• David Hartell

Congratulations to Linda Wright on her recent retirement from her position as UHN Director of Bioeth

Dear CNTRP Colleagues,

On behalf of the CNTRP, we would like to wish Linda Wright our very best as she retires from her position as UHN Director of Bioethics on December 31, 2015. While her retirement is hard-earned and well-deserved, we at the CNTRP are incredibly grateful that Linda will continue to be an active member of the organ donation and transplantation research community and will continue to provide leadership within the CNTRP, as Project 2 Co-Lead. Linda’s work on our patient engagement strategy, our Fast Facts and research to improve donation are important components of the CNTRP.

The announcement for Linda’s retirement from UHN noted “Linda will be missed, as we have relied heavily on her incisive and rigorous reasoning, bringing into clear focus the ever-growing ethical concerns and solutions in a fast-paced, complex academic healthcare environment. As a strong academic and internationally acknowledged authority, Linda has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, presentations, posters, and editorials. As an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Linda has mentored and supervised many graduate students in bioethics. She has been a sought-after media spokesperson on a wide variety of high-voltage topics, based on her own ground-breaking work, such as: anonymous donation, public and internet-based solicitation of donors and the ethical evaluation of living organ donors. Nationally and internationally, Linda has worked with the Canadian Blood Services, the Canadian Society of Transplantation, Health Canada, the European working group establishing recommendations on donation after cardiac death, the World Transplant Congress and other working groups establishing practice guidelines. Linda’s policy and practice expertise, common sense, insights and collaborative team work will be missed.”

The UHN, as well as the CNTRP, thank Linda for her sterling accomplishments and dedication. So while we wish Linda a healthy and happy retirement, we are very pleased that she will continue to be a valued and productive member of our national team.

Linda's email address will change to: linda.wright@utoronto.ca



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