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TFRI names Dr. Natalie Szudy to role of managing director of Digital Health and Discovery Platform

Vancouver BC -- The Terry Fox Research Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Natalie Szudy has taken up the post of managing director of the DHDP with the relaunch of the Digital Health and Discovery Platform, after serving in the role of interim executive director since mid 2022.

“During the past 18 months, Dr. Szudy has been instrumental in developing new partnerships, a revised business plan and maintaining communications with both government and our multiple partners,” says Dr. Woodgett, TFRI president and scientific director. “She’s a natural fit for this new position as we prepare to relaunch this important project, which aims to provide a reliable and collaborative platform to enable safe and secure digital health data access for the benefit of all Canadians.”

“I am grateful and honoured to assume the role of managing director for the DHDP. I am committed to fostering a collaborative ecosystem that will propel the advancement of precision medicine and personalized care for Canadians across the country,” says Dr. Szudy, who assumed the role on Jan. 15.  “It is our hope that we will soon –- together with partners and members -- continue forward on a path that promotes innovation through the development of a cutting-edge technological platform and policy framework that will accelerate innovation and the development of cutting-edge solutions.” 

In addition to working closely with TFRI team members and DHDP governance committees to execute the future plan, Dr. Szudy will have oversight of the project’s operations and deliverables, working in collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders to achieve shared goals and support health care innovation. She’ll also spearhead the creation of new partnership and stakeholder connections to support DHDP implementation. She will continue to work with Dr. Woodgett, TFRI’s president in this capacity, and the DHDP’s governance body.

View Dr. Szudy’s bio here.