New Scientific Director at CRIUGM takes office


Annie-Kim Gilbert, Director of University Education and Research, is pleased to announce the appointment of Oury Monchi as Scientific Director of the Centre de recherche de l’institut universitaire de Montréal (CRIUGM).

Monchi began his career at CRIUGM as a researcher and served as Associate Director of Clinical Research from 2012 to 2014.

Since 2014, Dr. Monchi has been a Research Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Calgary and Director of Clinical Research. He founded the FRQS Parkinson Québec Network in 2013, then the Canadian Open Parkinson Network, which he has been heading since 2018. He left his position at the University of Calgary to join the Université de Montréal as a full professor in the Department of Radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine from the Faculty of Medicine and to meet the challenge of the scientific leadership of CRIUGM.

Dr. Monchi holds a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from King’s College London and has a number of academic experiences, including Full Professor in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience (DCNS) and radiology at the University of Calgary and a regular researcher at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI). He holds the Tourmaline Research Chair in Parkinson’s Disease and the Canada Research Chair (Level 1) in Non-motor Deficits in Parkinson’s Disease.

The Directorate of University Education and Research and the CRIUGM would like to thank Pierre Rainville for having assumed the role of Acting Scientific Director until Oury Monchi took office.

See the original article on the CRIUGM website