Dept. of Psychiatry news
This week, the Department of Psychiatry would like to put the spotlight on Dr. Frank Elgar who was recently awarded the Canada Research Chair Tier 2 Award. Dr. Elgar is a psychologist with research expertise in social inequalities in health and family influences on child mental health. He received his doctorate in developmental psychology from Dalhousie University and has worked in university and government settings in Canada and the United Kingdom.
The Department of Psychiatry would like to congratulate Dr. Carl Ernst for being the recipient of two recent awards: the Canada Research Chair Tier 2 Award and the Douglas Hospital Induced-Pluripotent Stem Cell Laboratory for Cognitive Disorders Award
Message from Normand Rinfret, Director General and CEO It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Nadia Szkrumelak to the position of Chief of the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Szkrumelak is a graduate of McGill University, and has been a member of the Department of Psychiatry at the MUHC since 1984.
The Resident Awards Night took place at the Thomson House on November 21st. 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. Congratulations to the 2012 award recipients! Best regards, Karl Looper, MD, FRCPCProgram Director, Post-Graduate Education
We are sorry to inform you that Dr. Claude de Montigny, Professor Emeritus from the Department of Psychiatry, has passed away on the evening of October 19, 2012.
The McGill University Child Psychiatry Division is organizing a series of 4 bilingual seminars for the mental health professionals. These seminars will be presented in English, on Tuesday afternoon and in French on Wednesday afternoon, once a month, from 3:00 to 5:00 from January to April 2013Please see attached brochure for details. Thank youRita RiccioAdministrative AssistantDivision of Child Psychiatry, McGill University Department of Child PsychiatryThe Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre4018 St.
Time Healthland: More Sleep Means More Focused, Emotionally Stable KidsRead full artcile: http://healthland.time.com/2012/10/15/more-sleep-means-more-focused-emotionally-stable-kids/#ixzz29kYl97FI CBS News: 27 extra minutes of sleep may make kids better behaved Read article:http://www.cb
Rare genetic mutation linked to psychiatric illnesses, obesity B Charlie Fidelman, GAZETTE Health Reporter October 8, 2012 MONTREAL — Grounding chronic illnesses and mental disorders in human DNA is like trying to tease out a giant riddle that’s complicated by the intricate relationship between biology and behaviour.
From the lab of CIFAR Fellow Michael Meaney (McGill University): Scientists have provided evidence that socioeconomic status affects family function and the development and function of brain regions that are critical for attention, learning and memory. Meaney's lab looks into how parenting produces lasting effects on cognitive and emotional development. His lab examined development in rats and found parental influences on the chemical, or 'epigenetic', signals that control the activity in the brain of genes that influence the connections between brain cells as well as learning and memory.
Ottawa, Ontario (October 1, 2012) – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, joined Tony Boeckh, Chair of the Graham Boeckh Foundation, and Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), to announce the launch of the new Patient-Oriented Network in Adolescent and Youth Mental Health. The research network aims to improve the care provided to young Canadians with mental illness by taking research findings and using them in practice and policy.
Dr. Suzane Renaud (Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry) Inaugurated as President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association
Whether it is for research into clean energy sources, the future of wireless communication or a better understanding of the processes involved in language learning, over 160 established McGill researchers and more than 80 graduate students will benefit from support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five years.