Research Platform on Obesity, Metabolism and Diabetes

The Research Platform on Obesity, Metabolism and Diabetes (PROMD) contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field of obesity and diabetes. It provides researchers with state-of-the-art technologies and professional resources that facilitate their research. PROMD wishes to maximize its facilities by offering the opportunity to different academic or corporate groups (pharmaceutical and agri-food industry, high level athletes, etc.) to benefit from its expertise and advanced technologies.

PROMD is fully equipped to perform accurate physiological testing and interventions in the areas of nutrition (obesity and diabetes) and physical activity (see services below). The IRCM has access to clinics and databases that manage different forms of diabetes (type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and diabetes secondary to cystic fibrosis), hypertensive patients and patients with dyslipidemia.

Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret

Research Unit and Clinic Director

  • Director, Metabolic Diseases research unit
  • Director, Diabetes Clinic
  • Director, research platform on obesity, metabolism and diabetes
  • Full IRCM Research Professor
  • Geographical full time associate professor, Department of Nutrition, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal
  • Physician, Endocrinology Division, Medicine Department, CHUM
  • Associate researcher, CHUM Research Centre
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine (Division of Experimental Medicine), McGill University
  • Holder of the J.A. DeSève Chair in clinical research

Awards and honours

  • 2017 Research Award, from the FMSQ (Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec)
  • 2015 IMS BROGAN Award, from the FMSQ (Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec)
  • Three awards for excellence in teaching (2012, 2013-2014), Université de Montréal
  • 2012 Pierre-Bois Excellence Award, IRCM Foundation
  • 2010 Young Investigator Award, Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Other(s) function(s)

May Faraj
Research Unit Director

Instrumentation et services