Renaldo Battista, Honorary Professor of Medicine at the Université de Montréal, is named a member of the Order of Canada for his role in revitalizing public health at the national and provincial levels. The announcement was made on June 27 by Governor General Julie Payette. Dr. Battista will be invited to receive his badge at a ceremony to be held later.
As the country's pre-eminent civil honor, the Order of Canada honors people whose services are transforming our society, whose innovations inspire our imagination, and whose compassion unites our communities.
Renaldo Battista is General Manager of Oncopole, a research, development and commercialization center dedicated to accelerating the fight against cancer in Quebec. He was Scientific Director of the Quebec Health Research Fund for five years and Professor in the Department of Health Administration at the Université de Montréal, where he was director from 2004 to 2008.
It should be noted that Renaldo Battista's most important scientific contributions are grouped around three themes: the integration of preventive services with clinical practice, the development and implementation of guidelines in clinical practice and the evaluation of the technologies of the field. health. They demonstrate a continuing interest in transferring knowledge and creating links between the production of scientific information and its use by health professionals, managers and policy makers.
Holder of the Canada Research Chair in the Evaluation of Technologies of Health Intervention Modes from 2005 to 2012, Dr. Battista was also scientific advisor of the Technology Assessment and Intervention Unit of the Sainte-CHU -Justine (2008-2012) and member of its Research Center. He has been a member of the Canadian Alliance of Provincial Research Organizations and served as Co-Chair from 2014 to 2016.
In 2015, Dr. Battista received the Dr. Jill M. Sanders Award of Excellence in Health Technology Assessment. He was elected a member of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2006.