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University Chairs

In order to retain or recruit an expert researcher working in a scientific field vital to the CHU Sainte-Justine programs, the Research Centre and the university work in close collaboration to award university chairs. In this context, major efforts are made to find donors and initiate the basis of chair appointment. 

The existing partnership between the donor, the Research Centre and the university brings in funds to capitalize on the investments made, thus ensuring continuous support to worthy candidates and promoting long term benefits.

List of chairs

Famille Louis Boivin Research Chair


Anick Bérard

The Faculty of Pharmacy and the Research Centre have collaborated to develop a strategic chair aimed at counseling pregnant mothers on safe drug use.

The chairholder, Anick Bérard, was awarded the Famille Louis Boivin Research Chair. Anick Berard’s knowledge of the relationships between pregnancy and medication gives her a unique advantage over many other qualified professionals applicants.

Her installations at the Research Centre and her know-how represents an added value for the Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis.

Jonathan Bouchard Intellectual Disability Research Chair


Dr. Jacques L. Michaud

The research made possible by this $3-million donation from Sandra and Alain Bouchard Foundation will allow to identify and gain a better understanding of new genes allowing to and deliver more precise diagnoses much sooner. It will also enable to develop effective treatments and perhaps even pave the way to prevention

Research Chair in Cardiovascular Genetics


Dr. Gregor Andelfinger

The Chair will serve as the main incubator for research generation pertaining to cardiovascular diseases, including rare diseases or conditions, to help determine the as yet unknown causes of such diseases and ultimately help develop appropriate treatments. Much remains to be done for research since the genetic origin of approximately 90% of congenital heart-related abnormalities are still unknown today and 1% of new babies are born with such abnormalities. 1 in 1000 babies will be operated on and to date those operations do not offer a cure but only a way of coping with the disease.

Chaire de recherche interuniversitaire Marie-Vincent sur les agressions sexuelles envers les enfants

Chaire de recherche en Génie de la réadaptationpédiatrique – CGRP

Research Chair in Movement Sciences of the University of Montreal


Dr. Hubert Labelle

In an effort to strengthen the Musculoskeletal Health, Rehabilitation and Medical Technologies Axis, the CHU Sainte-Justine has deployed significant efforts to set up a dedicated excellence chair in this field.

In collaboration with Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal, a chair was created and appointed to Dr Labelle, in recognition of his outstanding scientific productivity and his international reputation.

The main goal of this chair in orthopedics and movement sciences is to meet the needs of these research areas, while providing constant support of the axis’ research team.

Chaire de recherche Marcel et Rolande Gosselin en neurosciences cognitives fondamentales et appliquées du spectre autistique

François-Karl Viau Chair in Pediatric Oncogenomics


Daniel Sinnett

Dr Daniel Sinnett is the recipient of the François-Karl Viau Chair in Pediatric Oncogenomics. This chair was created in October 2002 thanks to the generosity of the Fondation des Gouverneurs de l'espoir. The foundation was named in honor of President Francine Laplante’s son, who suffered from lymphoma.

The chair’s main objective is to apply genomics to pediatric oncology. We believe that techniques in molecular biology, genetics and epidemiology will lead to the discovery of many functional variations in genes and proteins involved in pediatric cancer etiology. This new research field is called pediatric oncogenomics.

Chaire Jeanne et Jean-Louis Levesque en génétique des maladies du cerveau

Chaire Léopoldine A. Wolfe de recherche clinique/translationnelle en prévention de la cécité causée par la dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge


Dr. Sylvain Chemtob

Chaire Medtronic de traumatologie spinale de l'Université de Montréal

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