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Passing of Dr. Ronald Brown

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Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 20 Feb 2017

Dr. Gustavo Turecki granted Tier 1-Canada Research Chair in Major Depressive Disorder and Suicide

Congratulations to Dr. Gustavo Turecki on being granted Tier 1-Canada Research Chair in Major Depressive Disorder and Suicide.   To read more, please visit: http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2016/12/16-canada-research-chairs-for-mcgill/    

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Published on : 13 Dec 2016

Dr. Gustavo Turecki awarded Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Awards NARSAD Distinguished investigator Grant

Dr. Gustavo Turecki was awarded Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Awards NARSAD Distinguished investigator Grant. For more details, please see attachment.

Classified as : Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 09 Dec 2016

Resident Awards Night 2016 Announcement

Awards Night 2016 Dear Residents and Faculty, The Resident Awards Night took place at the Thomson House on November 24th. I would like to thank the MPRA and the Department of Psychiatry for making this a special evening where we were able to honor Faculty and Resident achievements. Faculty Awards Best Clinical Supervisor for Senior residents Winner: Dr. Viviane Zicherman

Published on : 28 Nov 2016

Documentaire "Société de performance"

Dr. Lila Amirali parle de l'axiété et de ce qui peut engendrer une phobie scolaire chez les enfants en documentaire, "Société de Performance". Pour regarder, visitez: http://fautenparler.telequebec.tv/emissions/societe-performance 

Classified as : Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 27 Oct 2016

Dr. Peter Roper awarded rank of Knight in the National order of the Legion of Honour

Dr. Peter Roper has been awarded the rank of Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour. The National Order of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) is the highest French order of distinction established by Napoleon Bonaparte in May 1802.  Congratulations!

Classified as : Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 26 Oct 2016

Dr. Gustavo Turecki awarded Le prix Acfas Léo-Pariseau 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Gustavo Turecki on being awarded Le prix Acfas Léo-Pariseau 2016 Click here for more details.

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Published on : 19 Oct 2016

Obituary-Dr. Bernardo Durbovsky

DUBROVSKY, Dr. Bernardo O., MD November 28, 1938 – October 7, 2016

Classified as : Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 18 Oct 2016

News from the Graduate Program Director - New funding opportunities

Dear students and supervisors, I hope you all had an enjoyable summer. I am writing to inform you of two important new benefits offered by our graduate program: First, I am pleased to announce that, effective immediately, a differential fee waiver will be offered to international students registered in the Graduate Program in Psychiatry. Specifically, the differential between international and Quebec fees will be covered by the Program for M.Sc. students during their first year and Ph.D. students during their first two years.  

Published on : 29 Aug 2016

News from the Chair's Office - July 2016

Click to view the Department of Psychiatry News letter- July 2016

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, Students, Newsletter
Published on : 26 Jul 2016

Obituary- Dr. Klaus Minde

It is with great sadness that we wish to announce the sudden death (due to a massive stroke) of Dr. Klaus Minde on July 6th, 2016. Dr. Minde was one of the early members of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at McGill University and in that role, helped establish it as one of the first and leading Child Psychiatry Departments in Canada and North America.

Classified as : Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 19 Jul 2016

The impact of night work on our immune system

McGill Newsroom Study reveals the impact of night work You cross paths with him at the break of dawn in the corridors of the Metro. He looks bleary-eyed and pallid. This worker’s night shift just ended. His body clocks are out of sync with one another, and, imperceptibly, they’re also out of sync with his environment. In the long run, this night owl could be at greater risk of developing cardiovascular, autoimmune diseases or certain types of cancer.

Published on : 14 Jun 2016

Are EEG neurofeedback benefits due to placebo effects?

Neurofeedback using electroencephalograpy boasts thousands of practitioners and appears to both improve normal brain function and alleviate a wide variety of mental disorders – from anxiety to alcoholism. But after examining the scientific literature and consulting experts in Europe and the U.S., McGill University researchers Robert Thibault and Amir Raz conclude that clinical improvements from this increasingly popular alternative therapy are due to placebo effects.

Published on : 02 Jun 2016

How depression may compound risk of type 2 diabetes

By Fergus Grieve, McGill Newsroom Depression, metabolic factors combine to boost risk of developing diabetes, study finds  Depression may compound the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with early warning signs of metabolic disease, according to researchers from McGill University, l'Université de Montréal, the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal and the University of Calgary.

Published on : 12 Apr 2016

Vulnerability to depression linked to noradrenaline

By Bruno Geoffroy, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal First-ever connection between noradrenergic neurons and vulnerability to depression

Published on : 15 Feb 2016