The clinical research Institute of Montreal loses its founder

News 9 January, 2018

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    Tuesday, 9 January 2018 11:54

    Tuesday, 9 January 2018 11:54

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    MONTREAL – clinical research Institute of Montreal (IRCM) announced Tuesday the death of its founder, Jacques Genest, Sr. He died last Friday, at the age of 98 years.

    Born in 1919, Dr. Genest has established the first department of biomedical research in a hospital, French-speaking university in Quebec. It is also the origin of the creation of the Fonds de recherche du Québec en santé.

    “A leading Figure in biomedical research in Quebec and author of books and research major on the mechanisms of high blood pressure, Dr Jacques Genest has been invited many times to share his knowledge in clinical research with physicians and researchers from around the world,” said the IRCM by press release.

    The Institute considers that he was an expert in his field. Jacques Genest has written four books and over 700 articles during his career. He has received numerous awards, including the prix Marie-Victorin, and Armand-Frappier, the international Award, Canada Gairdner, the price Stouffer and the award Izaak Walton Killam, as well as the Medal Flavelle of the Royal Society of Canada. He is also a recipient of the medical hall of fame canadian and the Price of the Royal Bank of Canada.