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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

Department of Psychiatry Newsletter - Fall 2013

Click to view: Department of Psychiatry Newsletter - Fall 2013

Published on : 02 Oct 2013

Results of the March 2013 CIHR Operating Grants Competition

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CIHR operating grants competition. (Posted June 28, 2013)  Gabriella Gobbi (Martin Beaulieu) Melatonin MT1 receptor as a target for antidepressant drugs Jorge Armony (Neda Ladbon Bernasconi) Effects of Amygdala Lesions on Human Emotional Processing Véronique Bohbot (John C Breitner, Ridha Joober, Kyoko Konishi) Genetic modulation of Virtual Navigational Strategies, and Brain Function and Grey Matter in Healthy Aging

Published on : 07 Aug 2013

2013 Department of Psychiatry Awards Announcement

The McGill Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Department of Psychiatry Awards. Four awards of $10,000 will be granted this year. The first three awards are granted for proposals pertaining to research related to disorders that affect young people. The fourth is a new award, introduced this year to support fellows at McGill: Congratulations to the recipients!

Published on : 07 Aug 2013

Student Research Day, Award Recipients

Congratulations to the award recipients of the 2013 Student Research Day!  Megan Sheppard  MSc 1st prize, Douglas (supervisor: Dr. Giamal Luheshi) LPS induces a prolonged change in energy balance in diet-induced obese rats   Juan Pablo Lopez PhD 1st prize, Douglas (supervisor: Dr. Gustavo Turecki) miR-1202: A Primate-Specific and Brain-Enriched miRNA is Involved in Major Depression and Regulates the Expression of GRM4   Dr.

Published on : 06 Jun 2013

FRSQ Awards & Grants Recipients

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the most recent FRSQ awards and grants (posted April 24th, 2013)! Chercheurs-boursiers - Clinique et épidémiologique Jennifer Coelho, Institut Douglas Les endophénotypes de l'impulsivité: caractérostoqies de l'interface etre l'anorexie nerveuse et le trouble obssessionel-compulsif   Aurelie Labbe, Institut Douglas Outils statistiques pour l'analyse de données génétiques multiples et corrélées: expression génétique, phénotypes et mét

Published on : 23 May 2013

**Deadline Extension** 2013 McGill Department of Psychiatry Awards

**The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 22, 2013** The McGill Department of Psychiatry is calling for submissions for the 2013 McGill Department of Psychiatry Awards. Four awards of $10,000 will be granted this year. The first three awards are granted for proposals pertaining to research related to disorders that affect young people. The fourth is a new award, introduced this year to support fellows at McGill.atry Awards.

Published on : 17 May 2013