SickKids scientist Dr. Norman Rosenblum named Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced today the appointment of SickKids Senior Scientist Dr. Norman Rosenblum as the new Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes. This appointment will be effective January 1, 2018.
Rosenblum is an internationally recognized expert in paediatric nephrology and developmental nephrology. He is a Paediatric Nephrologist and Senior Scientist in the Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program at the SickKids Research Institute, and a Professor of Paediatrics, Physiology, and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. He is also the recipient of a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Developmental Nephrology.
Since joining SickKids in 1993, his lab has focused on studying kidney development with the goal of better understanding the causes of kidney malformation, disease and failure in children.
As Scientific Director, Rosenblum will work to identify the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes’ (CIHR-INMD) research priorities, develop funding opportunities, build partnerships and translate research evidence into policy and practice. As a member of CIHR’s leadership team, he will participate in setting and implementing CIHR’s strategic direction.
The CIHR-INMD mandate supports research to enhance health in relation to diet, digestion, excretion and metabolism; and to address causes, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and palliation for a wide range of conditions and problems associated with hormone, digestive system, kidney and liver function.
Learn more about his appointment on the CIHR website.