New chief of research and innovation at IWK Health
July 20, 2022
HALIFAX – IWK Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Frank MacMaster (pictured) will be joining the hospital as the new vice president, research & innovation. He will also be appointed as a professor of psychiatry in the faculty of medicine at Dalhousie University. We look forward to welcoming MacMaster on September 5, 2022.
MacMaster holds a PhD in neurobiology and anatomy and was a postdoctoral fellow in brain imaging in child psychiatry at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He is currently a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Calgary and is the scientific director for the Provincial Addictions and Mental Health Portfolio (PAMH) for Alberta Health Services (AHS). AHS provides tertiary and primary care for over four million people in Alberta and beyond.
At PAMH MacMaster led a provincial research and knowledge translation team, supporting over 570 active researchers in addiction in mental health across the province. He is also a successful academic researcher at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary in the departments of psychiatry and pediatrics.
Originally from Nova Scotia, MacMaster studied at Saint Mary’s and Dalhousie universities and did his training at the IWK in mental health, so this is a very much a ‘homecoming’ for him and his family.
About IWK Health
IWK Health is the Maritime region’s leading healthcare and research centre dedicated to the well-being of women, children, youth and families, in all their diversity. In addition to providing highly specialized and complex care, the IWK provides certain primary care services and is a strong advocate for the health of families. The IWK is a global leader in research and knowledge sharing, and a partner in educating the next generation of health professionals. Visit www.iwk.nshealth.ca for more information.