was informed by research.

“I encountered him through work on a few initiatives and always found him to be a thoughtful, committed and gracious man.” Michael Schull, ICES CEO.

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