The Research Center on Aging (CDRV) is home to approximatively fifty researchers who work in a variety of scientific disciplines. The Centre also has around twenty associate researchers and over one hundred people who are committed to research in one form or another. The CDRV is one of the most important centres on aging in Canada. Work conducted at the CDRV can help us all – young and seniors alike – lead more active life and to adopt healthier lifestyles with a view to successful aging. The CDRV supports social initiatives at large to offer the best response to the needs of seniors and to offer them better services.

The Research Center on Aging is home to a number of facilities, equipment, and services, as well as expertise, for on-site clinical trials. The objective of this platform is to reinforce collaboration with the biopharmaceutical industry in fulfilling its clinical projects which respond to the concerns of physicians and clinicians as well as to the health and well-being needs of the regional population. The experienced and specialized team of the Clinical and Biopharmaceutical Research Unit is composed of geriatricians, neuropsychologists, a neurologist, a dermatologist, an ophthalmologist, a general practitioner, a research coordinator, and research nurses.

Clinical expertise in geriatrics:

  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neurocognitive disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Nutritional disorders
  • Infectious diseases
  • Pain

Cinical research expertise:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Coordination with the workers and parties involved
  • Customized and personalized consent forms
  • Liaison with the Research
  • Ethics Committee
  • Recruitment of participants
  • Completion of case report

Development Phases


Contact: Mylène Lafrance and Marilyn Tousignant
Phone: +1 819 780-2220 ext. 46215

Web site:

1036, Rue Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke, Québec
J1H 4C4