CFN Board Chair Russell Williams honoured
Canadian Frailty Network Chair Russell Williams has been honoured with a Studentship in Medical Ethics established in his name. Ethics and integrity in the pharmaceutical and medical fields have always been a passion of Russell’s, and on November 21, 2016, Innovative Medicines Canada and Queen’s University announced the creation of the Russell Williams Studentship in Medical Ethics to allow medical students at Queen’s to pursue individual studies in the ethical and moral aspects of the medical care, better preparing them to engage and lead these discussions in the increasingly complex world they will engage through their careers. For more information on the Studentship, please click here
L to R: Seth Chitayat, Queen’s University; Gail Williams; Russell Williams, Canadian Diabetes Association; Mike Tremblay, Astellas Pharma Canada; Elaine Campbell, Innovative Medicines Canada
Russell is a well-known champion and advocate for many causes. In addition to his CFN leadership and his work with Diabetes Canada, Russell is the National Chair of the Champions Council for the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and a Member of the Board of Life Sciences Ontario (LSO).
In January 2014, he received the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) Award of Excellence in Advocacy for his tireless advocacy for hospice palliative care. He is also well known for his championship of Canadian health research, and this commitment was honoured in November of 2014 when he was received the inaugural Research Canada Leadership Award.