$ 1 million will go to the four major pediatric research centers in Quebec
The funds distributed are dedicated to promising projects and will give teams of doctors and researchers the opportunity to investigate specific research axes. The MUHC will study inflammation and infection; Sainte-Justine UHC, neurodevelopment and mental health in children; The CHU de Québec, rare diseases; And the CHU de Sherbrooke, perinatal health problems.
« With this significant contribution, the Foundation of Stars is focusing on excellence and innovation. It will enable sick children to benefit from a unique collaboration between the teams of distinguished researchers and clinicians in each of the centers, as they will share their expertise and make concrete efforts in improving children’s health and providing hope for families », said Dr. Guy Rouleau, neurologist and Director Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of Stars.
More than $ 500,000 invested for young researchers
The Foundation of Stars in partnership with The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) will donate more than $ 500,000 to the next generation!
Ten new training awards in pediatric research will be granted to master’s, PhD and postdoctoral students, totalling nearly $500 000 over three years. As part of this partnership, the Foundation of the stars and the FRQS give the same amount to these promising projects. So each of the organizations will contribute more than $ 250,000, respectively.
For 40 years, the Foundation of Stars has been present at every stage of a child's and adolescent's life, from conception to early adulthood; so that they benefit from the latest advances in pediatric research and that they can fully develop now, and throughout their lives. It seeks to intervene within the major pediatric health fields of excellence as well as in the relevant scientific fields, where the needs are most felt.