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Message from the Interim Executive Director

Bruce Mazer, MD

Dear colleagues and friends of the RI-MUHC,

Research across the lifespan is one of the most defining features of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). We harness world-class strengths in child health research with top-flight research in related disciplines in adult medicine, surgery, nursing and rehabilitation.

In 2018-2019 our successes included ground-breaking work relating to health outcomes in transplantation, infectious diseases, and unique patient self-monitoring applications. We realized advances in fundamental and clinical research with impact across the lifespan in such fields as oncology, respiratory medicine, neurosciences and metabolic disease. Continuing a tradition of excellence, this year our international collaborations spanned the globe, across 67 countries.

To complement our Glen site facilities, in fall 2019 we are set to inaugurate newly renovated, state-of-the-art research facilities at the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC, including a one-of-a-kind Surgical Innovation Platform developed by the McGill Department of Surgery and our Injury Repair Recovery Program. This meeting ground for engineers, basic researchers, software engineers, clinician-scientists, MBA students and research trainees lays the basis for technological innovation at a level that can lead to staggering advances in patient care. It offers a major opportunity for growth in the ways that our researchers are both vital partners in our world-class hospital, the MUHC, and contributors to the global healthcare ecosystem.

Read on to meet RI-MUHC scientists who are committed to innovation, attacking the most perplexing and complex health problems locally and globally.

I hope you enjoy browsing our website.

Bruce Mazer, MD