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Sonia Heppell receives the Dr. Denis Roy Award for Excellence in Nursing

June 4, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute is proud to announce that Ms. Sonia Heppell has received the Dr. Denis Roy Award for Excellence in Nursing.

300 health workers sought for COVID-19 burnout study

May 20, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute is currently looking for 300 health professionals and workers in Quebec to participate in a unique study on the " Factors associated with burnout in Quebec health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: an observational study”.

Montreal Heart Institute Colcorona Study receives grant from the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

May 12, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) Research Center today announced a 3-million-dollar grant from the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator for its innovative ColCorona COVID-19 clinical trial.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) helps fund Colcorona COVID-19 clinical study

May 5, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute Research Center today announced that, through its association with NYU Langone, its clinical study on COVID-19 has received funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the world's foremost medical research centers.

Contactless COVID-19 clinical study starts in Ontario

April 30, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) Research Center has extended its COLCORONA COVID-19 clinical trial to a third Canadian province being Ontario. As of today, Ontarians who are tested positive for COVID-19, but are not hospitalized, may be eligible for this innovative, contactless at-home study.

Sophie Desmarais raises $1,942,000 for research at the Montreal Heart Institute

April 22, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation is proud to announce that in addition to a generous $1 million contribution officialized on April 3rd, philanthropist Sophie Desmarais has raised even more funds to support the Montreal Heart Institute’s Research Centre and its Colcorona clinical study.

New clinical trial for treatment of COVID-19 positive patients to start at Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre in partnership with Montreal Heart Institute

April 7, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) Research Center today announced a strategic partnership with the Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre (VIDC) in Vancouver, British Colombia, for its COVID-19 clinical study to evaluate whether colchicine will have an effect on preventing the phenomenon of major inflammatory storm present in adults suffering from severe complications related to COVID-19.

New clinical trial for treatment of COVID-19 positive patients to start at NYU Grossman School of Medicine in partnership with Montreal Heart Institute

April 6, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) Research Center today announced a strategic partnership with the NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York City for its COVID-19 clinical study to evaluate whether colchicine will have an effect on preventing the phenomenon of major inflammatory storm present in adults suffering from severe complications related to COVID-19.

Sophie Desmarais donates $1 million for research at the Montreal Heart Institute

April 6, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation is proud to announce today that philanthropist Sophie Desmarais will be supporting the Montreal Heart Institute’s research projects thanks to a $1 million donation that will be used by the Research Centre for their ColCorona study.

New clinical study: Potential treatment for coronavirus will be tested in Canada as of today

March 23, 2020

The Montreal Heart Institute announces that its Research Center is launching today a COVID-19 clinical study in Canada to determine whether short-term treatment would reduce the risk of pulmonary complications and related deaths.