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IHE CEO leads national team to model full impact of pandemic restrictions

IHE CEO leads national team to model full impact of pandemic restrictions Model to be used to predict unintended consequences, advise decision-makers during next public health crisis. April 14th, 2021 - While the COVID-19 pandemic continues its grip on Canada’s health-care system and economy, Dr. Chris McCabe and team have been awarded $1.25 million by the federal government to start planning for the next public health crisis.  Christopher McCabe, is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and CEO of the Institute of Health Economics and will lead a cross-Canada team of economists and mathematical modellers in creating a mathematical model to predict and track the impact of infectious diseases and policy responses on all sectors of society.  The funding for the project, dubbed the…
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New Permanent and Fellowship Positions at IHE

Be part of our growth! IHE is hiring for a variety of positions to support our growing program of work. There are a number of opportunities to work and/or train with the Institute of Health Economics (IHE). https://www.ihe.ca/about/careers-awards   Senior Health Economist: The Institute of Health Economics is recruiting a Senior Health Economist to provide leadership on projects in our portfolio of health economics work, including our growing digital health work program. Link: https://www.ihe.ca/about/careers-awards/senior-health-economist Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Date of Posting: March 15th, 2021 Deadline for Application: Open until filled. All applications received on or before March 31, 2021 will be given full consideration. Time Commitment: Full-time Reference Number: 21-006…
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Restrictions and vaccinations will see us through COVID-19 safely

The Institute for Health Economics (IHE) CEO co-authored an opinion editorial appearing in the Edmonton Journal with Timothy Caulfield, Dr. James Talbot and Dr. Noel Gibney. In it Dr. McCabe and fellow authors provide a critique of a previous editorial, appearing on February 8th, by Dr. Ari R. Joffe and Mr. David Redman. The concluding message of the editorial is: “Going forward, we believe that timely effective public health measures combined with a comprehensive vaccination program is the way we can return to a more normal life in which all Albertans can, without fear, enjoy the company of friends, neighbours and loved ones again.” The full article is available at the following link:  https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-restrictions-and-vaccinations-will-see-us-through-covid-19-safely…
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Opportunities exist to improve competitiveness of Stem Cell sector in Canada

New report highlights importance of Stem Cell sector in Canada and opportunities for future competitiveness and contributions to economic recovery The Institute for Health Economics (IHE) has published a report which provides an overview of the current state and future prospects for stem cell/regenerative medicine in Canada. Specifically, it assesses the strengths, potential areas for improvement, and opportunities for growth to ensure the future competitiveness of the stem cell research and regenerative medicine sector in Canada.  As noted in the report, “If Canada were to capture only 5% of the projected US$77 billion market, this could represent over CAN$5 billion in potential growth, which in turn translates to more than an additional 6,000 jobs.” The report was supported through funding…
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Job and Training Opportunities for Health Economist(s) at IHE

There are a number of opportunities to work and/or train with the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) to design and conduct model-based economic evaluations of emerging health care technologies. (see below). Health Economist / Mathematical modeler 12 Month Training Position(s): The IHE is recruiting up to two (2) candidates for a twelve (12) training position, with strong potential for employment after the training period. The candidates will be trained to design and conduct model-based economic evaluations of emerging, generally pre-market health care technologies (e.g., medical devices, digital tools). Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Date of Posting: January, 2021 Deadline for Application: March 15th, 2021 See full description and application process at the following link: https://www.ihe.ca/about/careers-awards/training-positions-health-economics-modeler…
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