The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) is an innovating hospital at the service of patients. It offers state of the art specialized care to the population of the province of Quebec, Canada.
Thanks to its unique expertise and innovations, it improves the care of the adult and elderly population. The CHUM is affiliated with Université de Montréal and has many mandates: patient care, research, teaching, health care promotion and evaluation of new technologies.
The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) is the Université de Montréal’s largest biomedical and health care science research centre and one of the largest and modern in all of Canada.
The CRCHUM improves the health of adults through a high-quality academic research continuum which, by furthering our understanding of etiological and pathogenic mechanisms, fosters the development, implementation and assessment of new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
NephroCAGE Consortium Partner and a transplant nephrologist at Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and a principal scientist at the Centre de Recherche du CHUM (CRCHUM)
Dr. Héloise Cardinal
Dr. Héloise Cardinal is a transplant nephrologist at Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and a principal scientist at the Centre de Recherche du CHUM (CRCHUM) and associate professor at the Department of Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal. Her research program aims to improve the care provided to kidney transplant candidates and recipients 1) through the identification of biomarkers of vascular damage that can represent therapeutic targets or risk stratification tools for delayed graft function, a conditions associated with graft loss and 2) by creating a clinical decision support tool for transplant physicians and candidates which will help to choose between accepting an offer for a deceased donor kidney or keep on waiting in the hope of receiving a better offer.
NephroCAGE Consortium Partner and a principal scientist at the CRCHUM and associate professor at the Department of Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal.
Dr. Michaël Chassé
Dr. Michaël Chassé is a medical specialist in intensive care medicine at the CHUM, a principal scientist at the CRCHUM and associate professor at the Department of Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal. Dr. Chassé is the scientific director of the CHUM Center for Integration and Analysis of Medical Data (CITADEL). CITADEL brings together a group of scientists and professionals specialized in health data science, biostatistics, bioinformatics and machine learning. He is also the associate scientific director of data science at the CHUM Research Center. His main research interests lie in the improvement of traditional epidemiological research methods using new technologies such as machine learning and innovative clinical trials, particularly in areas related to critical care such as organ donation, organ transplantation and blood transfusions.
In the past 2 years, Dr Cardinal has acted as CHUM site PI for the NephroCAGE consortium in collaboration with co-PI Michael Chassé. Dr Cardinal has been active in data extraction and harmonization while Dr Chassé has supervised the development of the federated learning infrastructure at CHUM. Together, they will work towards the development of clinical prediction models for kidney transplant recipients with other NephroCAGE consortium members.