In the news

Stay up-to-date on new developments in the field of neurodevelopment, recent discoveries, events and everyday life at the laboratory.

2024

June 2024

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Congratulations to Andréanne René, who will soon begin her PhD studies in neuropsychology, for being awarded a graduate research scholarship from the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.

May 2024

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Congratulations to Charles Lepage, PhD candidate in Research and Intervention in Neuropsychology, for receiving the award for Best Poster Presentation in the Education and Development category at the SQRP Congress.

2023

November 2023

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Congratulations to Charles Lepage, PhD candidate in clinical neuropsychology, who was awarded the best presentation prize from the public at the last annual meeting of the Association québécoise des neuropsychologues!

September 2023

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Congratulations to Sarah Provost and Charles Lepage, both PhD candidates in clinical neuropsychology, for participating in the Royal Bank of Canada’s Race for the Kids to raise money for the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation! Great job to all the health services workers, parent-partners and patients who took part in the event.

September 2023

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Congratulations to Sarah Provost, PhD candidate in clinical neuropsychology, for obtaining the bronze medal for her oral presentation at the 8th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. Sarah’s presentation was ranked third among 2800 abstracts presented during the congress by world-renowned experts in the field.

August 2023

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Congratulations to Dr. Gallagher, as well as Yara Maalouf, Charles Lepage and Sarah Provost, PhD candidates in clinical neuropsychology, for their participation in the 8th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in Washington DC, United Stades!

July 2023

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Congratulations to the whole team for being awarded a 5-year research grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) for the research project Fonctionnement exécutif et relation parent-enfant chez le jeune enfant avec un maladie cardiaque congénitale : dépistage précoce et mécanismes cérébraux sous-jacents, in collaboration with the CHU Sainte-Justine’s Clinique d’investigation neurocardiaque, and co-investigators Miriam Beauchamp, Annie Bernier and Guillaume Dumas from Université de Montréal.

July 2023

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Congratulations to Charles Lepage, PhD candidate in clinical neuropsychology, for being awarded a 4-year supplement to his FRQS scholarship by the Fondation des étoiles pour la recherche pédiatrique!

June 2023

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It is with great emotion that we must say farewell to Phetsamone Vannasing who has been with us a research project manager for many years. We wish her the best for her upcoming retirement. Her knowledge and her humor will not be forgotten!

May 2023

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Congratulations to the whole team for being awarded a 2-year research grant from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) for the research projet Intervention de yoga parent-enfant pour réduire le déficit de l’attention chez les enfants ayant une maladie coronarienne congénitale, in collaboration with Marie-Noëlle Simard, OT, PhD (UdeM) and Marie Brossard-Racine, OT, PhD (UMcGill).

May 2023

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Congratulations to Charles Lepage, PhD candidate in clinical neuropsychology, for being awarded a 4-year doctoral scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS)!

March 2023

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Congratulations to Charles Lepage, PhD candidate in clinical neuropsychology, for being awarded a prize from Université de Montréal’s Fonds d’amélioration à la vie étudiante for his community involvement!

February 2023

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Congratulations to Laurence Petitpas, MSc student in psychology, for the final deposit of her memoir on the topic of brain activation in newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy following early glycemic abnormalities!

2021

May 2021

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Congratulations to Charles Lepage, Honors student and future PhD student, on obtaining the Undergraduate student research award from the NSERC as well as the supplement for this same award!

April 2021

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Congratulations to Kassandra Roger, PhD student, on obtaining the Doctoral training scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) !

April 2021

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Congratulations to Sarah Provost, PhD student, on obtaining the Doctoral training scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) !

March 2021

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Congratulations to Dre Gallagher, Phetsamone Vannasing and Alejandra Hüsser for their webinar presentation on fNIRS use in epilepsy in collaboration with NIRX. To watch the webinar : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C63oyeID30

January 2021

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Congratulations to Alejandra Hüsser, PhD student, on obtaining the Maternity scholarship from the University of Montreal! Congrats for the birth of our first LION baby!

2020

September 2020

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Congratulations to Sarah Provost, PhD student, on obtaining the Jean-Marc Chevrier Scholarship from the University of Montreal’s psychology department.

September 2020

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Congratulations to Isabelle Gaudet, PhD student, on obtaining the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation scholarship as well as a the Bourse de fin d’études doctorales from the University of Montreal.

August 2020

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Here you can find the 3rd newsletter of the LION lab (French only). Discover more on the influence of various pediatric conditions on brain function. You will find articles on the preliminary results of the Congenital Heart Disease project (written by Sarah Provost) and the Malnutrition project (written by Kassandra Roger) as well as our new PrémaSucré project (written by Janie Damien).

July 2020

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Congratulations to Kassandra Roger, PhD student, on obtaining the MITACS research scholarship as well as the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation scholarship. 

July 2020

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Congratulations to Alejandra Hüsser, PhD student, on obtaining the Savoy Foundation scholarship who allocate financing for epilepsy research projects.

July 2020

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Congratulations to Phetsamone Vannasing on winning the Research Professionals Excellence Awards from the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ). Her expertise, devotion and her remarkable contribution in the training of the next generation makes her an incredible and essential member of our team. We are lucky to have you!

July 2020

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Congratulations to Dr. Anne Gallagher on obtaining a Discovery Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). This 5-year grant will allow us to pursue the ELAN project!

May 2020

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Congratulations to Yara Maalouf, trainee and incoming PhD R/I candidate in Neuropsychology in the laboratory, for receiving an undergraduate research scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), as well as the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarshipfrom the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

March 2020

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Congratulations to Alejandra Hüsser for receiving the Scholarship for End of Ph.D. Studies of the Faculty for Graduate and Postgraduate Studies (GPS)

March 2020

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Congratulations to Kassandra Roger for receiving the Mitacs Globalink Research Award

2019

November 2019

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Congratulations to Dr. Anne Gallagher on obtaining a Canada Research Chair in Child Neuropsychology and Brain Imaging

October 2019

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Here you can find the second newsletter of the LION lab (French only). You will be able to discover more on the influence of the prenatal environment on brain and language development. The first article is based on the ELAN project and is written by Laura Caron-Desrochers, and the second is written by Kassandra Roger, both Ph.D students at the lab.

September 2019

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Congratulations to Alejandra Hüsser and Solène Fourdain for the renewal of their scholarship for foreign students from the QBIN (Quebec Bio-Imaging Network)

July 2019

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Congratulations to Dr. Anne Gallagher, Dr. Elana Pinchefsky, Dr. Gregory Lodygensky and the entire LION team for a major CIHR funding for the visual and cognitive development of premature infants.

July 2019

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Congratulations to Kassandra Roger on obtaining a CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation Scholarship

June 2019

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We would like to welcome four new interns and research assistants to our lab: Laurie Décarie-Labbé, Clémence Noiseux, Mathieu Bissonnette and Yara Maalouf! They will work on various ongoing projects in the lab.

May 2019

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Congratulations to Kassandra Roger, a doctoral student in our lab, for receiving a scholarship from the International internship program Quebec-Cuba of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) !

April 2019

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Congratulations to Janie Damien, a doctoral student in our lab, for receiving a scholarship for Doctoral Training from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).

April 2019

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Congratulations to Sarah Provost, a doctoral student in our lab, for receiving the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master’s Program) from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

April 2019

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Dre Gallagher receives funding from the Savoy Foundation for a project on functional brain connectivity and the neuropsychological profile after a first crisis.

April 2019

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Congratulations to Dr. Anne Gallagher on obtaining a FRQS Junior Fellow-Researcher Salary Award.

February 2019

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Julie Tremblay, ing., Anne Gallagher and Eduardo Martinez-Montes obtain funding from the Ministry of International Relations and the Francophonie for a project on the integration of multimodal brain imaging data in NIRS and EEG.

2018

October 2018

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Congratulations to Sarah Provost, a doctoral student in our lab, for receiving a doctoral scholarship from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of the Université de Montréal !

October 2018

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We would like to welcome three new students in our lab : Janie Damien, Sarah Provost, and Kassandra Roger !

May 2018

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Congratulations to Laura Caron-Desrochers for receiving the NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship as well as the FRQNT Scholarship!

February 2018

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Congratulations to Dr Emmanuelle Dionne-Dostie, co-directed by Dr Gallagher, for the successful completion of her thesis defense regarding the Development of audiovisual integration from infancy to adulthood using electrophysiology.

2017

December 2017

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Drs Anne Gallagher, Pedro Valdes-Sosa (Cuba), Janina Galler (USA), and Cyralene Bryce (Barbados) receive financing from Quebec Bio-Imaging Network (QBIN) for an international pilot study to identify cerebral markors of child malnutrition in a Barbados cohort.

December 2017

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We would like to welcome three new research assistants in our lab: Sarah Kraimeche, Maxime Richter, and Daniella Vilaire! They will work on different projets on typically developing infants and children with epilepsy.

December 2017

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Congratulations to Solène Fourdain, a doctoral student in our lab, for receiving the Quebec Bio-Imaging Network (RBIQ) International Student Scholarship!

November 2017

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We are pleased to announce the creation of our seasonal newsletter in which you will find educational articles and preliminary results of the current studies conducted in our lab. Here is the first LIONLAB newsletter!

Click here to read the newsletter [French only]

October 2017

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Dr. Anne Gallagher has been awarded the Louise Rousselle Trottier Award from the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. This research award is presented to a young researcher in cardiovascular disease and was granted to her for the project “Functional brain connectivity in infants with congenital heart disease: a predictor of neurodevelopmental outcomes?”.

Click here to read the article [French only]

September 2017

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Congratulations to Solène Fourdain, a doctoral student in our lab, for her doctoral scholarship from the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation!

March 2017

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Dr. Anne Gallagher receives a Grant-in-Aid from the Heart and Stroke Foundation for her project “Functional brain connectivity in infants with congenital heart disease (CHD): A predictor of neurodevelopmental outcomes?”

January 2017

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Drs. Anne Gallagher and Eduardo Martinez-Montes, from the Centro de Neurociencias de Cuba, receive new joint funding from the FRQNT and the FRQS for a short Cuba-Quebec scientific mission.

2016

October 14, 2016

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Dr. Anne Gallagher has been awarded the Junior Investigator Award from the Canadian League Against Epilepsy (CLAE / LCCE). This award was presented to her in recognition of her outstanding contribution to epilepsy research.

September 2016

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Congratulations to Emmanuelle Dionne-Dostie, a doctoral student in our lab, for her doctoral scholarship from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FESP) at Université de Montréal!

September 2016

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Congratulations to Laura Caron-Desrochers, a master’s student in our lab, for her Canada Graduate Scholarship awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)!

August 22, 2016

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27 students and postdoctoral fellows from Université de Montréal at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center receive a scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ).

Click here to read the article

July 2016

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Congratulations to Solène Fourdain, a doctoral student in our lab, for receiving three scholarships this year: the Merit Scholarship of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FESP) at Université de Montréal, the “Coup de pouce santé” from the Caisse Desjardins, and the Quebec Bio-Imaging Network (RBIQ) International Student Scholarship!

March 30, 2016

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Drs. Anne Gallagher and Lionel Carmant receive funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada for a project on the impact of early intervention in neurodevelopment for children with congenital heart disease.

Click here to read the article

March 15, 2016

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Dr. Anne Gallagher is presented as a rising star in epilepsy research by the Canadian League Against Epilepsy, a distinction that demonstrates her rigour and scientific determination.

Click here to read the article

2015

October 31, 2015

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Drs. Anne Gallagher and Sarah Lippé receive funding from the Quebec Bio-Imaging Network (QBIN) for a pilot project on the study of functional brain connectivity in 4-month-old babies with congenital heart disease.

March 2015

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Congratulations to Emmanuelle on her scholarship for the dissemination of research results from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Université de Montréal!

2013

June 2013

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We congratulate Emmanuelle Dionne-Dostie for obtaining the Doctoral Fellowship of the Fonds de recherche du Québec en santé (FRQS)!

March 2013

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Dr. Anne Gallagher receives funding from the Savoy Foundation for a project on preclinical detection of infantile spasms.