Québec Network for Research on Aging

 

Director

Pierrette Gaudreau
pierrette.gaudreau@umontreal.ca

Assistant Director

José A. Morais
jose.morais@mcgill.ca

Address

Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
Technopôle Angus, door 311
2901 Rachel East Street
Montréal, QC
H1W 4A4 

Website

www.rqrv.com


Thematic groups: 8

Researchers: 208

Mission

RQRV's mission is to support interdisciplinary and interuniversity research on aging, based on a variety of methodological approaches; to champion increased research capacity in this field; to promote the development of critical masses of researchers and students in the field of aging, their networking with one another, and their leadership at the Canadian and in ternational levels; and to stimulate and facilitate the creation of partnerships among the Network's research teams as well as with public and private institutions.

All of these elements of the Network's mission must be accomplished within a framework of open exchange of information and transfer and sharing of knowledge, not only within the scientific community, but also with the general public, health-care managers, health-care professionals, and health policy makers. The Network's ultimate goal in carrying out this mission is to increase knowledge about the biological, clinical, demographic, social, and societal aspects of aging. The purpose of the Network's research results is to promote successful aging, to help prevent or delay the onset of frailty and its harmful consequences, and to improve quality of life, quality of care, and the organization of health-care services for seniors, while recognizing their specific needs.

Thematic groups Responsible(s)

Cognition

Sylvie Belleville,
McGill University

Mental health

Richard Boyer,
Université de Montréal

Nutrition

Guylaine Ferland,
Université de Montréal

Danielle Jacques,
Université de Sherbrooke

Incontinence and sexuality

Chantal Dumoulin,
Université de Montréal

Adaptation, Rehabilitation and Gerontechnology

Claude Vincent,
Université Sherbrooke

Evaluation of LTC interventions

Philippe Voyer,
Université Laval

Interaction and social support

Hélène Carbonneau,
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Organisation and evaluation of services

Nicole Dubuc,
Université Sherbrooke

Consortium Responsible

Quebec Longitidinal Study

Hélène Payette,
Université de Sherbrooke

 

Common research platforms Responsible(s)

Colonies de rats et de souris âgés et plateforme de phénotypage

Guylaine Ferland,
Université de Montréal

Pierrette Gaudreau,
Université de Montréal
Frédéric Picard,
Université Laval

Banque d'instruments francophones

Gina Bravo,
Université de Sherbrooke

*The mission comes from the network's website.