History and Acknowledgements

Last update: February 18th, 2022


The NuAge cohort was created and evolved between November 2003 and June 2008 as part of the Quebec Longitudinal Study on Nutrition as a Determinant of Successful Aging (NuAge Study) funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR; $3.8M) and supported for over 10 years by the Quebec Network for Research on Aging (RQRV; a thematic network of the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé [FRQS]). This study was set up by a team of five co-principal investigators and ten co-researchers from four universities in Quebec (Canada).

Co-principal investigators :

  • Hélène Payette, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Pierrette Gaudreau, Université de Montréal
  • Dr. José A. Morais, McGill University
  • Bryna Shatenstein, Université de Montréal
  • Katherine Gray-Donald, Université McGill

Co-investigators :

  • Université de Sherbrooke : Abdelouahed Khalil, Isabelle Dionne, Dr Tamas Fülöp, Danielle Jacques, Dr Daniel Tessier, James Richard Wagner
  • Université de Montréal : Guylaine Ferland, Dr. Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Christelle Veyrat-Duebex
  • Université Laval : Lise Dubois


Nuage Participants

The NuAge Database and Biobank would like to thank the 1,793 participants of the NuAge Study for your confidence and enthusiasm in participating in this study. The high-quality data and samples that you have provided us as part of the NuAge Study have enabled the creation of a research bank welcomed in Quebec, Canada and internationally.

Research Staff

The NuAge Database and Biobank would like to thank the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM) and Sherbrooke (IUGS) research teams who participated in the conduct of the NuAge Study and management of the projects that have used the data and biologic samples since its creation. Your dedication and involvement have helped to ensure that the NuAge cohort has become one of the most important cohorts of elderly individuals in Canada and worldwide, through the quality and wealth of the data available.


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