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.
Mimi Israël, MD, and Serge Beaulieu, MD, PhD received a 2013 “Coup de chapeau verdunois” for their commitment as first-line psychiatrists. The awards were handed out by Roger Cadieux, President of the Forum économique de Verdun, during a recognition ceremony on the evening of November 27.
This award recognizes the involvement of Verdun residents and employees.
Salah El Mestikawy, PhD, a researcher at The Douglas Institute, along with his research team, have received $1.5 million to explore the dual signalling capacity of neurons. This research grant is one of five new Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) grants awarded by Brain Canada with funds from the Canada Brain Research Fund and Partners. The Douglas team will work with colleagues at the University of Western Ontario.
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 2013
Please see attached brochure for details.
Thank you Rita Riccio Administrative Assistant Division of Child Psychiatry, McGill University Department of Child Psychiatry The Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre
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. Hundreds of genes have been associated with psychiatric conditions, some erroneously, and they were not confirmed.