Canadians for Health Research (CHR), a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of health research named Yves De Koninck researcher of the month for July 2013. CHR recognized Dr. De Koninck for his ground-breaking work in the area of pain research and for his commitment to ensure the 'silent epidemic' of chronic pain is recognized by society. His use of innovative techniques, such as neurophotonics, is evidence of his commitment to finding novel ways to bring relief to pain patients.
On June 17th and 18th was held the 2013 Neurophysics Retreat at La Forêt Montmorency. Nearly 80 professors, researchers and students from the Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec (CRIUSMQ), McGill University and the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont took advantage of the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the place to get acquainted, present their research work and discuss.
Dr. Martin Parent recently received the Jacques-Leblanc prize which recognizes teaching excellence and strong involvement in student training. This prize is given by the ACCEM, the association of graduate students of the Université Laval Faculty of Medicine. Congratulations to Dr. Parent!
The 4th edition of the Open House for CEGEP students was held on April 17th 2013 at the Research Centre of the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec (IUSMQ).
Neurophotonics expert Dr. Daniel Côté is collaborating with brain anatomy specialist Dr.Martin Parent and neurosurgeon Dr.Leo Cantin to develop novel neurosurgery tools through the use of fiber optics. This team made of specialists from the "Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Québec" and Université Laval expect their efforts to produce usable tools by three years.
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