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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: 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: 6 Feb 2014

Study untangles divergent U.S. job-tenure patterns

Have American jobs become less stable? Do workers change employers more frequently than in the past?

Published: 5 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: 5 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: 3 Feb 2014

NSERC celebrates McGill research

Published: 3 Feb 2014

Does vaccinating one sexual partner benefit the other?

A new study by McGill University will examine whether vaccinating only one partner in a couple against the human papillomavirus (HPV) can help prevent transmission of HPV to the unvaccinated partner.

Published: 30 Jan 2014

Glass that bends but doesn’t break

Normally when you drop a drinking glass on the floor it shatters. But, in future, thanks to a technique developed in McGill’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, when the same thing happens the glass is likely to simply bend and become slightly deformed. That’s because Prof. François Barthelat and his team have successfully taken inspiration from the mechanics of natural structures like seashells in order to significantly increase the toughness of glass.

Published: 29 Jan 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.

Published: 27 Jan 2014

Diabetes: We are in it together

Published: 24 Jan 2014

When nanotech meets quantum physics in one dimension

How would electrons behave if confined to a wire so slender they could pass through it only in single-file?

Published: 23 Jan 2014

Quality control of mitochondria as a defense against disease

Scientists from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital in Canada have discovered that two genes linked to hereditary Parkinson’s disease are involved in the early-stage quality control of mitochondria. The protective mechanism, which is reported in The EMBO Journal, removes damaged proteins that arise from oxidative stress from mitochondria. 

Published: 21 Jan 2014

Training your brain using neurofeedback

A new brain-imaging technique for a true brain workout

Published: 20 Jan 2014