Paul C. Hébert
Paul C. Hébert is a Senior Scientist at the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montreal (CRCHUM) and currently Full Professor in the Department of Medicine of the Université de Montréal. He is also Physician-in-Chief at the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Monrtéal (CHUM).
Prior to this, he was a Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) for over 14 years. He was Full Professor in Critical Care Medicine Department at the University of Ottawa, with cross-appointments to the Department of Anaesthesiology as well as the Department of Epidemology & Community Medicine. Since 2013, Dr. Hébert is the Chair of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG).
From January 2007 to September 2011, Dr. Hébert was Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Throughout his tenure at CMAJ, Dr. Hébert was an agent of change, revitalizing this important publication during a challenging time for journal publishing. In doing so, he and his team further strengthened CMAJ’s independent and trusted voice in clinical practice, health policy and research.
From November 2008 through June 2010, Dr. Hébert was strategic lead (and advisor to the president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR]) on the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research, a partnered initiative led by CIHR with a vision to improve health outcomes through research. As one aspect of this part-time position, Dr. Hébert developed a strategic plan for clinical research, led a nationwide consultation process and then modified the plan on the basis of stakeholder feedback. This plan has now been adopted not only by the CIHR but also by academic institutions, provincial governments and other granting agencies.
Since September 2011, Dr Hebert has been assisting several major scientific groups put together major networks (vascular health and depression) He is also guiding the Canadian Critical Care Trials group, the world’s most successful critical research network in a major re-engineering effort as its new Chair elect. Also, several major Universities/regions have requested assistance in positioning their organizations to take advantage of CIHR’s Strategy on Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR).
During his 16 years on faculty at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Hébert’s accomplishments have included establishing the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the General Campus of The Ottawa Hospital (1998) and the University of Ottawa Centre for Transfusion Research (1999). In his role as Vice-Chair, Research in the Department of Medicine (2003 to 2007), he was responsible for the overall strategic direction of research for the department.
Since Dr. Hébert’s first faculty appointment, he has published over 300 articles and editorials, secured more than $44 million in research funds and has trained or mentored numerous students and fellows. He has participated on national peer review panels, including panels for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Health Services Research and Controlled Clinical Trials committees) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. He was appointed to the inaugural Institute Advisory Board of the Health Services Institute of CIHR for a term. Among other awards, Dr. Hébert has been honored with the Researcher of the Year Award from the OHRI (2001), a Premier’s Research Excellence Award from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (2002) and was elected to Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in June 2010.