Agustin Cerani, a PhD student in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University, is the award winner of the Relève étoile Jacques-Genest award of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS). His Award-winning publication: Genetic predisposition to increased serum calcium, bone mineral density, and fracture risk in individuals with normal calcium levels: mendelian randomisation study is published in the British Medical Journal.

To determine whether increased serum calcium in individuals whose calcium levels are within the normal range lowers the risk of fracture, Agustin assessed whether people with a genetic predisposition for higher serum calcium levels had greater bone mineral density (BMD).

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.



January 28, 2020