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Dr. Cy Frank is currently a Professor in the Division of Orthopaedics/Department of Surgery, University of Calgary/Calgary Health Region; an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Scientist; the McCaig Professor of Joint Injury and Arthritis Research; and Executive Director of the provincial Alberta Bone & Joint Health Institute. He practices knee surgery and enjoys research and teaching at the U of C. Recent honors include being chosen as alumnus of the year at the U of C in 2002, International Bone and Joint Decade “Builder” in 2005, top 40 alumni at U of C in 2006, and being awarded a University Research Professorship in 2007.
         Between 1984 and 1992, with colleagues in Calgary, Dr. Frank helped develop both the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre and the McCaig Centre for Joint Injury and Arthritis Research. He was the Chief of Division of Orthopaedics for the University of Calgary/Calgary Health Region from 1992-2008. From 2000 to 2006, he was Scientific Director of the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and served as Deputy Editor of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research for that same period. To date, he has supervised 29 graduating Masters and PhD students and been on the supervisory committees of 30 others. He has also supervised or co-supervised research training of many Canadian and international orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Frank was a one of the founding Co-Owners of TENET Medical Engineering, a Calgary based company which manufactures medical equipment. He currently has 231 peer-reviewed publications and 39 book chapters and he has co-authored 387 abstracts locally, nationally and internationally. With his research collaborators, he currently holds $1.3M/year of peer reviewed grants from CIHR and AHFMR, including a five-year provincial team award for 34 research investigators studying Osteoarthritis from the bench to the bedside.
         While at CIHR, Dr. Frank was a member of Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s “Key Results” Working Group from 2004-2006, where they developed performance measures including Knowledge Translation metrics. He was also a member of CIHR’s Standing Committee on Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Analysis from 2002 to 2006 and the CIHR executive committee (2004-2006). He served as an external reviewer of the RAND reports on “The Returns of Arthritis Research” for the UK Arthritis Research Campaign in 2004 and “Mapping the Impact – Exploring the payback of Arthritis Research), in 2009. In addition, he was one of the architects of the model and pilot project on “Wait times – Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI) Hip and Knee Pilot Project” that was presented to the House of Commons in 2006. He is currently the executive director of ABJHI, that continues to support Bone and Joint Canada by advancing bone and joint care pathway redesign, measurement and change management in Alberta and nationally.
         Dr Frank is one of 300 current members elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), based on achievement in the academic health sciences in Canada. From September 2007 to January 2009, he was the National Chair of a Blue Ribbon International Panel for CAHS - “Defining the Best Framework and Metrics to Capture Returns on Investment in Health Research”. The final report was published in January 2009 and is now being disseminated internationally.


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