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, porte 311
2901, rue Rachel est
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 Affiliation

Cognition

Responsable :
Sylvie Belleville

  • Université McGill

Mental health

Responsable :
Richard Boyer

  • Université de Montréal

Nutrition

Responsables :
Guylaine Ferland
Danielle Jacques

  • Université de Montréal
  • Université de Sherbrooke

Incontinence and sexuality

Responsable :
Chantal Dumoulin

  • Université de Montréal

Geriatric Rehabilitation and Gerontechnology

Responsable :
Claude Vincent

  • Université Sherbrooke

Long-Term Care

Responsable :
Philippe Voyer

  • Université Laval

Social Interaction and Social Support

Responsable :
Hélène Carbonneau

  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Health Care and Services

Responsable :
Nicole Dubuc

  • Université Sherbrooke
Consortium Affiliation

Études longitudinales québécoises

Responsable :
Hélène Payette

  • Université de Sherbrooke
Plateformes communes de recherche Affiliation

Colonies de rats et de souris âgés et plateforme de phénotypage

Responsables :
Guylaine Ferland
Pierrette Gaudreau
Frédéric Picard

  • Université de Montréal
  • Université Laval

Banque d'instruments francophones

Responsable :
Gina Bravo

  • Université de Sherbrooke

*The mission comes from the network's website.