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Rhian M. Touyz, MBBCh, M.Sc. (Med), PhD, FRCP, FRSE, FMedSci, FCAHS
Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
Dr. Phil Gold Chair in Medicine, McGill University

Open Position
Executive Assistant

Indra Gupta, MD

Deputy Director, RI-MUHC

Louise Pilote, MD, PhD
Deputy Director, RI-MUHC
Gilbert Tordjman, CPA
Chief Operating and Development Officer

Daniela Zorzetti
Executive Assistant
514 934-1934 ext. 71429

Clinical Research
The McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM) of the RI-MUHC is an academic research organization that provides the infrastructure to support researchers and sponsors in the design, initiation, conduct and reporting of interdisciplinary clinical research studies. It provides researchers with facilities to carry out their clinical research and access to equipment dedicated solely to research. Additionally, it offers information and expertise in clinical studies.
Jean Bourbeau, MD, M.Sc., FRCP(c)
Director, Centre for Innovative Medicine
Nadine Al Hage Ali, M.Sc.
Director of Operations, Centre for Innovative Medicine

The Finance Division oversees institutional financial reporting and budgeting, purchasing, accounts payable and banking, payroll, general accounting, and management of the institute's P-Card program.
Vesna Pankovska
Director, Finance
Payment and reimbursement
514 934-1934 ext. 44545
Fax: 514 934-8302
Banking and general questions
514 934-1934 ext. 44600
514 934-1934 ext. 44664 / 44646
Fax: 514 934-8426

Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety
Human Resources works in collaboration with the research community and administrative divisions. The strength of the RI-MUHC comes from the quality and diversity of its people, who work to support the mission and vision of the RI-MUHC. Its work environment is characterized by diversity, equity, trust, and mutual respect.

Environmental Health and Safety works together with the institute's community to ensure a safe and secure environment through the provision of educational, consultative, and compliance services.

Sonia Rea, CRHA
Director, Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety Division
Careers at the RI-MUHC
HR Service Centre (for members of the RI-MUHC community)
Environmental Health and Safety

Research Informatics and Information Technology
The role of the Research Informatics and Information Technology Division is to support information needs through planning, developing, implementing, maintaining and monitoring hardware, software, and logical structure and systems.

Anou Banghit
Director of Research Informatics and I.T.
Contact information
Research Grants
The Research Grants Department offers a full range of pre-award and post-award services. It serves as a liaison between researchers, administrators, sponsors, and funding agencies. The Pre-awards office supports researchers in their pursuit of external funding. The Research Agreements Office reviews, negotiates and executes all contracts between the investigator, the institution and the sponsor for industry-sponsored research projects as well as agency- and foundation-funded research projects involving collaborations with other health centres and university hospitals. The Institutional Performance Office is responsible for managing and analysing data to help guide strategic decision making.

Susan James, MBA
Director, Research Services
Research Grants Office (post-award)
Research Agreements Office


Technical Services
The Facilities, Planning and Project Management Department is responsible for all activities relevant to the acquisition, maintenance and usage of core facilities, managing construction and renovation projects for research on all our sites.
The Biomedical Engineering and Equipment Planning Department is responsible for all activities relevant to the maintenance, calibration, decontamination, certification, acquisition, monitoring, training, and usage of RI-MUHC laboratory and clinical equipment.
Rami Tohme, P.eng., MEng
Director, Technical Services
Facilities Planning and Project Management
Biomedical Engineering and Equipment Planning

Marketing and Communications
The Marketing and Communications team uses multichannel communications to promote collaboration, engagement and high-impact science at the Research Institute of the MUHC and with its vital partners. We promote our researchers’ world-class work in biomedical research, celebrating publications, awards and funding, as well as promoting a myriad of scientific events.
Catriona McDonald
Director, Marketing and Communications
News media and public relations inquiries:
All other research communications inquiries:

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