A pioneer in the field of neuroendocrinology
Dr. Claude Fortier had a passionate commitment to the common good of medicine in Canada. He offered his services to numerous medical organizations and was a strong advocate of clinical research. Fortier took the lead as one of the early scientists to introduce computers as a tool for medical research. His own personal research was done in the medical field of neuroendocrinology, where he was considered a world expert in the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal cortex axis (HPA).