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.
Meet our Dr. Margaret Becklake Fellows
Postdoctoral fellow from India working on evaluating access to TB and other essential respiratory diagnostic tests in India
Indigenous postdoctoral fellow leading work to understand how TB prevention and care can be delivered in a culturally safe framework for urban Indigenous populations in Montreal
Physician from Zimbabwe completing her MSc research project that will examine ways to provide better quality of care and quality of life for patients with lung cancer
Licensed physiotherapist from India working towards her PhD in the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation in individuals with long-term symptoms of COVID-19
MUHC Respiratory Campaign News
The Meakins-Christie Laboratories unveiled two new plaques in honor of its 50th Anniversary.
Darcy Wagner awarded Canada Excellence Research Chair in Lung Regenerative Medicine
Read the RI-MUHC story about 50 years of excellence in respiratory research at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories
The MUHC Foundation describes 50 years of breathtaking respiratory reserach conducted at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories
Basil Petrof discusses how the funds raised at Le Bal Rouge will help push the boundaries of respiratory research and care.
Dream Big: Breathe Easier Campaign raises 1.68 million at the Le Bal Rouge Gala organized by the MUHC Foundation
Kevin Schwartzman shares what makes the Montreal Chest Institute special leading up to this year’s Le Bal Rouge
Dr. Dao Nguyen continues her work reaching out to other scientists and students for the McGill AMR Centre.
Jonathon Campbell discusses the global impact of tuberculosis and the importance of better monitoring techniques to prevent infections
Irah King describes a promising study about the microbiome and chronic pain at the McGill Centre for Microbiome Research
Donations for this year’s MUHC Foundation Le Bal Rouge will help support excellent respiratory care and research at the MUHC.
Dao Nguyen details how a donation will provide much-needed funding to researchers at the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre
Congrats to Ben Smith, Jun Ding and Larry Lands! The team received the MUHC Trottier Webster Innovation Award for their work to repair damaged lungs in COPD.
Congratulations to the 2023 MUHC Foundation MCI Innovation Grants competition winners, Jonathon Campbell, Maziar Divangahi, Nicole Ezer, Simon Rousseau, Sushmita Pamidi, Salman Qureshi and Bryan Ross!
MUHC Foundation Health Matters interview with Tania Janaudis-Ferreira and her rehabilitation study for patients with long-COVID
MUHC Foundation Health Matters interview with Ben Smith discusses reprogramming COPD lungs and with Deborah Assayag discusses ILD
MUHC Foundation Health Matters interview with Becklake Fellow Everglad Mugutso about her prehabilitation research for patients with lung cancer
MUHC Foundation Health Matters interview with Kriti Agarwal, recipient of the 2022-2023 Margaret Becklake Fellowship about her long-COVID rehab project
MUHC Foundation Health Matters interview with Dao Nguyen discusses the latest research to combat antimicrobial resistance
Launch of the MUHC Foundation RESP Campaign Innovation Grants Competition. Deadline is January 9, 2023.
MUHC Foundation Health Matters interview with Jason Shahin after he performed with his band, J and the Heartbeats, on MUHC’s Got Talent
Jason Shahin and his bandmates Dean, Graham and Patrick. J and the Heartbeats perform at the inaugural MUHC’s Got Talent
Everglad Mugutso is the recipient of the 2022-2023 Dr. Margaret Becklake Fellowship in Respiratory Research
Deborah Assayag speaks with CTV News Montreal and raises awareness about the symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis