Research and Training

The Network’s university designation confers the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure the excellence of the Network’s care;
  • Provide specialized tertiary care services (in oncology, cardiology, genetics, etc.);
  • Support training;
  • Support evaluation and research.

Integration and development are the priorities of the Network’s Training and Research sector.



To promote partnership and the sharing of competencies, the Training and Research sector supports the organizations that the Network collaborates with, including the:

  • Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, affiliated with the Université de Moncton and the Université de Sherbrooke;
  • New Brunswick Centre for Precision Medicine;
  • Atlantic Cancer Research Institute;
  • Université de Moncton (departments of biochemistry, nursing science, etc.).



The Training and Research sector helps:

  • Establish our hospitals as leaders in specialized care;
  • Create corridors for the transfer of knowledge and expertise between facilities;
  • Promote and support research and training within the Network.

The central role that the Network’s facilities play in training medical and health professionals was formalized in 2010 by the designation of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital as a university hospital centre. The Edmundston Regional Hospital, Campbellton Regional Hospital and Chaleur Regional Hospital were designated as associate university hospital centres.