MD, FRCPC, CSPQ
Endocrinologist and Professor
CIHR-GSK Chair in Diabetes
Department of Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke
Dr. Carpentier is the recipient of the CIHR-GSK Research Chair in Diabetes and professor and clinician scientist in the Departments of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke. He is also the director of the university’s Centre de recherche sur le diabète, l’obésité et les complications cardiovasculaires and the director of the Province of Quebec Research Network on Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity.
Dr. Carpentier’s research interests include: 1) the investigation of postprandial fatty acid metabolism in the development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases; 2) the investigation of brown adipose tissue metabolism in diabetes; and 3) the anti-diabetic mechanisms of bariatric surgery. His research funding includes grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), and the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec(FRSQ).
Dr. Carpentier has been a member of numerous scientific panels for granting agencies including the CDA, CIHR, FRSQ and HSFC. Dr. Carpentier has published more than 250 peer-reviewed abstracts and communications and 90 other peer-reviewed publications. He is the recipient for multiple awards, including the 2011 Diabetes Young Investigator Award of the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism and the CDA/CIHR Young Investigator Award in 2012.