The Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship

The Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship honours and commemorates the late Dr. Cy Frank, an internationally acclaimed visionary who championed the application of research to create solutions for patients. The lectureship showcases individuals who reflect his passion and commitment to health innovation.

The Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship is supported by the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, the Cumming School of Medicine and Alberta Innovates. 

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Dr. Walter Herzog

Dr. Walter Herzog

Dr. Walter Herzog did his undergraduate training in Physical Education at the Federal Technical Institute in Zurich, Switzerland (1978), his doctoral research at the University of Iowa, USA, in Engineering (1985) and postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary, Canada, in Neuroscience and Biomechanics (1987). He is a professor in Kinesiology, Engineering, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary, the Director of the Human Performance Lab, Canada Research Chair in Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics (2001-2022) and the Nigg Chair for Mobility and Longevity (2021-2026). His research interests are focussed on the molecular mechanisms of muscle contraction, and musculoskeletal injuries and diseases with emphasis on knee joint osteoarthritis. Together with Dr. Cy Frank, he led the Alberta Osteoarthritis Team (2008-2014), he was president of the American, Canadian and International Societies for Biomechanics, was the Killam Prize Winner (2018) for Engineering and was the recipient of the 2021 Researcher of the Year Award from the Alberta Science and Technology Organization.

Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship Endowment

The University of Calgary and the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health thanks the friends, family, and colleagues of Dr. Cy Frank who have contributed to the Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship endowment.

We continue to accept donations to ensure this lectureship can have national impact for years to come. 

Past Cy Frank Legacy Lectures

Access recordings and summaries of the past Cy Frank Legacy Lectureships.

Dr. Ewa Roos

2022: Dr. Ewa Roos

Dr. Ewa Roos presents: "Osteoarthritis: Putting science into action – why not now?"

William Ghali

2021: Dr. William Ghali

Dr. William Ghali presents: ""The Impact of Science and the Science of Impact," for an online lecture. 

Gillian Hawker

2020: Dr. Gillian Hawker

Dr. Gillian Hawker presents: “Osteoarthritis: A Not-So-Silent Killer” for an online lecture.

Stefan Lohmander

2019: Dr. Stefan Lohmander

Dr. Stefan Lohmander presents: "Changing the narrative: Progress and challenges of improving osteoarthritis (OA) care"

Dames Sally Davies

2018: Dame Sally Davies

Dame Sally Davies presents: "Compression of Morbidity: The Role of Big Data. Are there lessons for Canada?"

Tom Noseworthy

2017: Dr. Tom Noseworthy

Dr. Tom Noseworthy presents:  "Innovation in healthcare: Lines of sight to policy and practice"

Alan Bernstein

2016: Alan Bernstein

Dr. Alan Bernstein presents: "The Promise of Health Sciences in the 21st Century – a Revisit"

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