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Jean-Pierre Despres PhD

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LAST UPDATED: Sep 28, 2009

PROFILE: Dr. Després is Professor at the Division of Kinesiology at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in Laval University, Québec, Canada. Dr. Després received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Laval University in 1984. He then pursued a post-doctoral training at the Department of Medicine of the University of Toronto from 1984 to 1986. He established himself as a research scholar at Laval University in 1986. In 1991, he was appointed as the Associate Director of the Lipid Research Center at the CHUL Research Center. He has been the Scientific Director of the Lipid Research Center at the CHUL Research Center (CHUQ) from 1995 to 2000. From 1999 to 2004, he held the position at Laval University of Chair in Human Nutrition, Lipidology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases. Since 1999, he acts as the Director of research at the Québec Heart Institute in Québec City. He has also been the Editor for the International Journal of Obesity from 1992 to 2000, and he is currently a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Dr. Després has published more than 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has written 45 book chapters. Dr. Després’ expertise covers the assessment and management of obesity and body fat distribution, lipid metabolism, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, exercise, nutrition and the prevention and the treatment of CHD risk factors.

He has received numerous prestigious awards including the New Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine and the Young Scientist Award from the Canadian Diabetes Association. In 1999, he received the Harold N. Segall Award of Merit from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, the John Sutton Memorial Award from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, the Simon Pierre Noël Speaker of the Canadian Lipoprotein Conference and the Eli Lilly Career Award from the North American Association for the Study of Obesity. Dr. Després is currently a fellow of the American Heart Association.

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Inst./Company Laval University
Dept. Pavillion Marguerite-D'Youville
Position Professor
Province QC
Country Canada
Category Post-Doc
Faculty Yes
Member Id# 215

Jean-Pierre Despres

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