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HAPI Project – Health of Adult Preterms Investigation

Looking for young adults born preterm (< 29 weeks of gestation) between 1987 and 1994 to take part in this study

The major interest of this clinical study is the global health of adults who were born preterm. Our team is looking for young adults born preterm (< 29 weeks of gestation) between 1987 and 1994 to take part in this study.  

What are the goals of HAPI?

The aim of this project is to reach a better understanding of the influence of prematurity on the development of chronic disease such as diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis. 

Why participate in HAPI?

In addition to a $150 financial compensation, this study will offer you the chance to receive a complete health check-up. If medical problems are noticed during the evaluation, we will provide a follow-up with appropriated resources and ensure that measures can be taken in order to prevent the onset of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. 

Moreover, by giving your consent to participate in this clinical project, you will contribute to medical knowledge and thus to the quality of medical care for children and adults who are born preterm. The results of this study will certainly help to provide important guidelines to health professionals with regards to the follow-up and prevention of chronic diseases in this population.

Who may participate?

  • Adults born preterm < 29 weeks of gestation
  • Adults born between 1987 and 1994

What can you expect?

If you accept to participate, you will be asked to spend a single full day for evaluations at CHU Sainte-Justine. During this day, we will carry out different tests that will help us to determine if you currently have, or are more susceptible to developing, any disease and also whether there is a link with prematurity. None of the tests performed are invasive or harmful to the participant. A lunch will be provided, as well as a financial compensation of $150. This clinical research project has been approved by the ethical committee of CHU Sainte-Justine research center (CRCHU).

Evaluating global health  

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Lung health 
  • Metabolic health 
  • Kidney health 
  • Health of the eyes 
  • Health of the bones 

To participate, or for further information, please contact us

Telephone number : 514 345-4931, # 6146
Pager : 514 415-5974

Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center
3175, chemin de la Côte Sainte-Catherine
Montréal QC  H3T 1C5

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Project team


The team of Drs. Anne Monique Nuyt and Thuy Mai Luu coordinates this study, in collaboration with multiple clinical departments at CHU Sainte-Justine. The project team also includes Anik Cloutier, research assistant, Hélène Gagnon, research nurse and Guylaine Aubé, research nurse.

Principal researcher of this study, Dr Anne Monique Nuyt leads her own lab in the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center. Her studies focus on foetomaternal and neonatal pathologies, particularly the mechanisms underlying the developmental origins of diseases appearing in adulthood, such as hypertension.  

Clinician-scientist at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center, Dr Thuy Mai Luu is also principal researcher of this clinical study. She works towards a better understanding of the medical and neurodevelopmental outcomes of at-risk newborns, particularly those who are premature.

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