Published: February 12, 2013

IWH scientist named reviewer of the year

Institute for Work & Health (IWH) Scientist Dr. Dorcas Beaton was named a “Reviewer of the Year” by the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology based on her constructive and timely reviews of articles submitted for publication.  We are so fortunate to have reviewers like Dr. Beaton to set a great example, says Dr. Jessie McGowan, associate editor of the journal. For more information about this award, see:

John O’Grady retires from IWH Board

After 18 years of service, John O’Grady, a partner and consulting economist at Prism Economics and Analysis, retired last September from IWH’s Board of Directors. For three of his 18 years, O’Grady was the Board chair. John’s commitment to the governance of the Institute over nearly two decades has been truly remarkable, says Cameron Mustard, president of the Institute for Work & Health, We are proud of our long association and grateful for his contributions.

IWH welcomes new Board member

Lewis Gottheil is the newest member of the IWH Board of Directors. Gottheil, who joined the Board in December, is the founding member and director of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW)-Canada Legal Department. He advises the union on legal issues, and acts as its litigation counsel before employment-related tribunals and all levels of provincial and federal courts.

Scientific Advisory Committee undergoes changes

IWH’s Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has seen some noteworthy changes since autumn 2012. Dr. Emily A. Spieler is the new chair and, as a result, has replaced Dr. Barbara Silverstein as the SAC representative on IWH’s Board of Directors. Spieler is the former dean and Edwin Hadley Professor of Law at the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston.

Additional changes to the SAC include the departure of Dr. Jody Heymann, founding director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy, and the addition of Dr. Greg Wagner, a visiting professor from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.