CIUSSS Features Marie-Hélène Pennestri on International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Published: 11 February 2022

This February 11 on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CIUSSS du Nord de l'Île de Montréal highlighted Dr. Marie-Hélène Pennestri,  McGill Educational and Counselling Psychology University Assistant Professor and psychologist at the clinic for diagnosing sleep disorders at the Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital.

"What motivates me most in research is that I can then convey my results to the population and professionals. I consider having a responsibility to share knowledge with the community", said Dr. Pennestri to the Integrated University Health and Social Services Centres (CIUSSS). 

CIUSSS reports "Personal work-life reconciliation poses a challenge for many women-- even more so in the field of research since it is a competitive world in which productivity is often valued more than work-life balance. Dr. Pennestri adapts to this reality by drawing on her experiences and questions as a mother to guide her study choices.

She is currently conducting a project on parental and infant sleep during pregnancy and the first months of life, for which recruitment is in full swing. 

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