Dr. Florence Dzierszinski

Dr. Florence Dzierszinski is the President of The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, and Vice-President of Research at The Royal.  In this role, Dr. Dzierszinski champions the next chapter in ground-breaking mental health research and fosters an integrated research and clinical model at The Royal, driven by the needs and experiences of clients and families in our region.

Dr. Dzierszinski has a strong track record of health research - including a CIHR Canada Research Chair at McGill University and awards from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) among others. She is well-known for her organizational leadership supporting research excellence and has been instrumental in increasing research grant and partnership opportunities for researchers.

Dr. Dzierszinski is passionate about building an environment where research can thrive and where science, care and lived experience combine to create better futures for all people impacted by mental illness.

Learn more about Dr. Florence Dzierszinski here.

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