Effective October 29, 2018 Dr. Tammy J Clifford joined CIHR as its Vice-President of Research Programs. In this role, Dr. Clifford is responsible for the design, development, and administration of the agency’s funding programs and science policies. For the last decade, Dr. Clifford served as a member of the Executive Team at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), most recently as Chief Scientist and Vice-President, Evidence Standards. She had been a principal investigator on a number of knowledge translation research projects, a peer reviewer, and a member of CIHR’s Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health Advisory Board. Tammy is recognized for her exceptional leadership abilities, as well as for her passion and commitment to knowledge translation. She received her PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Western Ontario, and her BSc and MSc from McGill.