Research Centre on Aging Health and Social Services Centre – University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke



Nicole Dubuc


1036, rue Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 4C4
819 829-7131

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Research areas : 3

Researchers : 44


The Research Centre on Aging (CDRV) is home to approximatively forty researchers who work in a variety of scientific disciplines. The Centre also has around twenty associate researchers and over one hundred people who are committed to research in one form or another. The CDRV is one of the most important centres on aging in Canada. Work conducted at the CDRV can help us all - young and seniors alike – lead more active life and to adopt healthier lifestyles with a view to successful aging. The CDRV supports social initiatives at large to offer the best response to the needs of seniors and to offer them better services.

Research areas Research themes


Principal investigator:
Dominique Lorrain

  • Cognitive and functional rehabilitation
  • Cognition (sleep, emotions, nutrition)
  • Energetic metabolism and body composition
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Diabetes
  • Road safety

Biological mechanisms of Aging

Principal investigator:
Abdelouahed Khalil

  • Immunosenescence, inflammation
  • Molecular regulation of muscle
  • Molecular pharmacology
  • Oxydative stress and atherosclerosis
  • DNA lesions
  • Tissue substitutes

Society, Populations and Services

Principal investigator:
Yves Couturier

  • Nutrition, frailty and functional autonomy of older population
  • Clinical and economic evaluation of healthcare interventions and services
  • Psychosocial, legal and ethical aspects
  • Intervention and professional practices
  • Social interventions and Community
  • Telecare
  • Decisions and end-of-life care

*The mission comes from the centre's website.