The first sod was lifted on May 6 to begin construction on the Precision Health and Translational Research Pavilion (PSPRT). Located on the center of the University de Sherbrooke Health Campus, the নতুন 65.5 million brand new building will be completed in the next two years.
The work began in the presence of the MNA of St. Francois, Mrs. Genevieve Hebert, the Rector of the University de Sherbrooke, Professor Pierre Cassette, and the Assistant Rector and Vice-Rector of Administration and Sustainable Development, Professor Denise Remillard. And Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences;Me Robin Mary Coleman.
This pavilion will be an undeniable resource for the research of the University de Sherbrooke.
Today we are starting the construction work of this pavilion for which we have worked hard for many years with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The pavilion will allow the University de Sherbrooke to be a leader in research, in its concrete applications for the benefit of the people, and in Quebec’s precise health. The purpose of this new building is to develop a personalized approach based on interdisciplinary research in the implementation of care and services aimed at maintaining human health.
Pierre Cassette, Rector of UdeS
We have designed this pavilion in such a way as to create a comfortable living and working environment where the community can work and learn better, added the professor. This is our largest construction site. It will draw on the expertise of our project management teams to create this flagship building on the Health Campus, both in terms of its construction quality and its functionality and its aesthetics.
Dennis Remillard, Assistant Rector and Vice-Rector for Administration and Sustainable Development at UDS
The Quebec government is investing 35.5 million in the project, announced in 2018:
I am pleased to be with you today to represent the significant contribution of our Government to this major structural project for the impact of our University. This milestone in the development of research is another step in the tradition of innovation that characterizes the University de Sherbrooke. This modern faculty complex will be the pride of our entire region.
Geneva Hebert, MNA of St.-Francois and Deputy Government Whip
“Special attention will be paid to sustainable development for the construction of this new building in accordance with government guidelines and the university’s sustainable development strategy,” Dennis Remillard noted. Thus, energy efficiency measures will be integrated into the project to reduce GHG emissions from this new building, especially in geothermal wells. A
CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS is proud to contribute to this committed project with the land where this new pavilion will be built in the form of an emphyteutic lease. Our organization firmly believes in the immense potential of these new facilities and has therefore made every effort in the last few years to support the progress of this file, especially with the Ministry of Health and Social Services. Thanks to all these strengths that this project is being implemented today. This collaboration marks an important milestone in the long-term partnership that unites our institution and Sherbrooke University in research and education.
Robin Marie Coleman, CIUSSS de l’Estrie – Deputy President and CEO of CHUS
“Implementation of the PSPRT will make a significant contribution to the development of care and service delivery for our users as well as the entire population of Quebec and beyond,” she continued.Me Coleman. The promising work that will be done there will contribute to the already enviable position of our research infrastructure in the national and international arena. At home, we can be proud to have all these skills in Esther. A
The pavilion will address the lack of space for research and undergraduate study on the health campus and will allow the expansion of research activities of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The complex will also support the fundamental change that is currently going on through research in precision medicine and health sciences: digital transformation.
PSPRT concept: Working together to improve healthcare
In addition to existing infrastructure, PSPRT will promote the development of fine health and translational research. Clearly, this is research that ranges from basic discoveries to changes in clinical practice and directly to patient care, with the help of digital health data.
Thus grouped together in the same pavilion, research teams will be able to better collaborate, optimizing both clinical decision support tools that improve the healthcare pathway and accelerate new therapies for chronic diseases. So in order to promote the emergence of new concepts in the field of health from this point of view of openness, exchange and sharing, about forty groups of different branches will have intercourse in common and shared places.
Digital health: An essential step towards health education in education
While prioritizing basic and experimental research, PSPRT will support the research of researchers whose health information, artificial intelligence, data science, clinical practice improvements and healthcare organizations will come together to build an education healthcare system.
PSPRT will also host the PREVALIS platform, the first platform for research, development, analysis and communication of health information. The PSPRT will therefore give these groups a prominent place in government and university adaptations and digital health priorities.
In fact, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and UdeS are pioneers of health information. CIUSSS de l’Estrie – In partnership with CHUS, its research teams are working exclusively to create a huge research database drawn from computerized patient files, which began at CHUS more than 25 years ago, before this tool became the norm.
Thanks to the PSPRT scientific project, these databases will be able to integrate with other research databases on various health determinants such as environment, lifestyle, biological, socio-economic and demographic factors. Sharing this data will be extremely beneficial for this advanced field. The teams will be able to conduct research in a different way by including other health determinants in the genetic profile. This method of working will make it possible to propose and explore new assumptions.