The Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair

North York General has established the Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair in Family and Community Medicine, the first chair of its kind in Canada and one that will play an important role in community hospital-based research. The position is also a major step forward in our expanding academic mission, a priority for the Hospital's Strategic Plan for 2012-2015.

The Hospital is now recruiting an outstanding senior academic in the field of Family and Community Medicine, one of North York General Hospital's areas of strength. The Chair will assume directorship of the Practice-Based Research Network in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.

The Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair in Family and Community Medicine is named after one of North York General's greatest leaders and champions. Mr. Cheesbrough had just completed a five-year term as Chair of the Hospital's Board of Governors when he passed away after a sudden onset of aggressive lymphoma in June 2010. To honour his legacy, Mr. Cheesbrough's friends and family came together to help establish a research fund to support the Gordon F. Cheesbrough Chair in Family and Community Medicine.

Mr. Cheesbrough was first appointed to North York General Hospital's Board of Governors in June 2000. He was elected Treasurer in June 2001 and served in that capacity until his appointment as Chair in 2005. In early 2010, he joined the Board of Governors for the Foundation. In these roles he provided incredible vision and leadership to our hospital, in service to our community, and led North York General Hospital to many great successes.

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