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Annoucement from the Program Office

Annoucement from the Program Office Dear Residents and Faculty,

Published on : 09 Oct 2014

Spotlight on Dr. Sherif Karama

Dr. Karama is a McGill-trained general psychiatrist with research training in brain imaging and genetics. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from the Université de Montréal.

Published on : 23 Jul 2014

Department of Psychiatry Newsletter - Summer 2014

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Published on : 23 Jul 2014

Results of the March 2014 CIHR Operating Grants Competition

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

Published on : 07 Jul 2014

Student Research Day, Award Recipients

Congratulations to the award recipients of the 2014 Student Research Day!  Ian Blum, FRSQ Top Presentation Prize, Douglas (supervisor: Dr. Kai-Florian Storch)A novel neurological mechanism driving rhythms of dopamine release Lauren Reynolds, Douglas Institute Second Prize, Douglas (supervisor: Dr.

Published on : 11 Jun 2014

Spotlight on Dr. Brett Thombs

With this issue of the spotlight, we would like to congratulate Dr. Brett Thombs who is the recipient of the 2014 Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emergent Researchers. This award was created in 2013 to encourage and celebrate McGill’s most outstanding earl-career researchers, as well as to provide them with an advantage as they apply for external awards by adding a prestigious internal distinction to their list of accomplishments.   Dr.

Published on : 02 May 2014

Department of Psychiatry Newsletter - Winter 2014

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Published on : 28 Feb 2014

Leyton Addiction Research Prize, 2014

      February 17, 2014 Subject: Leyton Addiction Research Prize Dear Colleagues, Please find attached the application form for the 2014 Leyton Addiction Research Prize.

Published on : 17 Feb 2014

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