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Monday, September 10 2012

Three new researchers are joigning the Sainte-Justine UHC's Research Center

The Musculoskeletal Disorders and Movement Sciences research axis of the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center is happy to welcome three new investigators: Drs. Laurent Frossard, Marie Laberge and Lucie Ménard. Given the nature of their research, they will be working at the Marie-Enfant Rehabilitation Center. Here is a quick summary of their work and how it applies to children.

Dr Laurent Frossard, a Researcher in Biomechanics
Dr. Laurent Frossard is a professor of Biomechanics in the Department of Kinanthropology at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQÀM). His research interests focus on the biomechanics of lower limb amputees as well as athletes with a handicap. At the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center’s facilities in the Marie-Enfant Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Frossard is working on a project aimed at improving locomotion in young lower limb amputees. He is especially interested in designing osseointegrated fixation devices that make it possible to attach leg prostheses.

Future benefits: Improvement of the quality of life of young lower limb amputees by developing calibration tools that make it possible to better understand not only locomotion, but also the mechanics of movement in everyday life.

Dr. Lucie Ménard, a Researcher in Experimental Linguistics
Dr. Lucie Ménard is a full professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQÀM), the director of UQÀM’s Center for Research on Language, Mind and Brain, an associate professor at McGill’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and an MIT research affiliate. As an experimental linguist, Dr. Ménard is especially interested in cognitive robotics and speech development, the role of sight and hearing in speech production and perception, modeling and articulatory synthesis as well as bilingualism.

Dre Marie Laberge, a Researcher in Rehabilitation
Dr. Laberge is an assistant professor at the Rehabilitation School of the University of Montreal‘s Faculty of Medicine. At the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center, she is developing a program aimed at adolescents in transition between school and work. She is particularly interested in conditions conducive to the workplace integration of pupils with a handicap or who experience learning/adaptation difficulties within a perspective of promoting health and reducing handicaps at work.

Future benefits
Development of interventions aimed at promoting occupational health and job skill development in adolescents who are being integrated into the workplace.

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