Our Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan (CHAL) research program has been at the forefront of the advancement of knowledge in cardiovascular disease for the last decade.  We continue to pursue our goal of generating new knowledge that will improve the health of Canadians of all ages with different cardiovascular conditions. In association with the Division of Cardiology of the McGill University Health Centre, we have been innovating and delivering new knowledge across our 3 main research areas: vascular health; cardiac health; and complex heart health.

Our well-renowned clinicians and researchers provide ground-breaking research results from basic science to the clinic, to the population, emphasizing the translation of their discoveries in the realities of the patients, which are at the centre of our interests. In order to maintain our cutting-edge position, we sustain, develop and encourage collaborations with numerous health institutions worldwide, while nurturing a close relationship with government agencies in Quebec and across Canada and international networks.

Our research program has raised more than $19M since 2012 and published more than 428 papers. This illustrates the extent of dynamic collaborations and mentorship between 40 researchers and clinicians, 53 employees, and 34 students across our different research platforms, the Centre for Translational Biology (CTB), the Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM) and the Centre for Health Outcomes Research (CORE).

Courtois Program 

- Dr. Matthias Friedrich
- Dr. Nadia Giannetti