Canada's Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, has announced the appointment of Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert as Chair of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Governing Council.
Dr. Hébert is a nephrologist-transplantologist and Shire Chair in Nephrology, Transplantation and Renal Regeneration at the Université de Montréal. She is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at UdeM and co-director of the Canadian Donation and Transplantion Research Program.
As a researcher, Dr. Hébert has established and led major interdisciplinary and intersectoral research groups. Her work has included the discovery of novel mechanisms at work in organ transplant rejection. Her team is exceptionally proud of Marie-Josée and this great honour that recognizes her visionary leadership.