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Nominate a promising researcher to give the 28th Labelle Lecture

03 Apr 2019

The Labelle Lectureship Committee is seeking nominations for a promising junior health services researcher — a rising star in the field — to be the 2019 Labelle Lecturer. 

The Labelle Lectureship Series, which marks its 28th anniversary this year, is held each October to honour Roberta Labelle, one of CHEPA’s founding members. Her death in 1991 was unexpected and occurred when broad recognition for her research in health economics was just starting to emerge. CHEPA and what is now the Department of Health Research, Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI), collaborated on establishing the Annual Labelle Lectureship Series in her memory.

The Labelle Lecturer can be from any country and should have the following characteristics:

1. Is early in his/her career development (assistant or early associate level), and shows tremendous promise based on early research accomplishments.

2. Is conducting research on a topic that challenges existing methods or accepted ideas in health research.

3. Is capable of delivering a high-quality lecture that will be of interest to a multi-disciplinary audience of health researchers and decision-makers.

4. Can spend one to two days at McMaster University to present a one-hour lecture,  followed by a reception; meet with faculty and students, and attend a dinner.

Please submit nominations by May 15, 2019, to Emmanuel Guindon, Chair of the Labelle Lectureship Committee, at emmanuel.guindon@mcmaster.ca 
and include the following information regarding the nominee: 

• Full name, current position, link to their faculty page, and, when possible, an updated CV.

• A brief paragraph describing the topic on which you believe the nominated individual could present the Labelle Lecture.

Recent Labelle Lecturers include Ruth Lavergene, Dean Spears, Antoine Boivin, Katy Kozhimannil, Onil Bhattacharyya, David Stuckler, Irfan Dhalla and Michael Law. For a full list of past Labelle Lecturers, click here.

This Call for Nominations will close on May 15, 2019. For more information, contact Emmanuel.

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