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Lysa Houadj

Medical student

Lysa Houadj est étudiante en 3e année de médecine à l’Université de Sherbrooke. En 2022, on la sélectionne comme récipiendaire de l’une des bourses permettant d’effectuer un stage d’été au Centre de recherche de l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont.

Lysa Houadj is a third-year medical student at Université de Sherbrooke. In 2022, she received a scholarship to take part in a summer internship at the HMR Research Centre. A one-of-akind opportunity made possible by the HMR Foundation and its donors.

Your donations shape tomorrow’s doctors

Lysa joined the laboratory of Dr. Isabelle Brunette, ophthalmologist and cornea researcher in the HMR’s university ophthalmology centre.

Thanks to the training she received there, she was able to deepen and consolidate her knowledge of corneal transplantation, while honing her scientific acumen. Meeting inspiring researchers was one of the highlights of her internship, and she credits it for motivating her to continue her studies. The internship gave Lysa an opportunity to present the findings of her work and to exchange ideas with the research community. Lysa’s immersion in clinical research exceeded her expectations! The overall experience reaffirmed her interest in ophthalmology while confirming her career choice and interest in practicing at HMR.

On behalf of myself and all those who have benefited from the HMR Foundation’s financial support: THANK YOU. It’s
thanks to you that we’re making medical advances!Lysa Houadj



Each year, the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Research Centre hosts interns from a range of scientific fields. In 2022, four students benefited from an internship grant offered by the HMR Foundation, giving them an opportunity to grow and collaborate with senior researchers.