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Directors
PRENTKI, Marc
MDRC Director
ALQUIER, Thierry
MDRC Co-Director
POSNER, Barry
MDRC Co-Director
 
Full Members
BERGERON, Raynald
CARPENTIER, André
CHAN, John
CHIASSON, Jean-Louis
DAGHER, Alain
ESTALL, Jennifer
FARAJ, May
FERRON, Mathieu
FULTON, Stephanie
GAUVIN, Lise
GERALDES, Pedro
HAMET, Pavel
HOESLI, Corinne
KOKOEVA, Maia
LAPLANTE, Mathieu  
LAROSE, Louise
LARRIVÉE, Bruno
LAVOIE, Julie
LESAGE, Sylvie
LIM, Gareth
LIU, Jun-Li
MARETTE, André
MICHAUD, Véronique
MITCHELL, Grant
MOUNIER, Catherine
PICARD, Frédéric
PICCIRILLO, Ciriaco
POITOUT, Vincent
RABASA-LHORET, Remi
SANTOSA, Sylvia
SAPIEHA, Przemyslaw
SCHMITZ, Norbert
SLADEK, Robert
SRIVASTAVA, Ashok
STOCHAJ, Ursula
ST-PIERRE, David
TREMBLAY, Johanne
WING, Simon
ZHANG, Shao-Ling
 
Associate Members
BENDAYAN, Moise
GAUDREAU, Pierrette
HADDAD, Pierre
HALLÉ, Jean-Pierre
HEKIMI, Siegfried
LEVY, Emile
MAYSINGER, Dusica
POLYCHRONAKOS, Constantin
PSHEZHETSKY, Alexey
RUDNICKI, Michael
SCREATON, Robert
SEIDAH, Nabil
STRYCHAR, Irène
TURGEON, Jacques

 

 

 

Overview of the Montreal Diabetes Research Center

Diabetes mellitus is a devastating disease, which is reaching epidemic proportions throughout the world. The Montreal Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) consists of a group of leading-edge scientists mainly located in the Montreal area, but also Quebec City, Sherbrooke and Ottawa, who perform basic, clinical and population health research in the fields of diabetes and its complications, as well as obesity and the metabolic syndrome.

More specifically, the MDRC regroups 52 research teams of basic scientists and clinicians from six universities (Université de Montréal, McGill University, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke, University of Ottawa) working in various aspects of both type 1 and 2 diabetes and their complications as well as cardiometabolic disorders. The MDRC was created in 2005 thanks to a major Canada Foundation of Innovation (CFI) infrastructure grant with Dr Marc Prentki as lead investigator. Two subsequent leading-edge CFI infrastructure grants were awarded to the MDRC in 2008 and 2013. The objective of the MDRC is to foster innovative basic, applied and clinical diabetes research and to provide an exceptional student training environment. See our report of activities 2005-2014 for an overview of the MDRC (PDF).

Vision

As a leading-edge diabetes research center in Canada and worldwide in which basic, applied and clinical research are integrated, we search to understand the mechanisms implicated in diabetes and its complications and wish to very significantly contribute to its prevention, treatment and cure.

Mission

By bringing together multidisciplinary teams of researchers from six universities and their affiliated hospitals, the ultimate goals of the MDRC are to:

  • Improve diabetes patients’ care and clinical outcomes by fostering innovative multi-disciplinary research and synergistic collaborations.
  • Provide enabling research infrastructures, funding, communication and administrative supports as well as strategic and scientific leadership.
  • Develop partnerships with other diabetes centers, industry and diabetes organizations.
  • Foster exceptional training of students and young investigators in a stimulatory environment.


The MDRC is supported directly by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Université de Montréal and McGill University; and indirectly by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the US National Institutes of Health and the Canadian Diabetes Association.


 

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