CdRV Recognized by the United Nations

The Research Centre on Aging (CdRV) of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS has been officially designated PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.

This designation is attributable to the Age-Friendly Cities research team and the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults, led by Dr. Suzanne Garon and Dr. Marie Beaulieu, both professors and researchers at the CdRV and with the faculty of humanities at the Université de Sherbrooke. Thanks to the new designation of the CdRV, Québec now has seven collaborating centers, which reflects its dynamic nature and global cutting-edge expertise in health research.

International scope for research projects

A PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center is a designated institution that is part of a worldwide inter-institutional collaborative network of centers established by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide support to programs at the national, regional, and global levels. The collaborating center must also contribute to reinforcing the country's information, services, research, and training resources to foster healthy national development.

"This constitutes sound international recognition from a great, world-renowned organization. This recognition sheds light on the quality of our work which, in addition to its regional and national scope, will now have an international scope. The WHO is mandated to extend good practices worldwide, and the CdRV will henceforth be a part of it," explained Dr. Garon.

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