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Darcy Marciniuk MD, FRCPC, FCCP, FCAHS Associate Vice-President Research


Dr. Marciniuk is a Professor of Medicine in Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and recognized internationally as an expert and leader in clinical exercise physiology, COPD, and pulmonary rehabilitation.  He has given 525 invited presentations, and published 197 peer-reviewed publications, chapters and reviews. 

Dr. Marciniuk is a past-President of CHEST, served as a founding Steering Committee member of Canada’s National Lung Health Framework, Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Respirology Examination Board, and past-President of the Canadian Thoracic Society.  Dr. Marciniuk co-Chaired the 2016 CHEST World Congress in Shanghai, China, and also co-Chaired the China-CHEST Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Steering Committee leading to the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission officially endorsing PCCM in 2016 as a pilot medical subspecialty in China. 

Dr. Marciniuk is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and has been bestowed with the Distinguished Scientist Honor Lecture (2011) and the Thomas L. Petty Master FCCP Memorial Honor Lecture (2015) by the American College of Chest Physicians, the Founder’s Award (2013) by the Canadian Lung Association, and the Christie Memorial Lecture and Award (2016) by the Canadian Thoracic Society.

Dr. Marciniuk’s Associate Vice-President Research portfolio includes:

  • Leadership for strategic initiatives to foster and enhance research success at the U of S, including its academic units, research centers and institutes;
  • Advancing international research activity and impact, and providing oversight of the International Research and Partnerships Office;
  • Defining and communicating priorities and outcomes for the health research portfolio, and building and promoting the health discovery agenda of the University through a variety of strategies and contacts;
Acting as the institution’s CIHR Tri-Council Leader, working closely with the institution’s other Tri-Agency Leaders and Associate Research Deans to build the innovation agenda within and across their units at an institutional level.