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Partners

Partners

All of our valued partners are listed in the activity report. We wish to single out a few in particular for their significant contributions to our work.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are key granting agencies for researchers. Many of them indeed receive each year grants, awards or fellowships enabling them to advance their research. CIHR funding over the year accounted for $5,8 M, being 50% of the amounts our researchers received from granting agencies recognized by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).

IUCPQ Foundation

Our Research Centre can also count on the support of the IUCPQ Foundation that made possible, toward contributed funds, the Centre’s expansion phases and finances numerous scholarships as well as several research fellowships and grants. These grants help us in the completion of numerous research projects and provide the leverage needed to obtain outside funding. The Foundation awarded over the year 2019:

  • $1,024,040, to 42 researchers, for the annual research grant competition (including $100,000 from the chair J.-D. Bégin – P.-H. Lavoie)
  • $175,000 in fellowships to various researchers
  • $130,000 into the biobank, as a contribution
  • $100,000 in grants to the project LORD
  • $175,000 in fellowships to various researchers
  • $340,000 in support to research and in grants for start-up (Phase 5)

Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie and Grand Défi Entreprise

Several researchers, research professionals and students were part of teams representing the Institute in preparation for the 1,000 km bike for the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie (GDPL). Their involvement shows to what extent the research community is committed to taking concrete action to promote healthy lifestyle habits to young and old alike. The Institute and the cofounders of the GDPL have in addition joined forces to create the Grand Défi Entreprise (GDE), which is now one of the Centre’s cardiovascular prevention research priorities. Under the scientific direction of Dr. Natalie Alméras, the GDE harnesses the cardiometabolic and respiratory expertise of our researchers. And its objective is to reach employees in their workplace in order to encourage them to adopt healthy lifestyle habits (e.g., being active, not smoking, eating a healthy diet).

In addition, the Institute and the cofounders of the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie have joined forces to create the Grand Défi Entreprise, which is now one of the Centre’s cardiovascular prevention research priorities. Under the scientific direction of Dr. Natalie Alméras, the Grand Défi Entreprise harnesses the cardiometabolic and respiratory expertise of our researchers. Its objective is to reach employees in their workplace to encourage them to adopt healthy lifestyle habits (e.g., being active, not smoking, eating a healthy diet).