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Laura Labonté

Doctoral student
Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program
and Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Congratulations to Laura Labonté, the April 2016 winner of the FRQS Étudiante-chercheuse étoile award in the Fonds santé category. Her research on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Dr. Jean Bourbeau's laboratory led to the award-winning publication in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The research demonstrates that the overall health system burden of exacerbation in those with undiagnosed COPD is more considerable than was previously thought. If these patients were recognized, providing proper therapy could potentially reduce hospital admissions. Laura is now beginning medical studies at McGill. (Read more)