Health Research BC welcomes assistant vice-president, research programs

17 October 2022

Michael Smith Health Research BC welcomes Dr. Ellie Griffith as our assistant vice-president, research programs, effective immediately. Working alongside the vice-president, research, Ellie will provide ongoing strategic leadership for the research programs portfolio, including assessing the research programs and directing an approach to integrate, improve and enhance our program offerings to ensure they reflect and deliver on Health Research BC’s three-year strategy.

“I am thrilled to welcome Ellie in this important role. She joins at a pivotal time in our organization as we advance support to the people who do and use health research and strengthen the system in which they work,” says Dr. Danielle Lavallee, vice-president, research at Health Research BC. “Ellie brings deep experience in program and operational management of research portfolios and an extensive network of relationships within the life sciences community, which will benefit the organization to deliver on its strategic direction.”

Ellie joins us from Genome BC where she led the Research and Innovation team in the operations management of its programs, project portfolio and sector development activities. She has over 15 years’ experience and a PhD in cancer genetics from the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow.

“I am honoured to join Michael Smith Health Research BC’s team of passionate and creative professionals,” says Ellie. “I look forward to bringing my expertise and experience to support BC’s exceptional health research talent, build stronger relationships with our stakeholders and increase meaningful collaborations, and advance the province’s thriving life sciences sector to ultimately improve the health of the people and communities in British Columbia.”