Leading pain geneticist to enhance McGill's long tradition in pain research, thanks to federal CERC program
MONTREAL, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - A representative from the federal government will announce the appointment of an internationally-renowned pain researcher to the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics. The announcement will be made at an event to be held at McGill University, in Montreal, on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 10 a.m.
McGill has been recognized as an international leader in pain research, education and patient care for over half a century. This appointment will dramatically augment and complement McGill's existing strengths in this area and influence Canada's capacity to lead in this field. This announcement marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP), one of the leading pain research centres in the world.
The CERC Program awards world-class researchers up to $10 million over seven years to establish ambitious research programs at Canadian universities. Funding for the CERC in Human Pain Genetics will be matched by an additional $20 million from public and private sources.
|WHO:||A representative from the federal government|
|Prof. Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University|
|Dr. Rosie Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), McGill University|
|Appointee to Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics|
|WHAT:||Appointment of Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics|
|WHEN:||Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 10 a.m.|
|WHERE:||McGill Life Sciences Complex, Bellini Atrium, McGill University|
|3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal|
SOURCE: McGill University
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