Invest in Breathtaking Research. And Breath-Giving Care.
Now that the Montreal Chest Institute Foundation and the MUHC Foundation have joined forces, they launched a $10 million dollar respiratory campaign. The Dream Big: Breathe Easier campaign will invest in both Breathtaking Research and Breath-Giving Care.
Did you know that we take more than 500 million breaths in our lifetime? When our lungs are healthy, we don’t think twice abut our breathing and often take it for granted. However, for someone who is living with a respiratory disease, they are constantly faced with breathing difficulties and every breath can be a struggle. Respiratory diseases are on the rise globally. Over 3 million people die from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) annually, an estimated 6% of all deaths worldwide. 235 million people suffer from asthma. And outdoor air pollution causes over 4 million premature deaths each year.
Both foundations are working tirelessly to ensure their patients can breath easier. Together, they will continue to provide highly specialized patient care. Conduct cutting-edge medical research. And train the next generation of respiratory specialists and leaders.
MUHC Respiratory Campaign and Meakins Faculty in the News
MUHC Foundation Health Matters interview Irah King about our microbiome and Kevin Schwartzman about eliminating TB
MUHC Foundation’s Health Matters discusses excellence in respiratory research and care with respiratory specialists at the Montreal Chest Institute
Arnold Kristof, MD, speaks with Tarah Schwartz on an MUHC Foundation’s Health Matters podcast, discussing LAM and other rare diseases, and his hopes for future research in this area.
Read how one patient’s journey post-COVID has led him to co-chair the the Dream Big: Breathe Easier campaign.
Dr. Jonathon Campbell discusses how to ensure your at-home rapid COVID test is accurate on the MUHC Health Matters podcast
Dr. Nicole Ezer discussion an early lung cancer screening program available for former or current smokers.
Irah King and Ben Smith talk about the microbiome and resilient lungs, respectively on the MUHC Health Matters Podcast
Carolyn Baglole speaks on what researchers are learning about cannabis on Health Matters with the MUHC Foundation
Bruce Mazer speak about the new Omicron variant and vaccinating our children against COVID-19 on the Health Matters Podcast
Drs. Nicole Ezer and Anne Gonzalez speak with Tarah Schwartz of Health Matters, on the benefits of screening for lung cancer.
Dr. Dao Nguyen is the Director of the newly launched McGill Antimicrobial Centre. Its goal is to address AMR challenges through research and education.
Dr. Ben Geboe is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Dr. Margaret Becklake Fellowship in Respiratory Research.
Dr. Dao Nguyen and colleagues discuss antimicrobial resistance and the new McGill AMR Centre
Read about the Respiratory Breathe Easier Campaign in the 2020 MUHC Foundation Annual Report
Dr. Irah King describes the role our microbiome plays in our overall health on the MUHC Foundation’s Health Matters.
Dr. Basil Petrof is interviewed about the Montreal Chest Institute on Health Matters, February 28, 2021
Launch of the Dream Big. Breath Easier. respiratory campaign that will invest in research and patient care.
Dr. Bruce Mazer discusses findings and unanswered questions about decoding immunity to COVID-19.
Dr. Nguyen on the value of the M[i]4 Initiative, where knowledge is shared and funding is available.
Dr. Carolyn Baglole on how legalization of cannabis had a positive impact on research.
Dr. Benjamin Smith is examining the ideal COVID-19 testing strategy to shorten isolation time for health care workers
Dr. Mikashmi Kohli is the recipient of the inaugural Dr. Margaret Becklake Fellowship in Respiratory Research.