Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre, will become the Deputy Director of the LDI, effective March 1, 2012. The appointment recognizes both the major role of the Segal Cancer Centre in the LDI, as well as the remarkable success that Dr. Batist has had in building the Centre into one of the major cancer research institutes in the country. As Deputy Director, Dr. Batist will participate in making all major decisions at the LDI.

Dr. McInnes said, “Gerry is an exceptional leader and it has been a real pleasure to work with him over the past two years. Given that the cancer research program of the Segal is one of the largest components of the LDI, it seemed only natural that Gerry should have a more formal role in our leadership structure. I very much look forward to Gerry’s contributions to guiding the LDI into the future.”



March 5, 2012