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Spotlight on Dr. Laurence J Kirmayer

This week, we would like to spotlight Dr. Laurence J Kirmayer, a James McGill Professor and the Director of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry. He is also editor-in-chief of Transcultural Psychiatry (the official journal of the Section on Transcultural Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association), which was founded at McGill and celebrated its 50th volume on October 25, 2013.   Dr.

Published on : 11 Feb 2014

9,8 millions de dollars pour créer un centre spécialisé en recherche sur la dépression et le suicide

Montréal, 4 février 2014 – Le ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) Réjean Hébert, M.D., Ph.D., accompagné de la directrice générale de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas, madame Lynne McVey et le chef du programme des troubles dépressifs de l’Institut et directeur du Groupe McGill d’études sur le suicide, Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D., ont annoncé l’octroi de 7,2 M$ pour la création du

Published on : 06 Feb 2014

Dr. Gabriella Gobbi's Research applauded by national and international media

Dr. Gabriella Gobbi’s recent revolutionary research,  “Father Absence in the Monogamous California Mouse Impairs Social Behavior and Modifies Dopamine and Glutamate Synapses in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex” (Cerebral CORTEX, Oxford Journals) highlighting the importance of fathers in both neurobiology and behavior of offspring has been featured by numerous media outlets.

Published on : 05 Feb 2014

Results of the September 2013 CIHR Operating Grants Competition

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CIHR operating grants competition.

Published on : 03 Feb 2014

New Interim Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the Montreal Children's Hospital

It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Lila Amirali has accepted to act as Interim Head of the Department of Psychiatry of the Montreal Children’s Hospital as well as Interim Division Chief of Child Psychiatry. This new leadership role has been in effect since January 1, 2014.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Amirali in her new position. Please note that a Search Committee for a permanent Department Head will be organized in the near future. We wish to take this opportunity to thank Dr.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2014

New Program Director for Geriatric Psychiatry: Dr. Jess Friedland

It is our pleasure to announce Dr. Jess Friedland as the new Program Director for Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Friedland is an Assistant Professor and psychiatrist based at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. She received her medical degree from the University of Calgary and completed  her psychiatry residency and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at McGill. She has been co-chair of the Psychotherapy Committee since 2011 and is the medical director of the Geriatric Psychiatry External Clinic at the Douglas.

Published on : 16 Jan 2014

Spotlight on Dr. Simon Young

In this week’s  Spotlight, we would like to highlight Dr. Simon Young who will be setting his sights on a well-deserved retirement as Emeritus Professor after 42 years with the McGill Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Young began his productive McGill career in 1971 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow.  He was appointed an Assistant Professor in 1975 and Full Professor in 1987. He has made exceptional contributions to research, teaching and administration, authoring approximately 230 referred papers and over 50 editorials and comments. Dr.

Published on : 09 Dec 2013

Douglas-Based Research Team Obtains $1.5 Million to Study a New Method of Neuronal Communication

Salah El Mestikawy, PhD, a researcher at The Douglas Institute, along with his research team, have received $1.5 million to explore the dual signalling capacity of neurons. This research grant is one of five new Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) grants awarded by Brain Canada with funds from the Canada Brain Research Fund and Partners.

Published on : 27 Nov 2013

Two Douglas psychiatrists honoured by the Verdun community

Mimi Israël, MD, and Serge Beaulieu, MD, PhD received a 2013 “Coup de chapeau verdunois” for their commitment as first-line psychiatrists. The awards were handed out by Roger Cadieux, President of the Forum économique de Verdun, during a recognition ceremony on the evening of November 27. This award recognizes the involvement of Verdun residents and employees.

Published on : 27 Nov 2013

Spotlight on Dr. Rimma Orenman

In this week’s Spotlight, we would like to welcome Dr. Rimma Orenman as a new member of our department. Dr. Orenman has been appointed as a full-time faculty lecturer who will be joining the DMHUI Great North Mental Health Program, serving the mental health needs of the Nunavik population through the Réseau Universitaire Intégré en Sante (RUIS McGill) program. Dr. Orenman completed her residency at McGill and has a background in anthropology.

Published on : 25 Nov 2013

OneStart Bio-Entrepreneur Competition

SR-One and Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable invite young bio-entrepreneurs from McGill University to enter the world¹s largest life science business plan competition, OneStart. The winner will receive $150k, free lab space and ongoing legal and intellectual property advice. First round applications are open from October 15th to December 15th 2013.

Published on : 24 Oct 2013

Spotlight on Dr. Nicola Casacalenda

Dr. Casacalenda is an Associate Professor in the McGill Department of Psychiatry. As Training Director and Clinical Supervisor at the Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Casacalenda is actively involved in the training of psychiatry and family medicine residents.  He has recently chaired the McGill Department of Psychiatry Curriculum Review Committee, Collaborative Mental Health Task Force, and Family Skills Training Task Force.  He is also former vice-chair of the Psychiatry Examination Board of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Dr.

Published on : 21 Oct 2013

Dr. Samarthji Lal Award or Mental Health Research: 2014 Award

English Version: Dr. Samarthji Lal Award 2014 Version française: Bourse 2014, Dr. Samarthji Lal  

Published on : 15 Oct 2013

Best Undergraduate Teacher in Psychiatry Award: Dr. Tewfik Said

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Tewfik Said, this year’s recipient of the Best Undergraduate Teacher in Psychiatry Award.

Published on : 09 Oct 2013