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Monday, September 29 2014

Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Leaders Funds granted to four researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine

MONTREAL, September 29, 2014 – Four researchers at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center were granted funding from Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). The grants aim to support pioneering projects with a potential major, long term impact on research in Canada.

Dr. Benoît Mâsse, a researcher in the Health Outcomes Axis and a Full Associate Professor at the school of public health at Université de Montréal, was attributed a grant for the development of an integrated research platform on mental health and sexually transmitted infections (PREMMIUM).

Dr. Anne Monique Nuyt, a researcher in the Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis and a Full Professor at the Department of Pediatrics at Université de Montréal, was granted financial support to study the impact of preterm birth on adult health and diseases. More specifically, the project will investigate the influence of developmental abnormalities on the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Dr. David St-Pierre, a Professor at the Department of Kinanthropology at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) who recently joined the ranks of the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center as a researcher, will receive a joint grant with UQAM. The support is aimed at improving an infrastructure through which he will study how gastrointestinal peptides impact excessive lipid infiltration in organs and tissues.

Dr. Damian Labuda, a researcher in the Viral and Immune Disorders and Cancers Axis and a Full Professor at the Department of Pediatrics at Université de Montréal, will be collaborating with Université de Montréal’s Pr. Alain Gagnon and Pr. Lisa Dillon, who were awarded a grant to develop the infrastructure “Family demography in historical Quebec: a biosocial perspective”. The use of data about how biological traits are transmitted depending on socio-economics and environment should lead to a better understanding of these factors’ respective roles and interactions.

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