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Spotlight on Dr. Jaswant Guzder and Dr. Jens Pruessner

In this edition of Spotlight, we would like to congratulate Dr. Jaswant Guzder and Dr. Jens Pruessner for their promotion to the rank of Full Professor.

Published: 6Feb2015

Good words: Stigma, Mental Illness and Employment- A short film written by Rob Whitley

Dr. Rob Whitley recently wrote a short and poignant film tracing the story of Elizabeth, a gifted and highly qualified candidate attending a job interview. All appears to be going swimmingly, until the conversation turns towards the subject of mental illness. While this film is a work of fiction, research indicates that it represents a reality played out daily.

The film can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ5Wx_LhGUc

Published: 12Jan2015

Dr. Serge Gauthier appointed to the Order of Canada.

Dr. Serge Gauthier, M.D., FRCPC, an eminent researcher in Alzheimer’s disease, has been appointed to the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.  To read more, click here.

You can also watch his interview on Alzheimer's Disease in connection with Alzheimer's Awareness Month on CTV here.

Published: 8Jan2015

Québec Science 10 best discoveries: Two members from Douglas Hospital

Dr. Gustavo Turecki along with Dr. Juan Pablo Lopez speak about the identification of a molecule that predicts treatment response for depressed patients.

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Dr. Judes Poirier speaks about his discovery of the genetic variation that protects 25% of the population from Alzheimer's.

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Published: 8Jan2015

It’s all in a good night’s sleep

Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents. But a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal suggests it’s well worth the effort: the researchers found that a good night’s sleep is linked to better performance in math and languages – subjects that are powerful predictors of later learning and academic success.

Published: 8Jan2015