Sara Polcaro-Pichet, a MSc student in Public Health 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: Effects of cold temperature and snowfall on stroke mortality: A case-crossover analysis is published in Environment International.

In this study, Sara sought to determine whether cold temperatures and snowfall were independently associated with stroke-related deaths and whether the impacts differed between hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes.

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.




September 5, 2019