Nadia Sourial, a PhD student in in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University, is the award winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS). Her Award-winning publication: Sex Differences in Dementia Primary Care Performance and Health Service Use: A Population-Based Study is published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Research into the risk factors, clinical presentation and progression of dementia reveals significant sex differences. However, it is unclear whether these contrasts also arise in patients’ health care management and use. In a population-based study led by Nadia, the sex differences for 18 performance indicators related to primary health care and health services utilisation were reviewed in seniors 65 years and older who were newly diagnosed with dementia and living in the community in Ontario between 2002 and 2014.

Read the full abstract here.

The Relève étoile award (new name for the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award) is awarded to student-researchers by each of the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

The FRQS Relève étoile award is now named after Jacques Genest as a tribute to this great researcher and builder.

To learn more about the awards, click here.



July 21, 2020