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The Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans (CPCoE) has appointed Dr., Major (Retired) Luc J. Hébert as the new Director of Research Partnerships and as the new Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board as of July 1, 2022. Dr. Hébert’s contribution to military and Veterans’ health began soon after obtaining his physiotherapy degree when he completed his basic training as Medical Associate Officer at the Canadian Forces Officer Candidate School in British Colombia.

“The research that the CPCoE is currently studying is so important for Veterans and their families” stated Dr. Hébert. “I believe that my connections in the pain network of Quebec, combined with my knowledge of the research process will be very valuable to the team. I am excited to work with the internal team and the Scientific Advisory Board to improve Veteran well-being.”

Not only does Dr. Hébert bring over 28 years of military experience, he also has been in the world of research for 30 years. He obtained a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Montreal in 1989 and a PhD in Experimental Medicine at l’Université Laval in 2001. His research has been focused on the health of military and Veterans and he works closely with other military and Veteran organizations such as the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) and the Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers (CIOMR).

“I believe that Dr. Hébert will be a fantastic addition to our team and to the Scientific Advisory Board.” Said Dr. Ramesh Zacharias, CEO, President, and Medical Director of the CPCoE. “Luc brings years of experience in the military and extensive knowledge of research relating to Veterans and their health.”

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