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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

Results of the March 2013 CIHR Operating Grants Competition

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CIHR operating grants competition. (Posted June 28, 2013) 

Gabriella Gobbi (Martin Beaulieu)
Melatonin MT1 receptor as a target for antidepressant drugs

Jorge Armony (Neda Ladbon Bernasconi)
Effects of Amygdala Lesions on Human Emotional Processing

Published: 7 Aug 2013

2013 Department of Psychiatry Awards Announcement

The McGill Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Department of Psychiatry Awards. Four awards of $10,000 will be granted this year. The first three awards are granted for proposals pertaining to research related to disorders that affect young people. The fourth is a new award, introduced this year to support fellows at McGill:

Congratulations to the recipients!

Published: 7 Aug 2013

Student Research Day, Award Recipients

Congratulations to the award recipients of the 2013 Student Research Day! 

Megan Sheppard  MSc 1st prize, Douglas (supervisor: Dr. Giamal Luheshi)
LPS induces a prolonged change in energy balance in diet-induced obese rats


Published: 6 Jun 2013