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Prizes and Awards

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 2017-2018 winners.

2017 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. 

Dr. Josep Rodés-Cabau, recipient for the ''Recherche'' Award

Dr. Michel Laviolette, recipient for the ''Qualité de l'acte médical, dentaire ou pharmaceutique'' Award with a mention of excellence 

Dr. Philippe Joubert, recipient for the ''Santé et mieux-être – Équilibre travail - vie personnelle'' Award
 

The 27th Annual Scientific Days

On June 7 and 8, 2017, the Research Centre held the 27th edition of its Scientific Days at Université Laval. This annual event provides students and research professionals the chance to disseminate their work to the community. A total of 96 communications were performed, including 30 oral and 66 poster presentations.

The Fonds de recherche du Québec–Santé (FRQS) Award for the best oral presentation went to Rihab Bouchareb, a postdoctoral student supervised by Dr. Patrick Mathieu, for her presentation entitled ''L'activation plaquettaire à la surface de la valve aortique entraîne la minéralisation via une interaction autotaxin et GPIIbIIIa”.

During the closing banquet, in addition to prizes awarded for the best presentations, two research fellowships were given to students at the doctoral and master’s level by the IUCPQ Foundation, in partnership with Desjardins. These fellowships were handed to two recipients ranking first in their respective category at the Annual Award Competition targeted to the Centre’s students. In addition, two honorary certificates supporting the recruitment of a new researcher were given to Dr. Roxane Paulin and Dr. Marie-Annick Clavel by the IUCPQ Foundation, in partnership with the National Bank of Canada.


Dr. Benoit Arsenault
2018 Jean-Davignon Young Investigator Award of the Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network

Dr. Benoit Arsenault received the 2018 Jean-Davignon Young Investigator Award of the Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network. This prize is presented annually to young Quebecers researchers who have distinguished themselves in their early career.

 

Dr. Sébastien Bonnet
Elected chair of the American Heart Association’s 3CPR Scientific & Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee and of the American Thoracic Society’s Program Committee (Pulmonary Circulation)

Dr. Sébastien Bonnet has become, as of August 10, 2017, Chair of the American Heart Association’s 3CPR Scientific & Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee. He was also appointed as Chair of the American Thoracic Society’s Program Committee (Pulmonary Circulation) during the last year.

 

Dr. Olivier Boucherat
Recipient of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s Aldrighetti Research Award for Young Investigators

Dr. Olivier Boucherat won the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s Aldrighetti Research Award for Young Investigators. This prize is handed to young investigators who are likely to make a strong and sustained impact on research in the field of pulmonary hypertension.

 

Dr. Louis-Philippe Boulet
2017 Quebec City’s Ambassadors’ Club laureate

During the evening entitled “A Tribute to Ambassadors”, Dr. Louis-Philippe Boulet was awarded the title “Ambassador of the year 2017”. This appointment is designed to recognize the tremendous amount of work done by a member who is an ambassador that, through his involvement, perseverance, and tenacity, has contributed in a remarkable fashion to promote the Quebec City region.

 

Dr. Marie-Annick Clavel
Jacques de Champlain Foundation Award of Excellence

Dr. Marie-Annick Clavel won the Jacques de Champlain Foundation Award of Excellence. This prize is presented annually to a young scientist who has distinguished himself by the quality regarding his research project submitted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec.

 

 

Dr. Yvon Cormier
Named professor emeritus of the Université Laval

In the fall of 2017, Dr. Yvon Cormier was named professor emeritus of the Université Laval for his exceptional contribution within the Institute. In addition to performing his duties for 37 years, he was one of its most important builders.

 

Dr. Jean-Pierre Després
2017 Distinguished Lecturer Award in Cardiovascular Sciences of the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) laureate

Dr. Jean-Pierre Després received the Distinguished Lecturer Award in Cardiovascular Sciences. This prize is to honour outstanding investigators from each ICRH mandate area who have contributed significantly to the advancement of science in their field of research both in Canada and internationally.

2018 Manulife Prize for the promotion of Active Health

Awarded by the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics with the support of Manulife, this prize is designed to recognize the contribution of Dr. Després to the advancement of knowledge on metabolic diseases as well as his efforts to disseminate to the public the research findings regarding illnesses caused by wrong foods and sedentary behaviour.

Dr. Michel Laviolette
Prix Carrière from the Department of Medicine at Université Laval

Dr. Michel Laviolette was awarded the Carrière prize from the Department of Medicine at Université Laval. During the ceremony, the committee members have recognized his contribution to the development of bronchoscopy and also to the biobank at the Institute that was found a remarkable accomplishment.

 

 

Dr. Angelo Tremblay
Prix ACFAS Jacques-Rousseau 2017

During the annual award ceremony of the Association francophone pour le savoir – Acfas, Dr. Angelo Tremblay won the Jacques-Rousseau prize, rewarding a researcher whose work breaks the scientific boundaries.

 


Dr. Rihab Bouchareb (Dr. Patrick Mathieu)

  • Selected in the 2017 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress’s Featured Research Session
  • Finalist for the Trainee Research Award – Basic Science at the 2017 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress

Magali Boucher (Dr. David Marsolais)

  • Best poster presentation for the session on basic sciences at the convention of the 2ndBiennale de l’Espace francophone en pneumologie

Dominic Chartrand (Dr. Jean-Pierre Després)

  • Best oral presentation, 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SQLNM, the CMDO Network and the COLosSUS Congress

Béatrice Choi (Dr. André Marette)

  • Attendance prize for participation related to poster presentations, 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SQLNM, the CMDO Network and the COLosSUS Congress

Noémie Daniel (Dr. André Marette)

  • Best poster presentation, 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SQLNM, the CMDO Network and the COLosSUS Congress

Audrey Desjardins (Dr. Louis-Philippe Boulet)

  • Winner of the annual scholarship competition for students – Master’s level

Morgan Gazzola (Dr. Inuk Bossé)

  • 2nd place at the competition “My Thesis in 180 seconds”, during the 2017 Symposium on Knowledge of the FRQS’s Respiratory Health Network

Carole-Ann Huppé (Dr. David Marsolais)

  • Best poster presentation for the session on basic sciences at the convention of the 2ndBiennale de l’Espace francophone en pneumologie

Caroline Lambert (Dr. Sébastien Bonnet)

  • 2017 3CPR Travel Award at the convention of the American Heart Association

Sofien Laouafa (Dr. Vincent Joseph)

  • International Early Career Physiologist Travel Award at the American Physiological Society’s Experimental Biology meeting
  • Caroline tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award at the American Physiological Society’s Experimental Biology meeting
  • 1st place at the competition “My Thesis in 180 seconds”, during the 2017 Symposium on Knowledge of the FRQS’s Respiratory Health Network

Stéphanie Leblanc (Dr. Eric Larose)

  • Best oral presentation, 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SQLNM, the CMDO Network and the COLosSUS Congress

Jacynthe Leclerc (Dr. Paul Poirier)

  • Winner of the annual scholarship competition for students – Doctoral level

Ina Maltais-Payette (Dr. André Tchernof)

  • Best oral presentation, 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SQLNM, the CMDO Network and the COLosSUS Congress

Dr. Junichi Omura (Dr. Sébastien Bonnet)

  • 2017 ATVB Travel Award for Young Investigators at the convention of the American Heart Association

Myriam Pettigrew (Dr. Paul Poirier)

  • Best poster presentation, 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SQLNM, the CMDO Network and the COLosSUS Congress

Lais Rossi Perazza (Dr. André Marette)

  • Attendance prize for participation related to poster presentations, 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of the SQLNM, the CMDO Network and the COLosSUS Congress