New Positioning of Research

Outline of Research Areas
Outline of Research Areas

The Research Center of the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) is repositioning its research vision. This new direction involves aligning strengths and determining the main research areas in which our researchers will concentrate their efforts.

This shift is being implemented in partnership with the other major affiliated health stakeholders, namely, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Université de Sherbrooke, the HSSC-UIGS Research Center on Aging, the HSSC Champlain-Charles-Le Moyne Research Center, and the HSSC Chicoutimi.

This alignment better equips us with respect to our external partners and granting agencies. Moreover, it provides a comprehensive picture of our strengths.

The pooling of resources represents a novel approach that benefits patients.

  

New Research Axes

CANCER: BIOLOGY, PROGNOSIS, AND DIAGNOSIS

    • Understand the mechanisms underlying cancer biology
    • Integrate fundamental knowledge into clinical practice
    • Develop new diagnostic strategies and treatment approaches

     

    DIABETES, OBESITY, AND CARDIOVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS

      • Understand the fundamental mechanism of diabetes and obesity
      • Identify the social and health determinants underlying the development of diabetes and obesity
      • Prevent cardiovascular consequences

       

      HEALTH: POPULATIONS, ORGANIZATION, AND PRACTICES 

        • Understand the health–illness continuum and its determinants
        • Conceive, implement, and assess novel interventions
        • Analyze and innovate to increase the effective and efficient use of resources and of preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitation interventions
        • Improve people’s health and care trajectory

         

        INFLAMMATION AND PAIN

          • Elucidate the underlying mechanisms of the immune response, inflammatory diseases, and pain
          • Prevent pain and inflammation
          • Treat and relieve discomfort

           

          MEDICAL IMAGING

            • Develop novel imaging approaches based on positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
            • Create new radiotracers for diagnosis and therapeutic management
            • Improve Canada's isotope supply chain 

             

            MOTHER & CHILD

            • Improve the health of mother and child, from conception to adolescence
            • Understand maternal-fetal health, perinatal inflammation and rare hereditary diseases
            • Identify and prevent environmental hazards to infants
            • Develop obstetric and pediatric clinical research

              

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