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Dr. Peter Jüni will be new director of the AHRC

Toronto, October 27, 2015

By Geoff Koehler

Dr. Peter Jüni
Dr. Peter Jüni

Dr. Peter Jüni will become the new director of the Applied Health Research Centre on Jan. 4, 2016.

Dr. Jüni comes to St. Michael’s Hospital from Switzerland’s University of Bern, where he was director of the Institute of Primary Health Care, and a professor and chair of Primary Health Care and Clinical Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Jüni trained as a physician and researcher at the University of Bern and the University of Bristol in England. A fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, he has an international reputation for his work in clinical epidemiology and for clinical research on the management of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disorders.

Previously, Dr. Jüni served as director of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine and the founding director of CTU Bern, the Clinical Trials Unit of Bern University Hospital.

“We look forward to welcoming Peter and his family to the St. Michael’s family,” said Dr. Arthur Slutsky, vice-president of Research for St. Michael’s Hospital. “Peter appreciates the truly unique team assembled at AHRC and will build on the centre’s tradition of providing clients with an integrated approach to clinical research and successfully assisting governments in using science to make the best decisions to improve patient care.”

Dr. Muhammad Mamdani will continue to serve as director of the AHRC until Dr. Jüni arrives in January. Dr. Mamdani will remain with St. Michael’s and is leading an initiative in collaboration with the hospital’s Performance and Information Management team to develop an advanced data infrastructure and analytics team.

“We would all like to thank Muhammad for his superb job as the inaugural director of the AHRC and are looking forward to his new initiative, which will be among the most advanced of its kind in the world and will contribute significantly to the efficiency and quality of care at St. Michael’s and elsewhere,” said Dr. Andreas Laupacis, executive director, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital.

About St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in 27 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael's Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.