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.
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.
Research from McGill University suggests that people who are vulnerable to developing alcoholism exhibit a distinctive brain response when drinking alcohol, according to a new study by Prof. Marco Leyton, of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry. Compared to people at low risk for alcohol-use problems, those at high risk showed a greater dopamine response in a brain pathway that increases desire for rewards. These findings, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, could help shed light on why some people are more at risk of suffering from alcoholism and could mark an important step toward the development of treatment options.
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!
The Division of Child Psychiatry of the McGill University Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that its application for recognition of its training program was approved by the Royal College of Canada! The Division can now train new child psychiatrists under the new Subspecialty in Child Psychiatry created by the Royal College.
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.
Dr. Suzane Renaud (Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry) Inaugurated as President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association