Honors

Honors reward hard work and determination. The pulmonary hypertension research group has accumulated honors in recent years. These mentions have contributed to the international reputation of the group.

2021

Dr Vicky Mai

Best Clinical Research Abstract Award, Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute annual meeting (PVRI)

Yann Grobs

Best Basic Research Abstract Award, Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute annual meeting (PVRI)

Alice Bourgeois is named to the Honor Roll of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Alice was unanimously awarded ‘excellent’ for her Master’s thesis, earning her a place on the honor roll of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of Laval University. This Table highlights the exceptional quality of the academic record and the excellence of graduate students.

2020

Nomination of Dr Steeve Provencher as Director of the Pulmonology Research Axis at the IUCPQ-UL Research Center

Dr Steeve Provencher will take over for Dr François Maltais, who served since 1998, as the Director of the pulmonology research axis at the Heart and Lung Institute. This nomination will be effective from December 1st, 2020

Alice Bourgeois

Emerging Research Award from the Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval

Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award for the best Canadian abstract, American Heart Association (AHA)

Émilie Breton-Gagnon

Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master Award (CGS-M)

Géraldine Vitry

Paroian Family PH Research Scholarship, Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada

Abstract scholarship, awarded to individuals based on the quality of abstracts submitted at American Thoracic Society Conference.

Scholarship from the French national space agency

Dr Tsukasa Shimauchi

Abstract Scholarship Award from the American Thoracic Society Public Advisory Roundtable (ATS PAR)

Jane Morse Award for the highest rated abstract in the Pulmonary Hypertension category submitted to the Assembly on Pulmonary Circulation, American Thoracic Society

Japanese Circulation Society annual meeting 2020 Travel Award (declined due to COVID-19)

Best Abstract Basic Research Award, Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute annual meeting

Travel Award from Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Dr Annie Christine Lajoie

American Thoracic Society ASPIRE Fellowship Award

Dr Vicky Mai

Award from the Financière des Professionnels, to encourage the development and maintenance of academic excellence, Laval University

2019

The Pulmonary Hypertension Research Group stands out at PVRI 2019

Different members of our research group received some prestigious awards at Pulmonary Vascular Institute annual World congress.

  • Dr Sébastien Bonnet: Recognition award, leading the scientific program
  • Dr Steeve Provencher: Recognition award, leading the scientific program
  • Dr Roxane Paulin: Young researcher presentation award and travel award
  • Dr Olivier Boucherat: Young researcher abstract/poster award
Dr Sébastien Bonnet and Dr Steeve Provencher received Yves Morin Award 2019

Yves Morin Award is to highlight the quality of the supervision of graduate students or residents and the transcription of their passion for research. Faculty of Medicine, Laval University

Dr Vicky Mai

Distinction in research (publication) Award, Department of Medicine, Université Laval

First Author Publication Award, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University

Clinical research Award from the Fonds de bourses santé durable, Laval University

Dr Simon Lemieux

Best oral presentation (postdoc/resident), CRIUCPQ research day

Reginald-Langelier Fellowship recipient for oral presentation at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Conference

Dr Tsukasa Shimauchi

3CPR Junior Investigator Travel Grant, American Heart Association

Alice Bourgeois

Doctoral Training Scholarship, Fond de recherche du Québec – santé (FRQS)

Emilie Breton Gagnon

AMCEL Teacher Academic Support Scholarship from the Department of Medicine, Laval University

Dr Junichi Omura

Best Abstract Award in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, ERS International Congress

Finalist for the Cournand and Comroe Award for early career research and achievements, American Heart Association

Travel Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Dr Annie Christine Lajoie

CSCI/CIHR Award for the best resident research project conducted during a RCPSC/CFPC training program

Recipient of the prestigious McLaughlin’s Scholarship from the dean of Laval University

Dr Keiko Yamamoto

Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Karima Habbout

Scholarship from the Fonds de recherche Québec – santé (FRQS)

PHA Canada Mohammed Family Research Scholarship Recipient

2018

Pulmonary Hypertension Research Group Honoured at American Heart Association Conference
  • Dr François Potus: Finalist for the Cournand and Comroe Award for early career research and achievements, American Heart Association
  • Dr Junichi Omura: Best Abstract Award in Pulmonary arterial hypertension and Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award for the best Canadian abstract
  • Alice Bourgeois: Travel Award
  • Karima Habbout: Travel Award
Dre Roxane Paulin, Dr Steeve Provencher, Alice Bourgeois, Dr Sébastien Bonnet, Dr Junichi Omura, Dr Olivier Boucherat, Karima
Dr Olivier Boucherat

Dr. Boucherat receives the prestigious New Investigator Award from the Heart and Stroke foundation of Canada (declined)

Dr Jolyane Meloche

Jolyane Meloche named to the honour roll of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University

Dr Annie Christine Lajoie

Medical Resident’s Leadership Award, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University

Dr Charles-Antoine Guay

Leadership and Sustainable Development Scholarship, Université Laval

Clinical Research Award from the Fonds de bourses santé durable

Alice Bourgeois

Presentation Award, Master’s degree, pneumology axis, scientific days of IUCPQ research center.

2017

The Pulmonary Hypertension Research Group stands out to AHA 2017

During the American Heart Association congress which was taking place November 11-15th 2017, 3 members of Pulmonary Hypertension Research Group standed out:

  • Dr Benoît Ranchoux has been finalist to the prestigious Cournand and Comroe award for his presentation on a new pre-clinic model on pulmonary hypertension after a cardiac disease.
  • Dr Junichi Omura received the ATVB Travel Award for Young investigator on his presentation on ADAMTS8 in promotion of pulmonary hypertension and heart failure.
  • Caroline Lambert received the 3CPR Travel Award for her presentation of the role of transcription factor FOXM1 in PAH.
François Potus

On November 6, 2017, François Potus was named to the honour roll of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies following his thesis defence entitled: Pulmonary Hypertension: Beyond the Lung.

Annie Christine Lajoie

Research Award – Department of Internal Medicine, Laval University

Alice Bourgeois

Mohammed Family PH Research Scholaship from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada

Caroline Lambert remporte un prix de présentation, CRIUCPQ 2017

At the IUCPQ Research Centre’s Scientific Days in June 2017, Caroline Lambert won the 2nd Poster Presentation Award – Research Professionals section.

Sophie Chabot

Dean’s Honour Roll, Laval University

2016

Dr Olivier Boucherat

Finalist for the Cournand et Comroe Award

During American Heart association Meeting in November 2016, Dr Olivier Boucherat has been named as a finalist for the Cournand and Comroe Award. This Awards recognize the research and achievements of early career researchers and encourage them to continue their research in biomedical sciences.

Leadership Award from American Thoracic Society/Rino Aldriguetti

In June 2016, Dr Olivier Boucherat received the leadership award from American Thoracic Society/Rino Aldrighetti.  The Rino Aldrighetti program, named in honour of the first president of the association of pulmonary hypertension, provides career support to young researchers who have a strong and sustained impact in pulmonary hypertension research.

ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Award

At the American Thoracic Society Conference held in May 2016, Dr Boucherat received the ENTELLIGENCE young investigator Award. ENTELLIGENCE is a program for basic science, translational, and clinical research in the field of cardiopulmonary medicine.

The program provides opportunities for individual young investigators to promote quality medical care and enhance patients’ lives by supporting research in pulmonary hypertension (PH) related to expanding our knowledge of the pathways involved in pulmonary vascular pathobiology.

3 recipients at the CRIUCPQ Scientific Days 2016

In June 2016, the scientific days of the IUCPQ research centre were held and 3 members of the group distinguished themselves:

  • Jolyane Meloche won the Best Poster Presentation Award in the Ph.D. division – Pulmonology Axis
  • François Potus won the prize for the best oral presentation in the Ph.D. division – Pulmonology axis
  • Valérie Nadeau won the Best Poster Presentation Award in the Research Professional division

Congratulations!

Dr Valérie Nadeau

In November 2016, Valérie Nadeau received a travel grant for her presentation of the role of Macitentan in angiogenesis in PAH for the American Heart Association International Meeting

Jolyane Meloche

Research Recognition Award from American Physiological Society, Cardiovascular Section

Travel Award by the Quebec Respiratory Health research Network (QRHN)

Simon Malenfant

Early Career Physiologist Travel Award, Experimental Biology

FRQS postdoctoral fellowship award

Travel Award by the Quebec Respiratory Health research Network (QRHN)

James C. Hogg Award for the best abstract in Clinical Research, Canadian Thoracic Society

Charles-Antoine Guay

Leadership and Sustainability Scholarship, Laval University

Summer Research Internship Award from Faculty of Medicine, Laval University

Annie Christine Lajoie

First place – Presentation of a research project at the Scientific Day of the Department of Internal Medicine at Laval University

Sophie Chabot

CRIUCPQ scholarship award

Virginine F. Tanguay

PHA Canada Studentship 2016

François Potus

Travel Award by the Quebec Respiratory Health research Network (QRHN)

3CPR Junior Investigator Travel Stipend, American Heart Association

Karima Habbout

Pierre J. Durand Recruitment Scholarship

2015

Jolyane Meloche receives the Oral Presentation Award – Pulmonology Axis during the IUCPQ Research Center Scientific Days 2015

Jolyane Meloche is the proud recipient of the Oral Presentation Award – Pulmonology Axis at the Heart and Lung Institute Research Center Scientific Days, held on June 1 and 2, 2015.

Dr Bonnet receives ERS Research Award 2015

Dr Bonnet will receive the Amsterdam Congress Program Committee’s ERS Prize in Pulmonary Hypertension on September 27, 2015 for his project entitled: “Comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to study the molecular mechanism of right ventricule (RV) failure in PAH.” A grant of 36,000 euros will be offered to the Institution.

Dr Bonnet receives the Louise Rousselle-Trottier Award from HSF

On November 20, Dr. Sébastien Bonnet won the Louise Rousselle-Trottier Award.

This award was presented by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec for its study entitled “Role for DNA damage signaling in Pulmonary Hypertension”.

This award of excellence is presented to a researcher who has achieved the highest evaluation score in a hypertension research project.

Ms Josée Giguère (Director, Community Development, Quebec, HSF) presenting the award to Dr Bonnet

Present at the award ceremony: Dr Denis Richard (Scientific Director of Quebec Heart and Lung Institute Research Center), Dr Steeve Provencher and Jolyane Meloche.

Dr Sébastien Bonnet et Mme Josée Giguère
Dr Denis Richard, Dr Bonnet et Mme Giguère
Dr Richard, Jolyane Meloche, Dr Steeve Provencher

Thank you and congratulations to the team!

“Dr Provencher and I are very proud of our team. We want to thanks all sommes très fiers de notre équipe. We want to thank them. Congratulations to all

Valérie Nadeau, Sandra Breuils-Bonnet, François Potus, Simon Malenfant, Grégoire Ruffenach, Sébastien Bonnet, Ève Tremblay, Jolyane Meloche, Marie Le Guen, Renée Paradis, Myriam Savard.
Sophie Chabot

Junior Investigator Travel Stipend, AHA 2015

Paroian Family PHA Canada Research Scholarship Award, PHA Canada 2015

RSR-FRQS scholarship award 2015

Jolyane Meloche

BCVS International Travel Grant, American Heart Association

Grand défi Pierre Lavoie Foundation Award

Seahorse Travel Award – Experimental Biology

Simon Malenfant

Grant for publication as first author, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University

Claude-Bouchard-et-Monique-Chagnon Scholarship from kinesiology department, Laval University

CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.

François Potus

Abstract scholarship, American Thoracic Society Meeting 2015, Denver, USA

Grant for publication as first author from Faculty of Medicine, Laval University

2014

François Potus receives the 2014 Cardiopulmonary Best Abstract Award

François Potus receives this award as the first author of the scientific abstract with the best evaluation of all abstracts from the cardio-pulmonary section of the International Conference of the American Heart Association.

Role for Mir-126 in Right Ventricle Failure in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

François Potus won the FRQS Award

The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) Award for the best oral presentation at the Scientific Days of IUCPQ Research Center was awarded to Mr François Potus, doctoral student under the supervision of Dr Sébastien Bonnet, for its presentation entitled ” Role of miR-126 in right heart decompensation in pulmonary arterial hypertension”.

During these research days, 34 oral presentations and 68 posters presentations were made by students and research professionals.

Dr Denis Richard, Director of IUCPQ research center, M François Potus, awarded, and Ms Line Grisé, President of the University Affairs and Innovation Committee.

François Potus receives the James C Hogg Award

François Potus, M. Sc., doctoral student in molecular and cellular biology, with Dr Sébastien Bonnet (left) and Dr Steeve Provencher (right).

François shows its James C. Hogg Award from the Canadian Thoracic Society for best abstract in basic research submitted/presented at ATS Conference by a young Canadian investigator.

Congratulations François!

Simon Malenfant receives a presentation award

Simon Malenfant receives the Best Presentation Award at Research Days of IUCPQ Research Center from Dr Denis Richard, scientific director (left) and Dr François Maltais, director of the pulmonology axis (right).

Jolyane Meloche

Winner of the FRQS Award as the best student-researcher in July 2014 with her publication entitled ‘Role for DNA damage signaling in pulmonary arterial hypertension’.  Its publication appeared in: Circulation 2014;129:786-797.

International Early Career Physiologist Travel Award – Experimental Biology

Sir John Vane Award, European Respiratory Society

Young investigator travel award, American Thoracic Society

BCVS International Travel Grant, American Heart Association

François Potus

James C. Hogg Award for the best abstract in Basic Research, Canadian Thoracic Society 2014

Young investigator travel award, ATS 2014

Award of Excellence, Scientific days of IUCPQ Research Center.

IUCPQ Research Center Scholarship

Simon Malenfant

Grant for publication as first author, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University

Claude-Bouchard-et-Monique-Chagnon Scholarship from kinesiology department, Laval University

Canadian Institute of Health Research Travel Award: Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health Community Support

Best Poster Presentation, Scientific days of the IUCPQ Research Center Prix du meilleur poster

Peripheral Vascular Disease Fit Travel Stipend, AHA

2013

Jolyane Meloche

2013 International Early Career Physiologist Traval Award – American Physiological Society.

Next Generation Research Award from the Faculty of Medicine, Laval University.  This award recognizes the quality of the academic record and the involvement in the scientific community. Dr Couet offers the award to Jolyane.

François Potus

Young Investigator Award, Sept 2013 Grover Conference, Sedalia, Colorado, USA

Cardiovascular Section Research Recognition Award by the American Physiology Society,Experimental Biology Conference, April 20-24

IUCPQ Research Center Scholarship

Simon Malenfant

FRQS Scholarship 2013-2016

2012

Jolyane Meloche

Doctoral student oral presentation award, Scientific days of IUCPQ Research center

Best Oral Presentation, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University

Simon Malenfant

Doctoral Scholarship from IUCPQ Research center

Travel Award from association of researchers of the Faculty of Medicine, Laval University

François Potus

Merck Grant, Scientific days of IUCPQ Research center

2011

Simon Malenfant

Master Scholarship from IUCPQ Research center

Vincent Mainguy

Best Poster Presentation – APPQ-RSR Conference, FRSQ

Best Oral Presentation – COPD grouping

Student Involvement Recognition – Laval University

2010

Simon Malenfant

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada – declined

Master Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University

Vincent Mainguy

Scholarship, Doctoral program, J.D. Bégin Foundation

Next Generation Research Award, Laval University

Best Oral Presentation, Scientific days of IUCPQ Research center