Carole Jabet was appointed Scientific Director of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) on June 26, 2019, and took office on August 12.

Serge Marchand was FRQS’ Scientific Director from August 29, 2017 to January 25, 2019.

Dr Renaldo Battista was FRQS’ Scientific Director from July 3, 2012 to July 2, 2017.


  • Advise the Chief Scientist on all matters related to orientations, objectives, priorities, strategies and action plans of the FRQS;
  • Ensure the implementation of the orientations, policies and development strategies of the FRQS;
  • Play a leading role in the development of partnerships and alliances with the research and government communities, and the public and private sectors at the provincial, Canadian and international levels in the sectors covered by the FRQS.