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Tuesday, May 30 2017

2017-2018 FRQS Competition – Thirteen CHU Sainte-Justine researchers are awarded support

MONTRÉAL, May 31, 2016 – Thirteen researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center were awarded financial support in the 2017-2018 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), three as young experimented researchers (junior2), and one as experimented researchers (senior). 




  • HICKSON, Gilles – Molecular mechanisms of cell division

Junior 2

  • BOUCHARD, Maryse – Evaluating the effects of prenatal exposure to environmental contaminants on disorders of the nervous system and metabolic disorders
  • LIPPÉ, Sarah – Identification of the mechanisms and early risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders to study their evolution and identify efficient interventions

Junior 1

  • CASTELLANOS-RYAN, Natalie – Trans-diagnostic cognitive factors and prevention of externalizing disorders
  • DUMONT, Nicolas – Pro-resolution mediators of inflammation: a new therapeutic strategy for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • MARCIL, Valérie – Mechanisms of cardiometabolic disorders affecting pediatric cancer survivors: investigating the preventive and therapeutic role of nutrition


Junior 2

  • DECALUWE, Hélène – Cellular and molecular mechanisms of clonal depletion

Junior 1

  • BIRCA-PODUBNAIA, Ala – Individualized strategies to improve neurological outcomes of newborns at risk
  • MOUSSA, Ahmed – Impact of simulation-based medical education in pediatrics: resuscitation skills, interdisciplinary work and communication
  • NAULT, Marie-Lyne – Screening for syndesmotic sprains and implementation of systematic monitoring
  • PAGANELLI, Massimiliano – Use of stem cells for treatment of liver diseases
  • TSE, Sze Man – Long-term asthma control, health care resource use, and their determinants among children admitted to the intensive care unit for asthma 



  • BÉRARD, Anick – Réseau québécois de recherche sur les médicaments (RQRM)

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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