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Passing of Dr. Theodore L. Sourkes

Dear Colleagues,

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Published: 20 Jan 2015

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.

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Published: 12 Jan 2015

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: 8 Jan 2015

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.

To watch, please click here.

 

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: 8 Jan 2015

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: 8 Jan 2015

Appointment of Dr. Gustavo Turecki as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Gustavo Turecki as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective March 1, 2015. Dr. Turecki succeeds Dr. Mimi Israël, who led the department with great distinction since 2007. We take this opportunity to offer our sincere thanks to Dr. Israël for her outstanding leadership throughout her term, and we wish her continued success.

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Published: 5 Jan 2015

In the news: Professor Howard Steiger- Eating disorders and the holiday season

To listen to Professor Howard Steiger speak about reconciling eating disorders and the holiday season, click the following link.

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/le_15_18/2014-2015/chronique.asp?idchronique=358966

 

Published: 24 Dec 2014

In the news: Dr. Michael Meaney speaks about the environment and genes predisposed to delinquency

To listen to Dr. Michael Meaney speak about how the environment plays a role in the expression of certain genes predisposed to delinquency, please click the following link.

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/les_annees_lumiere/2014-2015/chronique.asp?idChronique=358663

Published: 22 Dec 2014

Spring 2015 Promotions - Department of Psychiatry

Spring Promotions 2015

The Department of Psychiatry Promotions Committee will be meeting to review the following recommendations for promotions of Tenured and Contract Academic Staff (CAS) members:

• Faculty Lecturer to Assistant Professor
• Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
• Associate Professor to Full Professor

Important
• Before applying for promotions (in any category), the candidate must first notify the Chair....

Published: 21 Nov 2014

In the news: Dr. Karama in Science magazine

See Dr. Karama referenced in Science magazine regarding IQ, the Brain, and Alzheimer's disease.

Read more here (at page 571 column 2):

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6209/568.full.pdf

 

Published: 13 Nov 2014

Professor Michael Meaney 2014 Wilder-Penfield Prize- Prix du Québec

Professor Michael Meaney is awarded the Wilder-Penfield prize in recognition of his groundbreaking achievements in the biology of child development. Also recently winning the 2014 Klaus J....

Published: 5 Nov 2014

In the news: Dr. Alain Brunet speaks about post-traumatic stress

Click on the link below to read the article, and listen to Dr. Alain Brunet speak about post-traumatic stress in French. 

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/les_eclaireurs/2014-2015/chronique.asp?idChronique=353235

Published: 27 Oct 2014

Professor Michael Meaney as the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize Laureate


McGill University Professor Michael Meaney has been selected as the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize Laureate in recognition of his groundbreaking achievements in the biology of child development. A jury of experts selected Prof....

Published: 14 Oct 2014

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