Cindy Trytten MSc

Director, Reseach, Vancouver Island Health Authority

Cindys career in health research is diverse and spans both the public and private sectors over 27 years. Cindy has worked closely with and has an in-depth understanding of the diverse professional positions and roles involved in clinical research.

After obtaining her MSc in molecular endocrinology, Cindy transitioned out of basic research and pursued career in clinical research starting in 1988 as a Clinical Research Associate within the biotechnology industry. Following a move to Vancouver, she joined a provincial health delivery agency, where she played in instrumental role in building a provincial clinical research capacity in solid organ transplantation. In 1995, Cindy became a founding member of a Vancouver-based Clinical Research Organization (Syreon Corporation) with global operations and advanced electronic data capture capability, progressing to the role of Vice President in 1998. Cindys next role found her focusing on directing the day-to-day operation of numerous complex phase II to IV clinical trials, ensuring compliance to Good Clinical Practice and applicable regulations as well as managing the financial and legal aspects of each study as the Chief Administrative Officer at Victoria-based Can-Med Clinical Research Inc.

Cindy is currently focusing this accumulated experience on the multi-faceted challenges of building research capacity and the ability to synthesize and use knowledge to support evidence-based practice at the Vancouver Island Health Authority and on Vancouver Island. As the Research and Capacity Building Director at Island Health she actively supports and contributes to regional, provincial and national initiatives to build research capacity and facilitate the integration of new knowledge and best practice into the health care system. Cindy is active in developing continuing education opportunities in clinical research for the local regional research community and is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professi


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