Claudine Gauthier named Michal and Renata Hornstein Chair in Cardiovascular Imaging

Montreal Heart Institute chairship will support Gauthier’s research on how cardiovascular health affects the brain
December 12, 2018
By Taylor Tower

Claudine Gauthier

Claudine Gauthier, a professor in the Department of Physics and PERFORM Centre researcher, has been named the Michal and Renata Hornstein Chair in Cardiovascular Imaging. The appointment will further support Gauthier’s pioneering research into how the brain is affected by cardiovascular diseases through innovative techniques in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

“Gauthier’s research has far-reaching implications for the future of brain health and patient care,” says André Roy, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. “Her work in our faculty and in the PERFORM Centre is emblematic of the calibre and quality of our researchers. The entire faculty congratulates her on this well-deserved appointment.”

Gauthier’s research into developing new methods in MRI technology gives researchers a non-invasive tool to measure and better understand the complex causes of cardiovascular diseases and the effect of different preventive strategies and treatments.

“Understanding the connections between cardiovascular and brain health could mean breakthroughs in prevention and treatment,” says Gauthier. “I am thrilled to continue this important work with the renowned Montreal Heart Institute.”

Gauthier is the 2015-2016 winner of the national Heart and Stroke Foundation New Investigator Award as well as the foundation’s Henry J.M. Barnett Scholarship. She completed her PhD investigating cerebral physiology in healthy ageing using quantitative fMRI under the supervision of Richard Hoge at the University of Montreal. After a postdoctoral position at the Max-Planck Institute in Leipzig, she joined Concordia in 2014 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, where she heads the Quantitative Physiology Imaging Lab. She became a PERFORM researcher in 2014.

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