UdeS builds its precise health and translation research pavilion

In the presence of the Saint-Franয়েois MP, Sherbrooke University Rector Genevieve Hubert, Professor Pierre Cassett, Assistant Rector and Vice-Rector of Administration and Sustainable Development, Professor Dennis Remillard, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Professor Dominic L.A.S.E.S. Robin Mary Coleman, vice president and CEO of PSPRT, said the world’s first shovel was lifted on May 6 to begin construction on Precision Health and the Translational Research Pavilion (PSPRT).

“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. This pavilion will allow Sherbrooke University to be a leader in research, in its specific applications for the benefit of individuals, and in the specific health of Quebec. The purpose of this new building is to develop personalized approaches based on interdisciplinary research, to implement care and services aimed at maintaining human health, “explained Professor Pierre Cassette, Rector of Sherbrooke University.

“We designed this pavilion to create a comfortable living and work environment where communities can work and learn better,” added Professor Dennis Romillard, assistant rector and vice-rector of administration and sustainable development at UDES. This is our largest construction site. It will benefit from the expertise of our project management teams to build this flagship building on the Health Campus, both in terms of its construction quality and its functionality and its aesthetics. A

The Quebec government is investing $ 35.5 million for the project, announced in 2018: “I am delighted to be here with you today to represent the significant contribution of our government to this major structural project for the impact of our university.” This modern faculty complex will be the pride of our entire region, “said Genevieve Hubert, MNA of St. Franয়েois 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, in order to minimize the GHG emissions of this new building, high-efficiency power systems, especially with geothermal wells, energy efficiency systems will be integrated into the project. A

“CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS is proud to contribute to this promising project by donating the land where this new pavilion will be built in the form of an amphitheater lease,” said Robin Marie Coleman de l’Estrie, CIUSSS’s Deputy President and CEO. Estry – CHUS. 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 Minister of Health and Social Services. Thanks to all these strengths that this project is being implemented today. This collaboration marks an important milestone in our establishment and long-term partnership between Sherbrooke University in research and teaching. The implementation of 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. The promising work 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 in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The complex will also support the fundamental change that is currently underway in the study of precision medicine and health sciences: the digital shift.

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 a study that ranges from basic discoveries to changes in clinical practice and directly to patient care, with the help of digital health data.

By thus coming together in the same pavilion, research teams will be able to better collaborate, optimizing both clinical decision support tools that improve the course of health care 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 giving a prominent place to basic and experimental research, PSPRT will support the research of researchers whose health information, artificial intelligence, data science, clinical practice improvements and service organizations will come together to establish 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 parties a prominent place in the government and university orientation 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, in particular, to develop a huge research database drawn from computerized patient records that began more than 25 years ago at CHUS, long before this tool. Became the norm.

Thanks to PSPRT’s scientific project, these databases will be able to be combined with other research databases related to various determinants of health, such as environment, lifestyle, biological, socio-economic and demographic factors. This data pooling will be extremely convenient 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 way of working will make it possible to propose and explore new assumptions.

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