The Dre Nadia Chaudhri died of ovarian cancer on Tuesday, after moving Internet users around the world by documenting her last months of life on social networks.
Westmount – Saint-Louis MP Jennifer Maccarone paid tribute to Mr.me Chaudhri Tuesday for his “dedication and courage”, by announcing that the medal of the National Assembly was awarded to him. “By sharing her fight for palliative care on Twitter, she was able to raise awareness among women from all over the world,” said Mme Maccarone.
From the palliative care unit of the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) where she was, Nadia Chaudhri documented the stages of her terminal phase, in front of more than 100,000 subscribers. The 43-year-old mother was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in June 2020.
An activist for accessibility to the field of neuroscience, she decided to launch a fundraiser to offer scholarships to young researchers from minorities or disadvantaged backgrounds. As of October 6, more than $ 600,000 had been raised for this cause, thanks to the donations of more than 8,000 people.
Originally from Pakistan, Nadia Chaudhri left her country at the age of 17 to study in the United States. She then completed her doctoral thesis at the University of Pittsburgh and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco. In 2010, she was recruited by Concordia University in Montreal.
In mid-September, Nadia Chaudhri had been appointed Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University. The establishment announced the half-masting of its flag on Thursday, in memory of Mr.me Chaudhri.
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