Abonyi excited about coming year for SPHERU
July 11, 2014
Dr. Sylvia Abonyi has been appointed as Acting Director of SPHERU, effective July 1, 2014.
She takes over from Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine, who will continue to be a part of SPHERU as head of the Healthy Children team. Dr. Tom McIntosh of the University of Regina will stay on as SPHERU’s Associate Director.
“Sylvia has been with the unit since its early days and has continually been a very active researcher, scholar and mentor to students and research staff,” Dr. Muhajarine said.
Abonyi is an anthropologist and long-time member of SPHERU. Her primary research area is Aboriginal health and exploring the links between culture and health. She has worked on a number of research projects in northern and remote Saskatchewan and across the Prairies. As well, she is an associate professor with the University of Saskatchewan’s Community Health and Epidemiology Department and holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health.
“I am excited to take on this role for the next year and look forward to our SPHERU work,” she said.