Sher­brooke re­searcher dies

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

Itis with great sad­ness that Patricia Gau­thier, gen­eral di­rec­tor of the CHUS, Serge Marc­hand, the di­rec­tor of the Eti­enne Le Bel Clin­i­cal Re­search Cen­tre (CRCELB) of the CHUS, and Dr. Pierre Cos­sette, Dean of the Fac­ulty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Univer­sité du Sher­brooke, an­nounce the death of the em­i­nent re­searcher and pro­fes­sor emer­i­tus Dr. Eti­enne Le Bel. A pi­o­neer in Cana­dian nu­clear medicine, Dr. Le Bel trained the first nu­clear medicine spe­cial­ists in Quebec.

Trained in ra­dio-on­col­ogy, a pre­cur­sor of nu­clear medicine, Dr. Le Bel be­gan his ca­reer in 1969 in Sher­brooke. Pro­fes­sor and vice-dean of re­search and ad­vanced stud­ies at the Fac­ulty of Medicine of Univer­sité du Sher­brooke from 1983 to 1988, he was also the sci­en­tific di­rec­tor of the Cen­tre de recher­ché Clin­ique du CHUS from 1984 to 1993 dur­ing which time he pushed for the con­struc­tion of a dis­tinct build­ing for the re­search cen­tre. In Oc­to­ber of 2005, the CHUS paid homage to this im­por­tant re­searcher by nam­ing the new build­ing af­ter him.

Thanks to this un­tir­ing builder, a man of con­vic­tion, to­day the CRCELB is one of the seven largest re­search cen­tres in Quebec and dis­tin­guishes it­self by the dis­cov­er­ies of its re­searchers and pro­fes­sors as well as by its tech­no­log­i­cal innovations. At the fore­front of to­day’s health con­cerns, the CRCELB to­day has 211 re­searchers who dis­tin­guish them­selves and in­no­vate with an in­te­grated ap­proach to sci­en­tific re­search.

Thanks to the tal­ented suc­ces­sors to Dr. Le Bel, the re­search cen­tre and the Cen­tre d’imagerie are now rec­og­nized around the world for their re­search and dy­namism.

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Im­por­tant re­search sci­en­tist Dr. Eti­enne Le Bel passed away ear­lier this month.

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