The CRCHUM is continuing its mission of achieving excellence and is proud to be able to count on strong, innovative teams that contribute to its international reputation.
In this regard, our researchers have been in the spotlight this past year, receiving several awards of excellence for their exceptional performance recognized by the highest authorities.
CHUM researchers have also shown themselves to be exceptional through their competitiveness in major research programs. The many grants awarded to them over the past year are proof of the quality of our project applications, including those of the grant recipients. In addition, several of our researchers have the distinction of holding research chairs..
The scientific director of the Montreal Cancer Institute and a regular researcher at the CHUM Research Centre, Anne-Marie Mes-Masson
is one of the new fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. A pioneer in the field of using human biological material to study ovarian cancer, Mes-Masson has contributed to developing biobank standards, including the ethical aspects. Read more
CHUM Research Centre researchers Marie-Josée Hébert
and Mélanie Dieudé
were chosen “Personalities of the Year in the Science Sector” by the newspaper La Presse
The daily devoted an article to them on December 31, 2017, after having previously named them “La Presse’s Personalities of the Week” on April 16, 2017.
They earned this honour for a discovery they made that could potentially revolutionize organ transplants, and for which they were awarded the CRCHUM’s Research Award of Excellence in the “2016 scientific contribution of the year” category. Read more
The magazine Québec Science
has kept up a tradition for twenty-five years: every fall, a jury of researchers and journalists chooses the 10 most impressive discoveries of the previous year and the public is then invited to vote for their choice. This year, the anti-cancer probe
was chosen by readers, garnering nearly a third of the 4,400 votes recorded as part of the 2017 Discoveries of the Year
competition. Read more
The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has announced the recipients of the 2017 Awards of Excellence. These awards recognize the exceptional performance of CHUM researchers in health research. “I am proud to present these awards to our winners of 2017, leaders in the fields at the international level. The results of their work are proof that research is essential in generating knowledge and practical benefits for patients and the public,” stated Vincent Poitout
, Director of Research at the CHUM and Scientific Director of the CRCHUM. Discover the winners
a researcher, the head of the cancer research theme of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the scientific director of the Institut du cancer de Montréal
, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Michel Sarrazin Award. Every year since 1977, the Club de Recherches cliniques du Québec
(CRCQ) presents this award to an experienced Quebec scientist, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the advancement of biomedical research. Read more
The endocrinologist and researcher Jean-Louis Chiasson
was chosen to receive the 2017 Diabetes Canada Lifetime Achievement Award from the organization Diabetes Canada
. This award is given to a Canadian doctor or researcher who has been a leader in diabetes research. Read more
The management team of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) is proud to present the Bâtisseur
award to doctor and researcher emeritus Dr. Pavel Hamet
, who founded and directed the Research Centre from 1996 to 2006. This prestigious award was given to him during an official ceremony on November 8, 2017. “Dr. Pavel Hamet laid the foundation for our Research Centre. Without his determination and courage, the CRCHUM today would not be a world-class centre in the field of health. He has also made his mark through research into diabetes, high blood pressure and precision medicine. For all his outstanding contributions, I am honoured to present him with the Bâtisseur
award,” stated Vincent Poitout,
Director of the CRHCUM and Director of Research at the CHUM. Read more
In the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Competitions of fall 2017 and spring 2018, CRCHUM researchers performed very well, obtaining a total of $13.3M in grants. Among them are three researchers who were ranked first by their evaluation committee, proof of the outstanding quality of their projects.
Here is the list of recipients:
The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $7.5M in the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) network. This grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research will fund research on preventing opioid overdoses and treating opioid addiction.
A quarter of this grant will be allocated to the Quebec/Maritime node, headed by Dr. Julie Bruneau
, a doctor and CRCHUM researcher. Read more
The Merck EMD Serono Group has awarded a $530,000 grant to Catherine Larochelle
and Nathalie Arbour
, of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the Université de Montréal, to carry out a research project on multiple sclerosis. The announcement was made on October 26th
in Paris during the international ECTRIMS (European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis) congress. This year, the Grant for Multiple Sclerosis Innovation (GMSI) program is funding three projects for a total value of $1.5M. Read more
Surgeon, oncologist and CRCHUM researcher Saima Hassan
has received a 2-year, $200,000 grant from Pfizer Canada to carry out a research project that seeks to understand DNA damage in triple-negative breast cancer. This grant is part of the ASPIRE 2017 breast cancer research grant program for Canada. The project title is: Use of PARP inhibitor combinations and DNA damage response in triple-negative breast cancer
, a professor at the Université de Montréal’s School of Public Health and a researcher at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), has received the Canada Research Chair on Health System Design and Adaptation. Read more
Dr. Simon Turcotte
was appointed Roger-Des-Groseillers Chair in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgical Oncology at the Université de Montréal. He succeeds Dr. Réal Lapointe
, Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at the CHUM, who successfully fulfilled this role for the last ten years. Turcotte’s main project as Chair is to discover what prevents the immune system from recognizing hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers in order to develop new immunotherapies for patients with these cancers. Thanks to a bank of biological samples developed since 2010, the Chair also supports the projects of many researchers at the CHUM and elsewhere in Quebec and Canada. Read more
a researcher at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, a full professor at the Université de Montréal and Director of Research of the Université de Montréal’s Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, has become the new Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control. Read more
The École de technologie supérieure
(ÉTS) recognized the renewal of the Canada Research Chair in 3D Imaging and Biomedical Engineering held by Jacques de Guise
, a researcher and the Head of the Imaging and Engineering Research Theme, during a ceremony on January 16th
Incredibly, this is the second time the Chair has been renewed for this researcher, who developed the low-dose EOS X-ray imaging system as well as the KneeKG 3D knee analysis tool.
, a researcher at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and an assistant professor at the Université de Montréal’s School of Rehabilitation, has become the Canada Research Chair in Innovation and Technologies for Youth Mental Health Services. Read more