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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 2016-2017 winners.

2016 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. Gilles R. Dagenais
Recipient for the “Recherche” Award

In May 2016, Dr. Gilles R. Dagenais received the “Recherche” prize for his exceptional contribution to the advancement of knowledge through research activities in a scientific framework.

 

Team “LEAN – Welcoming the Research Staff”
Nominated for the “Bons coups – volet soutien et administration” Award

The Team “LEAN – Welcoming the Research Staff” has been nominated in the “Bons coups – volet soutien et administration” category for having improved the process of welcoming new research staff members. From their first day, it helps them obtain all necessary accesses and appointments as well as improving the processes with the Human Resources, Communications and Legal Affairs Branch, with the Financial Resources Branch as the logistics within the Institute.

The 26th Annual Scientific Days

On June 2 and 3, 2016, the Research Centre held the 26th 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 94 communications were performed, including 32 oral and 64 poster presentations. The panel of examiners regarding the oral performances was composed of: Messrs. Luigi Bouchard, Ph. D., MBA (Faculty of Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke), Robert Naeije, M. D., Ph. D. (Faculty of Medicine, Free University of Brussels) and David St-Pierre, Ph. D. (Faculty of Science, Université du Québec à Montréal). From our Institute, sixteen researchers also assessed the posters: Drs. Élyse Bissonnette, Patrice Brassard, Jacques Couët, Vicky Drapeau, Benoit Drolet, Alexandre Lebel, Simon Marceau, David Marsolais, Patrick Mathieu, Jean-Michel Paradis, Roxane Paulin, Philippe Pibarot, Steeve Provencher, Didier Saey, Chantale Simard and André Tchernof.

The Fonds de recherche du Québec–Santé (FRQS) Award for the best oral presentation went to Blandine Secco, a doctoral student supervised by Dr. Mathieu Laplante, for her presentation entitled “Identification et caractérisation d’EMPRD un nouveau gène impliqué dans l’adipogenèse”.

In addition, two research awards were given to students at the doctoral and master’s level during the closing banquet of the event by the IUCPQ Foundation, in partnership with Desjardins. These were presented to two recipients ranking first in their respective category at the annual award competition for Research Centre’s students.


Dr. Laurent Biertho
Elected as the president of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons

The Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons elected Dr. Laurent Bertho as the president at its annual general assembly held on October 11, 2016. The association represents specialists who are involved in treatments for obesity as well as its severe form and working for professional development of coordination and the promotion of common interests.

Dr. Simon Biron
Laureate of the Cercle des ambassadeurs de Québec

During the evening entitled “A Tribute to Ambassadors”, the Cercle des ambassadeurs de Québec honoured sixteen personalities that helped promote the Quebec City region by organizing an international congress along with their traditional professional activities. Dr. Simon Biron received an award in the “Événements tenus en 2016” category for the International Consensus Conference on Duodenal Switch held in May 2016 at the Quebec City Convention Centre.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Després
Canadian Cardiovascular Society Research Achievement Award

As part of the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Dr. Jean-Pierre Després won the Research Achievement Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Established in 1982, this award recognized the excellence in a research career. The acknowledgement is offered to an established investigator working on an aspect of cardiovascular research in Canada.

Dr. Philippe Pibarot
Received a Doctorate honoris causa from the University of Liège

Dr. Philippe Pibarot has received a Doctorate honoris causa from the University of Liège for the standard of its work. At the presentation, Mr. Albert Corhay who is the rector at University of Liège presented the Doctorate honoris causa insignias, the highest honour from this institution.

Dr. Denis Richard
Prix Armand-Frappier

As part of the 39th Annual Prix du Québec ceremony, Dr. Denis Richard received the Armand-Frappier prize, the highest honour awarded by the government of Quebec in science and technology. This prestigious award is presented annually by the ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation. The recipient led a career in research as well as contributed to the development of a research institution or was dedicated to the administration of research or promoting it. And, as a consequence, the individual has been able to encourage the next generation of scientists as well as to stimulate the public interest for science in technology.

Laureate of a Pythagore prize from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Dr.  Richard was awarded a Pythagore prize in health sciences from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR). The recipients were selected for their career achievements, from the recognition of their peers, from their involvement in the community, as well as the connections they maintained with the UQTR.

Named Grand Québécois, secteur de la santé, from the Académie des Grands Québécois

Designated by the Chambre d’industrie et de commerce de Québec, Dr. Richard was named Grand Québécois 2017 of the health sector for his exceptional contribution to the Quebec City community. Created in 1989, the Académie des Grands Québécois is an honorary institution that aims to recognize the exceptional merit of Quebeckers who brilliantly distinguished themselves throughout their career.

Dr. Elena Timofeeva
Prix Jacques-Leblanc from the Association des chercheurs et chercheures étudiants en médecine affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval

During the Health Research Days, Dr. Elena Timofeeva was awarded the Jacques-Leblanc prize from the Association des chercheurs et chercheures étudiants en médecine affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. This very special initiative seeks to recognize efforts of research directors having a strong involvement in student training.

Dr. Angelo Tremblay
Volunteer Leadership Award from the Canadian Nutrition Society

During the annual conference of the Canadian Nutrition Society, the Volunteer Leadership Award went to Dr. Angelo Tremblay for his significant contribution to CNS activities and its mission to promote the health of Canadians through nutrition.


 

Anne-Sophie Archambault (Dr. Nicolas Flamand)

  • Louise-Côté Scholarship Award
  • Best oral presentation, 2016 Department of Molecular Medicine Day at Université Laval (M.Sc.)

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

  • Bursary for career development from the ACCEM​
  • Best poster presentation, 2016 Canadian Human and Statistical Genetics Meeting
  • Prize for the Research Popularization Contest from the Association francophone pour le savoir—Acfas)

Julyanne Brassard (Dr. Marie-Renée Blanchet)

  • Best poster presentation, 2016 Congrès québécois en santé respiratoire (M.Sc.)

Dr. Olivier Boucherat

  • Entelligence Award, 2016 Young Investigator program
  • American Thoracic Society Foundation Award for Young Investigators through a partnership with the PHA
  • Finalist  of the Cournand and Comroe Young Investigator from the American Heart Association

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

  • Best poster presentation, 2016 Congrès québécois en santé respiratoire

Antony Carrier-Boucher (Dr. Jean Bussières)

  • 1st prize, Scientific Day of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at Université Laval
  • 1st prize, Fondation d’anesthésie et réanimation du Québec (Residents’ Competition)
  • 2nd place, Residents’ Competition as part of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Annual Meeting
  • Invited resident, American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting
  • Invited resident, Congress of the Société française d’anesthésie et de réanimation
  • Invited resident, International Society for the Perioperative Care of Obese Patient Symposium

Béatrice Choi (Dr. André Marette)

  • Attendance prize for participation related to poster presentations, 2017 Meeting of the Société québécoise de lipidologie, de nutrition et de métabolisme

Alisson Clémenceau (Dr. Yohan Bossé)

  • Winner of the competition “My Thesis in 180 seconds”, Master’s level, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Université Laval
  • Winner of the competition “My Thesis in 180 seconds”, 2016 Symposium on Knowledge Transfer
  • Best oral presentation, 2016 Congrès québécois en santé respiratoire (M.Sc. in clinical and biomedical sciences)

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

  • Recipient of a prize for poster presentation, 2017 Meeting of the Société québécoise de lipidologie, de nutrition et de métabolisme

Camila De Avila Dal’Bo (Dr. Elena Timofeeva)

  • Winner of the annual scholarship competition for students – Master’s level (Bourse Desjardins)
  • Bursary for career development from the ACCEM

Dr. Maria Del Trigo Espinosa (Dr. Josep Rodés-Cabau)

  • Winner of the 2016 FRQS competition Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles for the month of June

Audrey Desjardins (Dr. Louis-Philippe Boulet)

  • Louise-Côté Scholarship Award
  • Scholarship from the Research Chair on Knowledge Transfer, Training and Prevention Chair on Respiratory and Cardiovascular Health

Vanessa Dion-Dupont (Dr. Caroline Duchaine)

  • Recipient of the Acfas IRSST Santé et sécurité du travail 2014 prize

Myriam Gagné (Dr. Louis-Philippe Boulet)

  • Scholarship from the Research Chair on Knowledge Transfer, Training and Prevention Chair on Respiratory and Cardiovascular Health
  • Best poster presentation, 2016 Congrès québécois en santé respiratoire (Ph. D)

Valérie Gagné-Ouellet (Dr. Jamila Chakir)

  • Recipient of a prize for oral presentation, 2017 Meeting of the Société québécoise de lipidologie, de nutrition et de métabolisme

Cynthia Gagné-Thivierge (Dr. Steve Charette)

  • Best poster presentation, 2016 Congrès québécois en santé respiratoire (M.Sc.)

Thomas Grenier-Larouche (Dr. André Tchernof)

  • Recipient of a prize for oral presentation, 2017 Meeting of the Société québécoise de lipidologie, de nutrition et de métabolisme

Sarah Imhoff (Dr. Patrice Brassard)

  • Claude-Bouchard-et-Monique-Chagnon Scholarship

Raphaëlle Jacob (Dr. Vicky Drapeau)

  • Recipient of a prize for poster presentation, 2017 Meeting of the Société québécoise de lipidologie, de nutrition et de métabolisme

Benoît M. Labbé (Dr. Kim O’Connor)

  • René-Lamontagne Scholarship

Sofien Laouafa (Drs. Vincent Joseph and Jorge Soliz)

  • Best poster presentation, 2016 Congrès québécois en santé respiratoire (Ph. D)

Mélanie Le Barz (Dr. André Marette)

  • Recipient of a prize for poster presentation, 2017 Meeting of the Société québécoise de lipidologie, de nutrition et de métabolisme

Ariane Lechasseur (Dr. Mathieu Morissette)

  • Winner of the competition “My Thesis in 180 seconds”, 2016 Symposium on Knowledge Transfer

Pierre-Alexis Lépine (Dr. Antoine Delage)

  • Professionals’ Financial Scholarship

Katherine Lortie (Dr. Marie-Renée Blanchet)

  • Pierre-Jacob-Durand Scholarship

Mathilde Mouchiroud (Dr. Mathieu Laplante)

  • Recipient of a prize for oral presentation, 2017 Meeting of the Société québécoise de lipidologie, de nutrition et de métabolisme

Marie-Ève Piché (Drs. Jean-Pierre Després and Paul Poirier)

  • Dean’s McLaughlin Fellowship Bursary

Guillaume Plourde (Dr. Olivier F. Bertrand)

  • Winner of the annual scholarship competition for students – Doctoral level (Bourse Desjardins)
  • Winner of the 2016 FRQS competition Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles for the month of September

Emma Roy (Drs. François Maltais and Yves Lacasse)

  • Best oral presentation, 2016 Congrès québécois en santé respiratoire (M.Sc. in clinical and biomedical sciences)

Louis Simard (Dr. Marie-Annick Clavel)

  • Louise-Côté Scholarship Award

Catherine Sweeney (Dr. Louis-Philippe Boulet)

  • Scholarship from the Research Chair on Knowledge Transfer, Training and Prevention Chair on Respiratory and Cardiovascular Health

Maude Talbot (Dr. Mathieu Morissette)

  • René-Lamontagne Scholarship