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Prizes and Awards

Prizes and Awards*

Dr. Julie Méthot Wins the AFPC National Award for Innovation in Education

Dr. Julie Méthot, pharmacist, got the AFPC National Award for Innovation in Education (see Winners Booklet). This recognition was given to her in order to acknowledge her outstanding work in collaborating on the implementation of a science communication course. It was established to foster the development of a culture for scientific writing among candidates for the Masters in Advanced Pharmacotherapy. The Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) is the national not-for-profit organization defending the interests of pharmacy education and faculty members in Canada.

Appointment of Dr. Yves Deshaies as Professor Emeritus

Dr. Yves Deshaies (former director of the obesity component, now retired) was promoted to the rank of Professor Emeritus at Université Laval.


Dr. Marie-Annick Clavel, Recipient of the André-Dupont Young Investigator Award from the CRCQ

Dr. Marie-Annick Clavel, a researcher at the Institute’s Research Centre, has received the André-Dupont Young Investigator Award from the 2021 Club de recherches cliniques du Québec (CRCQ). The CRCQ presented every year since 1984 this prize to a young investigator for his or her quality achievements in biomedical research.

Dr. Julie Méthot, Fellow of the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec

Dr. Julie Méthot, pharmacist, was received as Fellow of the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec for her world-renowned expertise in women’s health, cardiovascular pharmacology and hormone therapy, as well as her passion for passing on her knowledge to the next generation within the Faculty of Pharmacy at Université Laval, where she is an associate professor.

Dr. Sébastien Bonnet Ranks among the Most Influential Researchers in the Field of Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Sébastien Bonnet, an investigator in the respirology component, was named one of the 0.1% most influential researchers in the world, in arterial hypertension, by Expertscape.

UQTR’s Walk of Fame—an Inspiring Model for Students in Exercise Science

The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) unveiled the star for Denis Richard (2017 recipient of a Pythagore, graduated in human kinetics). Initiated in 2019 as part of the activities for UQTR’s 50th anniversary, the unveiling of the stars Pythagore continue throughout the month of November with more than 61 personalities being recipients of the prestigious prize.

Dr. Yves Lacasse Receives the Prix de recherche from Quebec’s Federation of Medical Specialists

Dr. Yves Lacasse, respirologist, accepted the Prix de recherche from Quebec’s Federation of Medical Specialists for his research project INOX. The Prix de recherche recognize the important contribution of medical specialists who, through their efforts, have helped to spread the medical research in Quebec. Recipients distinguished themselves by the excellence of an article on their research work in a scientific journal. Dr. Lacasse latest research focuses on different aspects of home oxygen therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His paper entitled “Randomized Trial of Nocturnal Oxygen in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in September 2020.

Sarah Géphine on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Honour Roll

Sarah Géphine, a doctoral student under the supervision of Dr. François Maltais, finds herself on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Honour List (Université Laval). Given the excellence of her educational outcomes in the PhD program in kinesiology, she has been awarded the distinction of being on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Honour Roll for the year 2021, in view of the first-class marks she received for her thesis, and this, by the unanimous vote of the jury members. Ms. Josée Bastien, dean, warmly congratulates her for this remarkable achievement: “Université Laval can take pride for having had the privilege of counting you among the people registered in one of its graduate programs.”

Béatrice Choi—Relève étoile Jacques-Genest, December 2021

Obesity is a complex disease associated with multiple comorbidities affecting more and more individuals. A better understanding of its development to allow the discovery of treatments is thus critical. Béatrice Choi, a PhD student supervised by Dr. André Marette, developed with her collaborators a new obesity model through the addition of a protein mixture in order to observe the impact on the gut microbiota and metabolic health.

International Appointment of Dr. François Potus

Dr. François Potus, from the respirology research component, newly appointed to the American Heart Association’s Steering Committee of the Scientific Programming. He will represent the entire community of researchers in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), right-sided heart failure and critical care. This nomination is a major recognition for excellence of Dr. Potus’ work as well as his international outreach.

Julie Méthot Receives the Prix Alfred-Émile Francœur

Dr. Julie Méthot, pharmacist, accepted the Prix Alfred-Émile Francœur awarded to a career professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy (Université Laval) in order to recognize his or her teaching excellence. These prizes are presented through a ballot process of fourth-year students. They were given this year in front of a few students who returned to campus to attend a co-modal course.


*From the 2021-2022 Annual Report