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Prizes and Awards

Our researchers, students and interns won numerous prizes and awards during the year for their work, their publications or their prolific careers. Here is a list of our 2015-2016 winners.

2015 Recognition Gala

The recognition gala of the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute aims to highlight the exceptional work of people who distinguished themselves by their skills and remarkable abilities. This year, the event took place on May 21, 2015, at the Grand Salon located in Pavilion Alphonse-Desjardins from Université Laval, where more than 300 guests were able to attend the unveiling of nominees and recipients in fifteen categories.

Dr. Franck Molin
Recipient for the “Recherche” award

Dr. Franck Molin has received the “Recherche” prize for his involvement within the Research Ethics Committee. It recognizes Dr. Molin’s contribution to furthering existing knowledge thanks to research activities within a scientific framework.

Research Centre’s management team
Nominated for “Esprit d’équipe et de collaboration”

The Research Centre’s management team has been nominated in the “Esprit d’équipe et de collaboration” category. It includes working teams who have distinguished themselves by their meaningful contribution to fulfilled objectives in their own sector. In particular, they should perform with respect for organizational values, their mutual assistance and capacity to anticipate from someone else, their quality of work, as well as their continual improvement in ways of doing things or by proposing innovative ideas.

Animal supply facility’s team from the Research Centre
Recipient for the “Bons coups (volet administratif et de soutien)” award

The animal supply facility’s team from the Research Centre was awarded the “Bons coups (volet administratif et de soutien)” prize to recognize the work it achieved within the framework of our phase 3C extension project; and this, while pursuing its professional activities.

The 25th annual scientific days

On June 1 and 2, 2015, the Direction of Academic Research held its 25th Scientific Days at Université Laval. This year, 33 oral and 65 poster presentations were performed. The panel of examiners regarding the oral performances was composed of: Mr. Mohsen Agharazii, M. D., Ph. D. (CHU de Québec Research Centre–Université Laval), Ms. Pierrette Gaudreau, Ph. D. (CHUM Research Centre–Université de Montréal) and Mr. Bernard Thébaud, M. D., Ph. D. (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute–University of Ottawa). From our Institute, twelve researchers also assessed the posters: Drs. Benoît Arsenault, Sébastien Bonnet, Ynuk Bossé, Yohan Bossé, Patrice Brassard, Marie-Annick Clavel, Yves Deshaies, Benoît Drolet, Mathieu Laplante, David Marsolais, Mathieu Morissette and Elena Timofeeva.

The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) award for the best oral presentation went to Guillaume Plourde, a doctoral student supervised by Dr. Olivier Bertrand, for his presentation entitled “Radiation Exposure in Relation to Arterial Access Site Used for Diagnostic Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”.

Photo : Ms. Anne-Cécile Desfaits from the FRQS; Mr. Guillaume Plourde; Dr. Denis Richard, Director of the Centre.

 


Dr. Natalie Alméras
ALBERT CREFF prize from the Académie nationale de médecine

Dr. Natalie Alméras has received the Albert Creff prize from the Académie Nationale de médecine for her work entitled “Mesurer et cibler la qualité nutritionnelle et l’hygiène de vie à l’école et en milieu de travail: impact sur le profil de santé”. This award is intended to recognize projects in fundamental research or implementations, written in French, related to nutrition as well as health practice applied to physical activity and sport.

Dr. Elyse Bissonnette
Appointed DIRECTOR of the Respiratory Health Network (RHN) of the FRQS

Dr. Elyse Bissonnette was appointed director of RHN, one of 18 thematic research networks of the FRQS. It brings together over 170 researchers, pulmonologists and health professionals working in various disciplines throughout major university medical centers in Quebec.

 

Dr. Marie-Renée Blanchet
HONOURED RESEARCHER at the 10th Annual Joint Meeting CIHR-ULAVAL, 2015 edition

As part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Université Laval 10th Annual Joint Meeting, Dr. Marie-Renée Blanchet was honoured for her experimental work related to events leading to a lung inflammatory healthy management process. This annual event helps to promote CIHR-funded promising research projects.

Dr. Sébastien Bergeron
MARC-JULIEN prize from the Department of Medicine of Université Laval, 2015 edition

Dr. Sébastien Bergeron has received the Marc-Julien prize, awarded by the residents enrolled in the internal medicine program. It is presented annually to a professor in the Department of Medicine of Université Laval in recognition for his work carried out towards residents, his dedication to his patients, his clinical skills as well as the quality of his care.

Dr. Sébastien Bonnet
EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOCIETY award

Dr. Sébastien Bonnet was awarded a prize from the European Respiratory Society, an international organization that promotes by research and education the importance of lung health. This prize is presented on a yearly basis to researchers who have the most contributed to furthering existing knowledge in respiratory diseases.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Després
Nominated as KNIGHT OF THE ORDRE NATIONAL DU QUÉBEC

During the ceremony chaired by the Premier of Quebec to present insignia, Dr. Jean-Pierre Després has been conferred the title of Knight from the Ordre national du Québec. The most prestigious recognition awarded by the, for his cardiometabolic health outstanding career and contribution.

DISTINCTION SANTÉ DURABLE award from the Association pour la santé publique du Québec

Dr. Jean-Pierre Després has also received the Distinction santé durable prize from the Association pour la santé publique du Québec, for his exceptional contribution in support of the prevention as well as the provincial social and economic development.

Dr. Mathieu Laplante
2016 Cardiometabolic health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network YOUNG INVESTIGATOR Award

As part of its 3rd edition, the Cardiometabolic health, Diabetes and Obesity (CMDO) Research Network Young Investigator Award was given to Dr. Mathieu Laplante. This prize is aimed at young Quebecers researchers that have distinguished themselves in their early career.

 

Dr. André Marette
Appointed EDITOR-IN-CHIEF of the American Journal of Physiology–Endocrinology and Metabolism

Dr. André Marette was appointed editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Physiology–Endocrinology and Metabolism. So, he becomes the first Quebecer to receive this prestigious appointment. Published since 1887 by the American Physiology Society, this high-level research journal is internationally recognized for the quality of its article in the field of physiology.

LE SOLEIL–RADIO-CANADA Laureate

In December 2015, Dr. André Marette has been named Le Soleil–Radio-Canada Laureate as a result of this important appointment. Each week, a panel is constituted of Le Soleil as well as both CBC Radio and Television editorial board representatives which select a laureate in order to highlight an exceptional achievement and significant contribution to Quebec’s life or extended influence abroad.

Dr. Paul Poirier
PROFESSION SANTÉ prize for “Partage des connaissances–Médecins”

Dr. Paul Poirier has received the Profession Santé prize for “Partage des connaissances–Médecins”. It is presented to a physician who’s devolving time, a significant portion of it, in order to update knowledge of peers and colleagues working in other professions.

 

Dr. Angelo Tremblay
APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, NUTRITION AND METABOLISM PUBLICATION Award for Nutrition Translation 

During the 2015 Canadian Nutrition Society Conference, Dr. Angelo Tremblay has received the Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism Publication Award for Nutrition Translation offered by the Canadian Science Publishing which recognizes excellence in knowledge dissemination using publications.

 

 

Emilie Bernatchez (Dr. Marie-Renée Blanchet)

  • BEST ORAL PRESENTATION, PhD level, at the 2015 Congrès québécois en santé respiratoire

Jean-Christophe Bérubé (Drs. Yohan Bossé and Michel Laviolette)

  • DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP from the Canadian Respiratory Research Network
  • DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP from the Department of Molecular Medicine of Université Laval

Dr. Laetitia Bonifait (Dr. Caroline Duchaine)

  • BEST ORAL PRESENTATION, Postdoctoral level, at the 2015 Congrès québécois en santé respiratoire

Marjorie Boyer (Dr. Benoit Arsenault)

  • PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIP at the 2016 Winter Camp of the CMDO Network

Kim-Ly Bui (Drs. Didier Saey and François Maltais)

  • Prize for PERSONNALITÉ DE L’ANNÉE awarded at the 25th edition of the Gala of Student Life from Université Laval
  • BEST ORAL PRESENTATION, Master’s level, during the 2016 Respiratory Health Network of the FRQS’s COPD strategic group annual meeting

Danielle Arisa Caranti (Dr. Jean-Pierre Després)

  • PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIP at the 2016 Winter Camp of CMDO Network

Sophie Chabot (Drs. Sébastien Bonnet and Steeve Provencher)

  • TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP from the American Heart Association

Sandrine Chometton (Dr. Elena Timofeeva)

  • BEST ORAL PRESENTATION, Postdoctoral level, during the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Quebec Society for Lipid, Nutrition and Metabolism (SQLNM), the FRQS’s CMDO Network as well as the Research Platform on Complications of Obesity at Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke (COLosSUS)

Alisson Clémenceau (Dr. Yohan Bossé)

  • 1st PRIZE, Master’s level, during the final of the “My Thesis in 180 seconds” competition organized by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of Université Laval

Charles-Emanuel Côté (Dr. Jean-Pierre Després)

  • Prize for AFFICHE ÉLITE, during the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SQLNM, the CMDO Network as well as the COLosSUS

Julie Anne Côté (Dr. André Tchernof)

  • PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIP at the 2016 Winter Camp of the CMDO Network
  • BEST ORAL PRESENTATION, PhD level, during the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SQLNM, the CMDO Network as well as the COLosSUS

Abdellaziz Dahou (Dr. Philippe Pibarot)

  • 2015 TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP from the Canadian Society of Echocardiography

Noémie Daniel (Dr. André Marette)

  • Prize for AFFICHE ÉLITE, during the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SQLNM, the CMDO Network as well as the COLosSUS

Jade Faucher (Dr. Steeve Charette)

  • BEST POSTER , Master’s level, at the 2015 Congrès québécois en santé respiratoire

Sébastien Labbé (Dr. Denis Richard)

  • BEST ORAL PRESENTATION, as research professional, during the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SQLNM, the CMDO Network as well as the COLosSUS

Stéphanie LeBlanc (Dr. Eric Larose)

  • “HAVE A HEART” BURSARY AWARDEE from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy
  • BEST ORAL PRESENTATION, Master’s level, during the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SQLNM, the CMDO Network as well as the COLosSUS

Ariane Lechasseur (Dr. Mathieu Morissette)

  • BEST POSTER , Master’s level, at the 2015 Congrès québécois en santé respiratoire

Andréanne Michaud (Dr. André Tchernof)

  • Obtained a distinction on the HONOUR ROLL of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of Université Laval for the year 2016

Jolyane Meloche (Drs. Steeve Provencher and Sébastien Bonnet)

  • PHD GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP  from the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie Foundation

Valérie Nadeau (Drs. Sébastien Bonnet and Steeve Provencher)

  • TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP from the American Heart Association

Blandine Secco (Drs. Mathieu Laplante and Yves Deshaies)

  • Prize for AFFICHE ÉLITE, during the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SQLNM, the CMDO Network as well as the COLosSUS

Lionel Tastet (Dr. Philippe Pibarot)

  • “CLINICAL RESEARCH” Award from the Quebec Society of Vascular Sciences