Drs. Luc Boileau and Abraham Fuks are appointed to the IRCM's Board of Directors

MONTREAL, June 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Drs. Luc Boileau and Abraham Fuks joined the Board of Directors at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM). Their appointment was confirmed during the annual general meeting held yesterday.

"The IRCM's Board of Directors is proud to welcome Drs. Boileau and Fuks," says Louise Lambert-Lagacé, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. "Their extensive expertise and great knowledge of academia, public health and research represent an important contribution to the institute."

About Luc Boileau
Luc Boileau is President and Director General of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. He obtained his MD from the Université de Sherbrooke and is a specialist in public health. Over the past 25 years, he gained extensive experience in the management of health care facilities and public health organizations, as well as in the regional governance of health systems.

About Abraham Fuks
Abraham Fuks served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University from 1995 to 2006. He obtained his MD from McGill University, where he received his initial faculty position in 1978. His research interests have included the immunogenetics of diabetes, the biology of tumour-associated antigens, and the ethical aspects of clinical trials involving human subjects. He was also Chairman of the Institutional Review Board at McGill University for several years.

About the IRCM
The IRCM (www.ircm.qc.ca) is a renowned biomedical research institution located in the heart of Montréal's university district. Founded in 1967, it is currently comprised of 37 research units and four clinics specialized in cholesterol, hypertension, cystic fibrosis and diabetes and obesity. The IRCM is affiliated with the Université de Montréal and its clinic is associated with the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). The IRCM also maintains a long-standing association with McGill University. The IRCM receives support from the Quebec ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.

You can find the new members' complete biographies and the list of other IRCM Foundation Board members by visiting the website www.ircm.qc.ca.

SOURCE: Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

For further information:

Lucette Thériault
Communications Director (IRCM)
lucette.theriault@ircm.qc.ca
(514) 987-5535

Julie Langelier
Communications Officer (IRCM)
julie.langelier@ircm.qc.ca
(514) 987-5555

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