Constitution

A. Management and Reporting: 

The Centre is managed by a Management Committee consisting of the Chair and Scientific Co-ordinator (Dr. Grant M. Hatch) of the Lipid, Lipoprotein and Atherosclerosis Research Group, the Director of the Lipid Clinic (Dr. David Mymin) and the Associate Dean of Medicine (Development) (Dr. Patrick C. Choy). The Chair of the Management Committee will be elected from full members of the Centre. In view of the fact that associate members of the Centre are not affiliated with a single department in the Faculty of Medicine, the Director of the Centre will report directly to the Dean of Medicine, who will report to the President through the office of the Associate Vice-President (research). 

B. Scientific: 

A scientific advisory committee provides scientific advice to the operation of the Centre. Membership of the committee includes the Chair of the Lipid Research Group, the Director of the Lipid Clinic, the Associate Dean of Medicine (Development), the Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba and two other prominent biomedical scientists in Manitoba. 

C. Membership: 

Membership of the Centre is composed of two categories: full members and associate members. A full member is an independent scientist holding an academic appointment at the University of Manitoba who has a long term interest and an outstanding record in lipid and atherosclerosis research. He/she has agreed to commit a substantial amount of time to the activities of the Centre. An associate member also has a long term interest and an outstanding record in lipid and atherosclerosis research, but his/her time commitment and contribution to the activities of the Centre may be limited. 

The privileges of membership include the use of facilities and resources at the Centre, the opportunity to submit group grant applications, CIHR grant applications through the CIHR Regional Partnership Program and co-authoring manuscripts arising from the joint research projects. The responsibilities of membership, in addition to time commitment, includes the enthusiastic participation in the academic activities of the Centre, including research rounds, seminars, journal clubs, student supervision and training, etc.