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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.


Published: 11 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. (Posted January 31, 2014) 

Frank J Elgar
Social, economic and policy influences on social inequalities in adolescent health: a cross-national comparative study in 43 countries (1986-2014)

Bruno J Giros
A pharmacological approach to reduce cognitive deficits in psychosis: Targeting of the dopamine D1 receptors.

Published: 3 Feb 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.

Published: 27 Jan 2014

New Program Director for Geriatric Psychiatry: Dr. Jess Friedland

It is our pleasure to announce Dr. Jess Friedland as the new Program Director for Geriatric Psychiatry.

Published: 16 Jan 2014

Spotlight on Dr. Simon Young

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.

Published: 9 Dec 2013

Douglas-Based Research Team Obtains $1.5 Million to Study a New Method of Neuronal Communication

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.

Published: 27 Nov 2013

Two Douglas psychiatrists honoured by the Verdun community

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.

Published: 27 Nov 2013

Spotlight on Dr. Rimma Orenman

In this week’s Spotlight, we would like to welcome Dr. Rimma Orenman as a new member of our department.

Published: 25 Nov 2013

OneStart Bio-Entrepreneur Competition

SR-One and Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable invite young bio-entrepreneurs from McGill University to enter the world¹s largest life science business plan competition, OneStart. The winner will receive $150k, free lab space and ongoing legal and intellectual property advice.

Published: 24 Oct 2013

Spotlight on Dr. Nicola Casacalenda

Dr. Casacalenda is an Associate Professor in the McGill Department of Psychiatry. As Training Director and Clinical Supervisor at the Jewish General Hospital, Dr....

Published: 21 Oct 2013

Best Undergraduate Teacher in Psychiatry Award: Dr. Tewfik Said

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Tewfik Said, this year’s recipient of the Best Undergraduate Teacher in Psychiatry Award.

Published: 9 Oct 2013