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Wednesday, August 17 2016

2016-2017 FRQS Competition – Thirteen CHU Sainte-Justine researchers are awarded support

MONTRÉAL, August 17, 2016 – Thirteen researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center were awarded financial support in the 2016-2017 Competition of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRSQ). This success rate reflects the excellence of the Center’s clinical, epidemiological, and basic research.

Twelve researchers received a career award: eight did as recently recruited researchers (junior 1), two as young experimented researchers (junior2), and two as experimented researchers (senior). 


Research Scholars


  • BARNETT, Tracie – Influence of built, social and virtual environment on pediatric obesity: From potential mechanisms to intervention
  • SAINT-AMOUR, Dave – Study of the impact of environmental contaminants on the development of the brain function 

Junior 2

  • BEAUCHAMP, Miriam – Prediction and evaluation of consequences related to early concussion and TBI
  • BEGON, Mickaël – Pathomechanics and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder through biomechanical analysis and musculoskeletal simulation

Junior 1

  • FORTIN, Carole – Postural and movement rehabilitation for children and adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis: From understanding biomechanical and neurophysiological mechanisms to innovative therapeutic interventions
  • GIRARD, Sylvie – Inflammation during pregnancy: Treating the placenta to protect the newborn
  • MATHIEU, Marie-Eve – Improvement of physical activity approaches, including exercise-nutrition interaction, to curb obesity and cardiometabolic disorders in young children
  • RAYNAL, Noël – Epigenetic therapy in pediatric cancers
  • RUSHTON, Paula – Development and evaluation of a skills training program and a video game aiming to improve motorized wheelchair mobility in young

Clinical Research Scholars

Junior 1

  • AUTMIZGUINE, Julie – Optimization of antibiotic therapy in children with infections caused by bacteria resistant to first-line treatment
  • BÉGIN, Philippe – Severe food allergies: Desensitization and oral tolerance recovery
  • KAKKAR, Fatima – Future of the children infected and affected by HIV


ERA-NET Neuron and eRARE

  • Improving care for cohesinopathies: From heart phenotypes to novel therapies [CoHeart]

The FRQS is a provincial funding agency which mandate is to implement the Quebec government strategy with respect to human health research. In order to fulfil its mission and maximize the economic and health benefits of scientific investigation, FRQS invests in top-performing research investigators.

About the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center 

CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center is a leading mother-child research institution affiliated with Université de Montréal. It brings together more than 200 research investigators, including over 90 clinician-scientists, as well as 385 graduate and postgraduate students focused on finding innovative prevention means, faster and less invasive treatments, as well as personalized approaches to medicine. The Center is part of CHU Sainte-Justine, which is the largest mother-child center in Canada and second pediatric center in North America. More on research.chusj.org

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