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