Dr. Jacques Turgeon, Director, CHUM Research
The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) is
the research arm of the CHUM. Its research activities directly
contribute to the hospital’s mission: health care, teaching,
research, health promotion and technology evaluation.
The CRCHUM is home to more than 360 researchers (35% basic
researchers, 55% clinical research and 24% population health
researchers) and around 450 students whose significantly collective
output has contribute to maintaining an international reputation
(2000 publications in the past three years).
In 2010-2011, excluding research income, the CRCHUM budget was
$10.2M, the same as in 2009-2010, and an increase of $1M since
2008-2009. These numbers make the CRCHUM the largest biomedical and
health care research centre affiliated with the University of
Montreal and one of the most important in Canada.
The construction of a new CHUM, including a new research centre,
got underway in 2010. The CRCHUM is the first phase of this
ambitious project and will open its doors in September 2013.
Situated at the heart of the Health Quarter and close to the
Montreal Conference Centre (Palais des congrès), this new
installation will include cutting-edge facilities, will bring
together our researchers, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows
and personnel currently distributed over six sites. This
concentration of expertise will create an incredible synergy
benefitting researchers and the population alike. With its 48,000
m2, the CRCHUM will be one of the most imposing research centres in
North America and one of the first to house a full research
continuum including basic science, clinical research and population
health research. This new building will be a driver for solidifying
this continuum and translating it into health care.
The CRCHUM improves the health of adults through a
high-quality academic research continuum which, by improving our
understanding of etiological and pathogenic mechanisms, fosters the
development, implementation and assessment of new preventive,
diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
The CRCHUM provides a training environment to ensure the
development of new generations of researchers committed to research
The CRCHUM seeks to attain the highest standards of
excellence in the development of new knowledge, in line with the
hospital’s mission. As one of the hospital’s
departments, the CRCHUM seeks to play a major role in improving
health care and health promotion. It fosters interdisciplinary
exchanges and harmonizes laboratory research collaborations with
patients and the population with a view to promoting health.
Based on its values – excellence, integrity
and commitment –, the CRCHUM developed a 2010-2013 strategic
plan. This plan serves as guide for attaining its vision of
excellence and to ensure an optimal transition to the new research
Click here to consult the strategic plan
(available in French only).