Annual report 2016 - 2017

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During the year, we celebrated 35 years of CRCHUS health discoveries. Also, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) – funded operating grant of the CRCHUS was renewed this year, for which we were awarded a rating of «excellent».

These facts reflect the dynamism of CRCHUS researchers. We will continue deploying efforts to maintain and increase this level of efficiency.

Major achievement

Creation of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research: CRCHUS joins the Network!

Two Sherbrooke teams, led by Dr. André Carpentier and Louis Gendron, will receive a five-year investment of $50 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and several partners for the creation of pan-Canadian research networks in the fight against diabetes and its complications and in the fight against chronic pain.

Patients and their families together with the research teams will develop research projects that focus on their concerns and needs.



Significant Discovery

Oral Vancomycin to Reduce Relapses of Clostridium difficile Infections

Alex Carignan discovered that, when oral vancomycin is administered simultaneously with an antibiotic nontargeted for C. difficile (such as an antibiotic for pneumonia or urinary infection), it effectively prevents recurrences of C. difficile infection in patients that have had at least one relapse in the past. The research team published an article on the subject in the renowned American Journal of Gastroenterology, which belongs to the Nature group. In addition to bringing about a major change to medical practice, this study consolidates the CRCHUS’ status as a North American leader in the epidemiology and treatment of C. difficile infections.

Data for 2016 - 2017

Funding Sources in 2013 -2014
Note: The total amount of funding cited herein may differ from that in the financial statements of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Estrie – Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke, since certain partner grants are managed by the Université de Sherbrooke.
Data for the 6 research axes 2013 -2014
See also CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS (to come) and Fondation du CHUS Annual Report (french).



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