President of the Providence Health Care Research Institute and Vice President of Research & Academic Affairs, Providence Health Care
Dr. Robert Sindelar was appointed Vice President of Research & Academic Affairs at Providence Health Care and President of the Providence Health Care Research Institute in 2013. In these roles, Dr. Sindelar oversees the research enterprise at Providence as well as strategic and operational collaborations with the universities.
“PHC is an exciting organization to join as we practice exceptional care, driven by evidence and true innovation and delivered by caring and committed professionals, staff, and volunteers.”
Dr. Sindelar completed a Master of Science degree in 1975 and a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products in 1980 at the University of Iowa. Dr. Sindelar was previously Chair and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Mississippi (1993-2000), as well as the Interim Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Interim Executive Director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Mississippi (2000-2001). Dr. Sindelar is a Professor & and former Dean (2002-2012) of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Providence Health Care / Providence Health Care Research Institute:
Providence Health Care is a non-profit organization, providing services in partnership with the Vancouver Coastal Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority. While it started with very humble roots, the Providence of today has grown; now there are almost 9,000 people working at 16 sites. It has 6,000 staff, 1,000 medical staff/physicians, 200 researchers and 1,600 volunteers.
The PHC research community finds solutions to questions that arise from PHC care settings using high quality research. It acknowledges the rapidly changing health care environment and embraces the challenges it provides. It prioritizes prevention, treatment and outcomes research questions that are relevant to PHC’s populations of emphasis.