AIHS funded researchers inducted into the Royal Society of Canada
Dr. James (Jay) Cross and Dr. Shannon Scott join the ranks of other distinguished Royal Society members and fellows
Nov. 30, 2015
Congratulations to Dr. James (Jay) Cross and Dr. Shannon Scott on their recent induction into the Royal Society of Canada, The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada.
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) is proud to have supported these researchers and their teams through our various funding programs for many years.
Dr. James (Jay) Cross is a pioneer in developmental and reproductive biology for advancing our understanding of the development and functions of the placenta in humans and animals at a molecular level, and their importance for health of the baby and mother during pregnancy. Professor Cross has developed bold approaches that have answered major questions. His insights and innovative tools have dramatically shifted the field, paving the way for other researchers.
Dr. Shannon Scott is a leader in ensuring that research informs children’s healthcare. Outstanding contributions include leading the largest needs assessment of Canadian emergency departments, developing the first Canadian pediatric nursing textbook, and engaging healthcare consumers to co-design arts-informed knowledge tools. Leading a large knowledge translation program, Dr. Scott is an in-demand researcher who serves on several national peer-review committees and holds the Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation in Children’s Health.