Dr. Brian O’Rourke, is pleased to announce that Ron Goeree, Director of the PATH Research Institute and an associate professor at McMaster University, is the 2012 recipient of the Dr. Jill M. Sanders Award of Excellence in Health Technology Assessment (HTA).
“Professor Goeree is one of the pre-eminent HTA researchers and educators in the world,” said Dr. O’Rourke. “As Director of the PATH Research Institute, he has demonstrated the essential role health technology assessment can and should play in meeting the needs of health decision-makers. As an innovator, he helped pioneer the methodological framework for the field evaluation of non-drug technologies. As a dedicated professor and mentor, he has trained literally thousands of students, researchers, and decision-makers, making an immense contribution to the capacity in Canada to produce and use health technology assessment.”
Professor Goeree’s home base is the world-renowned Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University. He was appointed Director of the PATH Research Institute of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton in 2006. He is also a member of the Centre for Evaluation of Medicines. He is involved in numerous research projects with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Quality Ontario, and CADTH, and has published extensively in the HTA field.
The Dr. Jill M. Sanders Award of Excellence in HTA was established by CADTH in 2010 to celebrate Canadian leadership and excellence in HTA by recognizing individuals whose outstanding achievements have made a significant and lasting contribution to health technology assessment in Canada. The Award is named in honour of Dr. Jill M. Sanders, President and CEO of CADTH from 1987-2010. She passed away in February 2010 following a battle with cancer.
“I am honoured and thrilled to receive an award like this recognizing lifetime achievement,” said Professor Goeree. “CADTH is a leader in HTA internationally and I am proud PATH has a formal long-term partnership with CADTH. On a personal note, I was also a huge admirer of Jill and her contributions to HTA in Canada and internationally, so this award is especially touching.”
The Dr. Jill M. Sanders Award will be presented to Professor Goeree during an Awards Luncheon at the 2012 CADTH Symposium in Ottawa, Ontario. The Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 17 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.