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Jacques Le Lorier: A legacy of passion

University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM)

Jacques Le Lorier: A legacy of passion

Montreal, March 23, 2017--The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) announces that Dr. Jacques Le Lorier is the winner of the Career Award of Excellence, which recognizes the outstanding scientific contribution of a researcher over the course of his/her career. VIDEO: zbit.ly/2nVWJTN

Dr. Le Lorier is the founder and department head of the CRCHUM's pharmacoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology research unit and a professor at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Medicine.

A member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), of the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS) and of several drug evaluation committees, he has published over 150 articles in his career, many in major medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, the JAMA, the British Medical Journal and the Annals of Internal Medicine.

With 50 years of experience in pharmacoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology, Dr. Le Lorier acts as a drug evaluation expert. He has influenced national and international policies concerning drug use and reimbursement. He was the first president of the Quebec Pharmacology Advisory Board and continues to be called upon as an expert in Canada and elsewhere in the world.

In one of his many achievements, he demonstrated that reimbursement of the cost of ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic administered orally for acute pyelonephritis and chronic bronchitis, reduced hospitalizations and represented savings for the public health system. An enthusiastic professor and well-liked mentor, Dr. Le Lorier has trained many generations of physicians, pharmacists and young clinician scientists, and he was twice voted "best teacher" at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Medicine.

Now 76, Dr. Le Lorier continues to be active in research and teaching, devoting time and energy to training young researchers in clinical epidemiology.

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About the CRCHUM's Research Awards of Excellence

Awarded yearly since 2012, the CRCHUM's Research Awards of Excellence are honorary awards given to CHUM researchers who make significant contributions to the advancement of health research. The award winners are selected from among the approximately 150 regular researchers within the institution.

About the CRCHUM

The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) is one of the largest hospital-based research centres in North America. Our mission is to improve the health of adults through a continuum of research from basic science, to population health, to clinical research. More than 1,750 people work at the CRCHUM, including 439 researchers and 700 students and research trainees: crchum.chumontreal.qc.ca/en

Source: University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM)

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Isabelle Girard
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Isabelle.girard.chum@ssss.gouv.qc.ca | @CRCHUM cvrchum.com

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