About Friends of CIHR

Friends of CIHR promotes health research and health research funding and communicates the benefits to society through various programs and activities


  • To support the goals and values of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).Dr. Aubie Angel, President, Friends of CIHR
  • To communicate the significance of health research to the broadest possible public audience and to engage this audience in informed discourse.
  • To facilitate a sharing of health care and health research knowledge through public forums.
  • To attract and support health research trainees in their career development.
  • To establish community-based partnerships to assist in the achievement of goals.

Dr. Aubie Angel
President Emeritus & Senior Advisor, Friends of CIHR
Professor Emeritus
Senior Fellow, Massey College