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Dr. Jocelyn Dupuis

Title(s), professional position(s) and university affiliation(s): 

Professor, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal

Dr Jocelyn Dupuis

After receiving his Doctor of Medicine from Université de Montréal, Dr. Dupuis did his internship at McGill University, followed by a doctorate in experimental medicine at this same institution. He then specialized in internal medicine and then in cardiology at Université de Sherbrooke. Since 1994, he has practised cardiology at the Montreal Heart Institute, where he started a basic and applied research laboratory. He has received awards at every level of the Clinical Research Scholar program of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé and received a National Researcher Award.

Dr. Dupuis' research work focuses on pulmonary circulation and how this circulation is modified in pulmonary hypertension. The goal of his research is to understand the physiopathological mechanisms responsible for this disease so that new therapeutic and diagnostic approaches can be developed for this condition. Since 2008, he has worked in particular on developing novel patented molecules for the molecular imaging of pulmonary circulation, as well as on developing new therapies for pulmonary hypertension, particularly when it is related to heart failure.

D. Dupuis is also the director of the Pulmonary Vascular Diseases research group that he created in Spring 2017, and which has for objectives to develop new treatments and diagnostic procedures for group II pulmonary hypertension. Since the creation of the group, many innovative, clinical and preclinical, projects start, involving more than 20 researchers from various clinical and basic disciplines.

Research interest(s) 

Pulmonary circulation
Pulmonary hypertension
Heart failure
Endothelial function
Molecular imaging
Vasoactive peptides

Awards and Distinctions 
  • 2018-2021: Grant NSFC-FRQS Research on cardiovascular diseases.
  • 2017: Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute Investigator Award. 
  • 2015-2017: Contest recipient: Fonds Merck Sharp & Dome Corp. of the Université de Montréal
  • 2013-2016: Grant from the Consortium Québécois sur la Découverte du Médicament (CQDM)
  • 2005-2010 : National Researcher Award - Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé
  • 2008 : Pfizer Canada Cardiovascular Research Award, Effect of atorvastatin on lung structural remodeling in heart failure
  • 2000 : Carsley Award in recognition of the excellence of a researcher, Montreal Heart Institute
  • The challenge of acute coronary syndromes, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1999 : Lancet conference investigator award for best scientific presentation,
  • 1999 : Martial G. Bourassa Prize in recognition of the excellence of a clinician researcher, Montreal Heart Institute
  • 1993  :  Merck Frosst award
  • Association des cardiologues du Québec
  • 1991 : “Knoll” young investigator award
  • Association des cardiologues du Québec
  • 1989 : Award of excellence for best young Canadian researcher at the 17e Congrès de cardiologie de langue française
  • 1989 : Young Investigator Award, Canadian Cardiovascular Society 42nd Annual Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia

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