MONTRÉAL, Nov. 27, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Frédéric Abergel, President and CEO of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS NIM), is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Sinnett, Ph. D., to the position of Director of Research for the establishment. He is expected to assume his new position on January 14, 2019.
Daniel Sinnett is a renowned researcher in the field of pediatric genetics/genomics and oncology whose research has been the subject of close to 200 publications. With a Doctorate in Biochemistry from Université de Montréal and a post-doctoral degree in Molecular Genetics from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Sinnett is a Full Professor in the Pediatrics Department at Université de Montréal and holds the François-Karl Viau Research Chair in Pediatric Oncogenomics at CHU Sainte-Justine. Dr. Sinnett is involved in a number of major Canadian initiatives in his field, most notably those supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Genome Canada and the Terry Fox Research Institute. He previously held the position of Assistant Director at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre.
As part of his new duties, Dr. Sinnett will oversee research activities at CIUSSS NIM, while actively pursuing the development of this intersectoral centre that integrates biomedical, social and mental health research related to children and teens.
According to Dr. Sinnett: "I'm delighted to be joining the team at CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal! My experience as a researcher and manager has enabled me to develop a fully integrated research vision, where all types of research, including clinical, fundamental, translational and psychosocial, come together in response to questions that focus on the patient and the public. I hope my work at the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal will contribute to the development and rapid transfer of new knowledge that is useful for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for our children, teens and adults."
Frédéric Abergel declared: "We are honoured to be able to rely on a Director of Research as highly esteemed as Daniel Sinnett. As demonstrated by his impressive professional journey, Dr. Sinnett prioritizes interdisciplinarity, intersectorality and the concrete and rapid application of research results. There is no doubt that he will be a major asset for our establishment in terms of innovation related to the care and services that we offer the public. I would also like to extend my most sincere thanks to Dr. Gilles Lavigne, who has provided interim direction for the Research Division since May 2017, and has made an exceptional contribution to the development of the Centre de recherche intégré du CIUSSS NIM."
CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
With 26 health and social services facilities located in five of Montréal's boroughs, the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'Île-Montréal is responsible for organizing and developing health and social services for the 436,000 Montréalers within its territory. It also offers specialized services, primarily in traumatology, respiratory health, cardiovascular and mental health, to 1.8 million Quebecers in other regions. The CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, which is affiliated with Université de Montréal, focuses on three major fields of research: biomedical, social and mental health affecting children and teens.
SOURCE Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de service sociaux du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS NIM)
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