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Training Scholarships

The training program in obesity, unique in Canada, arises from the ‘Excellence, Innovation and Advancement in the Study of Obesity and Healthy Body Weight’ strategic initiative of the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD), an arm of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Ten (10) $15,000 research scholarships are given annually to aspiring M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. This program aims at developing training in obesity related to themes considered a priority by the training program researchers. These research themes are:

  • Metabolic syndrome and visceral obesity – Jean-Pierre Després
  • Lipid and adipose tissue metabolism – Yves Deshaies
  • Nutrition and obesity – Angelo Tremblay
  • Extreme obesity and bariatric surgery – Picard Marceau
  • Heart and obesity – Paul Poirier
  • Sleep apnea, COPD and obesity – Frédéric Sériès
  • Behaviour and obesity – Gaston Godin
  • Diabetes and insulin-resistance – André Marette
  • Genetics and obesity – Louis Pérusse
  • Neurobiology of obesity – Denis Richard
  • Each leader awards a scholarship in relation to his research interests to one of his own or colleague’s students. Co-supervision of the trainees is highly recommended. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students. Merit of the candidates is evaluated according to assessment criteria established by the Training Program leaders, who award the studentships after due evaluation through committee review. The research supervision complements the training scholarship so as to meet the standards set by the CIHR.

    Postdoctoral Awards

    Postdoctoral Awards

    Two postdoctoral research awards are given annually to candidates who recently got their Ph.D. (or equivalent) from a university (other than Université Laval) and who shows interest in getting an outstanding basic or clinical research training in the etiology, the consequences, and the treatment of obesity.
    This program discriminates in favour of Canadian candidates with an interest to the above mentioned themes. This $30,000 yearly award (a complement is given by the director) is valid for two years.
    Ce programme privilégie les candidatures canadiennes autour des thèmes précédents:

    Clinical and Research Monitor in Bariatric Surgery (Fellow)


    The Department of Surgery of the Institut universtaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec (IUCPQ), in connection with the obesity training program sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is offering a Clinical Monitor position in bariatric surgery directed towards basic and clinical research in obesity (etiology, complications, and surgical treatment). The surgeons of the Department of General Surgery of the IUCPQ are widely recognized for their research on biliopancreatic bypass with duodenal switch surgery, and they are part of the multidisciplinary obesity research group of Québec.

    City: Québec, QC
    Location: IUCPQ
    Clinical Specialty: Bariatric surgery
    Prerequisite: Doctor of Medicine, must have completed the surgery residency program, EECMC (Canada) or USMLE STEP II (USA) or equivalent.
    Applicants should send their letter of intention and curriculum vitae to Dr Simon Biron.

    Clinical Monitor in Cardiology and Obesity (Fellow)
    The Department of Cardiology of the IUCPQ, in connection with the obesity training program sponsored by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), is offering a Clinical Monitor position in cardiology directed towards basic and clinical research in obesity.

    For more information, please contact Dr Paul Poirier

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