Celebrating Drs. Cruess – MUHC Medical Luminaries

Drs. Sylvia and Richard Cruess are gifted physicians and extraordinary educators who continue to inspire the next generation of medical professionals.

Julie Quenneville

President, MUHC Foundation

Drs. Sylvia and Richard Cruess have been synonymous with the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) for over 60 years. In the 1950s, these newlyweds and recent Columbia University medical school graduates came to the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) to each complete two years of postgraduate training. They instantly fell in love with the culture and people working at the hospital, and what started as a temporary stay in Montreal evolved into the city becoming their permanent home. Sharing an extraordinary bond not only as husband and wife but also as physicians and educators, Drs. Cruess have both made significant and unparalleled contributions to the advancement of medicine at the MUHC.

To commemorate their accomplishments, the MUHC Foundation is launching a $10 million campaign in their honour. All of the funds raised will be directed towards continued excellence in research at the Research Institute of the MUHC.

Research Ignition Fund

The Research Ignition Fund will provide financial support to projects at pivotal moments so that researchers and their teams can conduct exploratory experiments, generate relevant data, and reach key milestones, such as develop working prototypes of inventions. By investing in local research projects and the talent behind them, the Research Ignition Fund will enable the RI-MUHC to maintain its position as one the premier research institutes in the world by bridging the gap between discovery and innovation.

To make a donation to the MUHC Foundation’s Research Ignition Fund – please click here.

Professorships, Fellowships and Studentships

Professorships, fellowships, and studentships are essential for the MUHC to recruit the world’s most promising researchers and maintain its reputation as one of the premier healthcare facilities in North America. This much-needed source of sustainable funding will allow our community to be the first to benefit from research breakthroughs made in Montreal and will solidify the hospital’s position as an international leader in discovery, teaching, and innovation.

For more information on the campaign, including how to support professorships, fellowships, and studentships, please contact Miguel Burnier, Director of Development, miguel.burnierjr@muhc.mcgill.ca, 514-934-1934, ext. 71205.

 

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Let’s do this, Montreal—we’re more than halfway through Giving Tuesday and we need every one of you to help us reach our $70,000 goal. 🙌 Support Dr. Gilbert, Joanne, Lawrie and the entire The DOVEE Project's Giving Tuesday dream of stopping ovarian and endometrial cancers. Combined, more than 3,000 Canadian women die each year from these cancers—but it doesn’t have to be this way. Let’s stop these deadly killers, once and for all.

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Plus de 3 000 Canadiennes succombent chaque année à ces deux cancers, mais nous pouvons les sauver. Arrêtons ces tueurs silencieux, une fois pour toutes.

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À l’occasion de « Mardi je donne », votre contribution sera égalée jusqu’à concurrence de 50 000 $ grâce à la générosité d’un grand donateur anonyme! La Dre Gilbert et ses collègues Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre ont mis au point un test sécuritaire et moins invasif qui permet de dépister les cancers de l’ovaire et de l’endomètre de façon plus précoce que jamais auparavant.

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It's Giving Tuesday, and your donation today will be doubled up to $50,000 thanks to a generous anonymous donor. Dr. Gilbert and her colleagues @ The DOVEE Project have developed a test that offers a safe, less invasive way to detect ovarian and endometrial cancers earlier than ever before. The answer for moving this test into clinical implementation? Generous Giving Tuesday supporters like you. ❤️

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Demain, c’est la journée « Mardi je donne ». Voici un message important de Lawrie Shahbazian, une coordonnatrice du projet DOvEEgene The DOVEE Project

« Les femmes qui reçoivent un diagnostic de cancer de l’ovaire ou de l’endomètre se posent souvent cette question : ‘ J’ai pris soin de ma santé. J’ai passé les examens, les tests Pap et les mammographies. Qu’est-ce que j’aurais pu faire de plus?’ La réponse, c’est DOvEEgene. Notre test minimalement invasif fonctionne, ici et maintenant. Nous en sommes à la dernière étape de notre marathon, le passage aux essais cliniques de stade trois. En tant que jeune femme, je compte bien voir les résultats et les bienfaits de notre travail acharné de mon vivant. Avec votre aide, nous sauverons des vies.”

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Ahead of #GivingTuesday tomorrow, we’re sharing an important message Lawrie Shahbazian, a project coordinator The DOVEE Project :

“The question women diagnosed with ovarian or endometrial cancer often ask is: 'I took care of my health. I did my screenings, my pap tests, and my mammograms. What else could I have done?' DOvEEgene is the answer. Our minimally invasive test will work here and now. This is the last leg of our marathon, getting it to a stage three clinical trial. As a young woman, I plan to see the results and benefits of all this hard work in my lifetime. We will save lives.” 🙌❤️

Help make the DOvEEgene test the standard of care.
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On this week’s Health Matters: It’s dubbed the silent killer, learn how Dr. Lucy Gilbert, the Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre’s Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Division, is working to eliminate ovarian and endometrial cancers through early detection with the The DOVEE Project. Plus, Joanne Photiades, an ovarian cancer survivor, shares her personal mission to ensure every woman has the chance to be diagnosed early enough to survive the disease. Learn more about how you can help this #GivingTuesday: bit.ly/3nTjtl9

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