University of Saskatchewan (UofS) engaged Shift Health to create a proposal for the Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program to recruit a leading infectious disease researcher.
Shift Health’s Role
Having supported UofS with its original proposal, Shift Health worked collaboratively with leading researchers to develop a multidisciplinary research program that would leverage institutional strengths to develop solutions for infectious disease threats in Canada and around the world. With a particular focus on the public health objectives of underserved communities in Canada, the proposal outlined a plan for a new Flagship Program in Infectious Disease—to be led by the proposed CERC—that would assemble diverse research teams to translate science into public health impact.
The proposal, if successful, would position UofS as a leader in infectious disease research, education and training, and help to more proactively translate scientific outputs into policy and health impact.