Young Researchers with a Bright Future

Since 2012, the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR) Foundation has joined forces with the HMR Research Centre to award scholarships for summer research projects. Thanks to this program, students receive $6,500 scholarships for 16-week research internships. Each year, the HMR Research Centre attracts a number of students who want to work in an exceptional learning environment.

Découvrez les profils de nos quatre boursiers d’exception en 2017 :






Anne-Frédérique Brizard – Université de Montréal

Internship under the supervision of Dr. Nathalie Labrecque

Research project:

  • Immunotherapy 

This project consists of using white blood cells to fight against and eliminate cancer cells. An effective and innovative therapy, it aims to determine the role of BAP1 in the biology of white blood cells. BAP1 is a protein that regulates the survival and functions of a cell. Modulating the activity of this protein could improve the functionality and survival of white blood cells and offer a unique opportunity to maximize immunotherapy of the cancer.

Sabrina Evans – McGill University

Internship under the supervision of Dr. Mike Sapieha

Research project:

  • Type 2 diabetes  

Weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes helps keep it under control. Sabrina Evans contributed to demonstrating the protective effect of Neuropilin-1 (NRP-1) related to weight loss. NRP-1 protects against excessive weight gain and against the resulting metabolic complications. NRP-1 may also present a new therapeutic target in the treatment of metabolic diseases.

Félix Lombard – Université de Montréal

Internship under the supervision of Dr. Sylvie Lesage

Research project:

  • Type 1 diabetes 

Identifying certain genes involved in the development of type 1 diabetes as well as characterizing their involvement in various immunological processes are at the core of Félix Lombard’s research. Identifying these genes will ultimately enable the identification of individuals who are at risk of developing diabetes and help provide more accurate care to patients.

Simon Schreiber – Université de Montréal

Internship under the supervision of Dr. Jean-Philippe Lafrance

Research project:

  • Nephrology 

Using this epidemiological study to identify the physical constraints representing a risk of infection for dialysis patients would enable the correction of modifiable factors that have a direct impact on patients and weigh heavily on health care costs in Quebec. Right now, although it is very expensive, dialysis remains the most accessible therapy for people suffering from kidney failure.

The HMR Foundation wishes these young researchers every success and hopes to count them among the next generation to develop innovative therapies at the Research Centre over the next few years.

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