Enhance the well being and care of the inhabitants within the areas of most cancers, radiobiology and intensive care – Information

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Research is growing at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMSS) and this stems, among other things, from the excellent funding results obtained from funding agencies by our researchers, but also thanks to the funded research chairs.

By entrusting a research chair, the Faculty and the University demonstrate their trust in the holder. The three holders of these renewed chairs have distinguished themselves for the quality of their research over many years in their respective fields.

Better detect cancer and other diseases with new medical imaging trackers

Professor Brigitte Guérin
The teacher Brigitte Guerin
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It was in 1998 that the Jeanne and Jean-Louis Lévesque Chair in Radiobiology was launched at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke. Since 2016, the chair has allowed the holder, Prof. Brigitte Guérin, to stand out on the international stage and become a leader in her favorite areas: chemistry and image.

With her cutting-edge research, Prof. Guérin wants to allow doctors to better diagnose a wide variety of cancers: breast, prostate, colorectal, brain, etc., using new radiotracers, radioactive compounds, which would allow them to avoid biopsies that are much more invasive. Her research also involves the development of radiotracers for cardiac imaging, as well as the detection of pain, inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Once again, I would like to thank the University, the Faculty and the Lévesque family for their interest and, above all, for investing in my work year after year. This attests to the trust they place in my research and touches me particularly and pushes me to surpass myself. This renovation will allow me to explore new horizons, that is, a radiotherapeutic component of my projects.

Prof. Brigitte Guérin, holder of the Jeanne and Jean-Louis Lévesque Chair in Radiobiology

The professorship played a key role in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, notably in creating an international center of excellence in radiobiology, the renowned Sherbrooke Molecular Imaging Center (CIMS). .

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Pillar of Excellence: Image
Professor-Researcher, FMSS, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology
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Member of the Sherbrooke Institute of Pharmacology
Executive member of the Cancer Research Institute at the University of Sherbrooke
Director of the Center for Excellence in Medical Imaging (CIMUS) at the University of Sherbrooke

Researcher at CRCHUS
Director of the medical imaging research axis
Scientific Manager of Radiochemistry (CIMS)

Research project open to the recruitment of graduate students in the laboratory of Pré Brigitte Guérin

Intensive care research to improve the quality of care for critically ill patients

Professor Francois Lamontagne
The teacher Francois Lamontagne
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Thanks to research, the effectiveness of critical care has greatly improved in recent decades. For example, mortality associated with severe trauma and infections has been halved thanks to new treatments, but also reduced use of harmful treatments for people hospitalized in intensive care.

The costs associated with acute care are exorbitant. They considerably limit the viability of the health system. Therefore, it is important to validate the effectiveness and safety of commonly used care, first for the benefit of the patient and second to ensure judicious use of limited resources.

The aim of the research chair focused on acute hospital care is to improve the efficiency of intensive care and reduce complications related to the treatments administered to the most vulnerable patients, often in critical condition. It is funded by a long-standing partnership between the University of Sherbrooke and the CIUSSS de l’Estrie CHUS and their respective foundations. The Chair was created thanks to a partnership between the Fondation de l’Université de Sherbrooke, the Fondation du CHUS, the CHUS Research Center and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke.

I would like to thank again those institutions that support my research work and support my national and international implications. It is a great recognition for the work I do without forgetting the contribution of my precious research team, as well as the students I had the opportunity to meet.

Prof. François Lamontagne, holder of the Research Chair focused on acute hospital care

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Main topic: Population health and aging: prevention, organization and practices
Research Professor, FMSS, Department of Medicine
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Doctor, Intensive Care, CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS
Researcher at CRCHUS

Research project open to the recruitment of graduate students in co-direction with Prof. Lamontagne

Improving the efficiency of care for people with cancer, together it is possible

Professor Dominique Tremblay
The teacher Dominique Tremblay
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Cancer treatment mobilizes nursing care from the suspicion of the disease, during treatment and until the period of survival or end of life. Nursing care occupies a unique place with people with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones, both in specialized care teams and in front-line teams.

The research chair on improving the effectiveness of care for people with cancer aims to optimize care to better help and support people with cancer and their loved ones living with and after cancer.

For this chair whose funding has been renewed, on behalf of people with cancer, I thank all the financial partners for granting me this privilege that allows me to train and financially support students in this area, three study cycles and contribute to better care.

Father Dominique Tremblay

This chair is the result of a partnership between the Charles-Le Moyne Hospital Foundation, the Université de Sherbrooke Foundation, the Charles-Le Moyne Hospital Research Center and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Health at the University of Sherbrooke.

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Main topic: Cancer
Research Professor, FMSS, School of Nursing, Campus de Longueuil
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Member of the Cancer Research Institute at the University of Sherbrooke

CRCLM Researcher

Research projects open to the recruitment of graduate students with Prof. Dominique Tremblay

About FMSS research funding

There are several ways to fund research projects at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. In the case of these research chairs, they were initially financed by private donations that are managed through the Fondation de l’Université de Sherbrooke, in endowment funds.

These so-called “funded” research chairs allow holders to receive a guaranteed annual income. This method of philanthropic funding ensures the sustainability of research in cutting-edge fields and contributes to the scientific influence of the Université de Sherbrooke as well as its Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

To concretely participate in FMSS research projects, you can contact our philanthropy managers.

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