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About the Center
Vision and mission
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  Mission and vision

The Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center Research Center’s mission is to fast-track the development of knowledge in the field of mother, child and adolescent health.

Health care, teaching, health promotion and research lie at the very heart of the mission of the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center (CHU Sainte-Justine), the only mother-child university hospital center in Québec, the largest in Canada and the second in importance in all of North America.

Our shared vision is to make Québec a place where mothers, children and adolescents have and maintain one of the best levels of health in the world. To achieve this, we have identified a number of fields of excellence in which we wish to develop our leadership and prioritize our investments: perinatality, neurodevelopment, hematology-immunology-oncology, musculo-skeletal diseases and movement sciences as well as cardiac sciences.

We have achieved a critical mass of nearly 200 researchers and approximately 400 graduate students in many fields. Our teams are involved in collaborative efforts to identity novel methods of prevention, find less invasive and faster treatments and develop personalized approaches to medicine. Their activities encompass both basic and clinical research and the transfer of knowledge, thereby ensuring continuity in health care.

In order to provide our researchers with the best scientific environment possible and be able to attract new stars, we are also going to double, possibly even triple, the size of our research facilities over the next few years (Growing Up Healthy project).

Our researchers’ passion and talent combined with a scientific infrastructure of international caliber constitute valuable assets in our efforts to improve mother-child health.

Welcome to the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center.


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