Published: February 18, 2010

IWH announces board appointments

John O’Grady, a partner at Prism Economics and Analysis and a consulting economist specializing in labour market and industry analysis, is now the chair of the Institute for Work & Health (IWH)’s Board of Directors. O’Grady has been a board member for many years. He replaces Roland Hosein, vice-president of environment, health and safety at GE Canada, who remains a board member.

As well, the IWH welcomes Lisa McCaskell to the board. She is the senior health and safety officer at the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. She is also a member of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s Research Advisory Council.

IWH names new associate scientist

Carlo Ammendolia has been appointed an associate scientist at IWH. Formerly at the Centre of Research Expertise in Improved Disability Outcomes, Ammendolia is a clinical epidemiologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is also a staff clinician in the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. His research interests include identifying gaps between evidence and clinical practice, implementing strategies to improve clinical outcomes and preventing occupational injuries.

Measurement workshop coming in March

IWH has confirmed the dates of its next workshop on applying measurement principles in research: March 4-5, 2010 in Toronto. The workshop will provide participants with tools and knowledge to identify measures that can provide the best estimate of a given concept in their clinical work or research. Being held in partnership with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and the Health Policy Management and Evaluation Program at the University of Toronto, the workshop is designed for researchers, research assistants/coordinators, trainees and clinicians who use multi-item measures as part of their research. For information, e-mail or visit: