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Welcome

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The main objective of this lab is to improve the quality of life by :

  • Defining how cardiovascular conditions and aging affect the regulation of cerebral circulation, and determining how these alterations impact the function of the brain;

  • Identifying pharmacological and non pharmacological approaches to prevent vascular dementia and Alzheimer disease;

  • Understanding how cells of the neurovascular unit communicate between themselves in order to ensure a global approach that considers brain homeostasis as a fundamental point to maintain brain’s health.

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About

Hélène Girouard, PhD

Full Professor

Training

2002:  PhD, cardiovascular physiology, Université de Montréal under the supervision of Dr. J. de Champlain, a specialist in the field of hypertension.

2003-2006 :  fellowship on the study of cerebrovascular regulation, Weill Medical College, Cornell University under the supervision of Dr. C. Iadecola.

2006-2008:  fellowship on the study of cerebrovascular regulation, Vermont University under the supervision of Dr. Mark T Nelson.

Awards and Honors as an Independent Investigator

2024: Recognition Award of the Société Québécoise d'Hypertension Artérielle (SQHA)

 

2022: Merit researcher scholarship, FRQ-S.

 

2016: Jacques de Champlain FRSQ-SQHA Excellence Award

2015: Elected ‘Fellow of the American Heart Association’ (this title is obtained in recognition of professional and scientific achievements as well as leadership and involvement in the cardiovascular field).


2014: Merck, New researcher award from the Société Québécoise d'Hypertension Artérielle (SQHA).


2012: Young Investigator Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.


2008: “Hot Topic”, Brain Energy Metabolism & Blood Flow (Gordon Conference).

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