Dept. of Psychiatry news
It is our pleasure to announce a new Graduate Program Director, Dr. Naguib Mechawar! Dr. Mechawar is the Director of the Mood, Anxiety and Impulsivity-Related Theme at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, and Director of the Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank.
The McGill Department of Psychiatry is calling for submissions for the 2013 McGill 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.
**The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 22, 2013** The McGill Department of Psychiatry is calling for submissions for the 2013 McGill 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.
Each year, a prize of $1,000.00 and a trophy is awarded to the student who has published the best addictions-related paper. This year, the winner will be announced in the spring at the annual Student Research Day.
Dr. Juan Carlos Negrete is Professor Emeritus with the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University. Dr. Negrete was a devoted director of the Montreal General Hospital Addictions Center (McGill University Health Centre) for over 15 years. Even though he has attained emeritus status at McGill, he continues to work in a full-time capacity, performing regular clinical duties, supervising trainees, collaborating in clinical research studies, and lecturing at CME events. He is also very active doing medical expert work.
Tuesday, February 12th is Bell Let’s Talk Day! Bringing awareness to an often invisible, yet one of the most pervasive health issues in Canada, Bell Let’s Talk is a mission to address mental illness in the workplace and at home. This program is dedicated to the promotion and support of mental health, through initiatives to support anti-stigma, increased access to care, additional research, and improving the overall culture of mental health support in Canada.
It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Hannah Schwartz as our new Training Director of Postgraduate Psychiatry at St. Mary’s Hospital Center. Dr. Schwartz completed her residency in psychiatry at McGill University and a fellowship in perinatal and early childhood psychiatry at Université de Montréal. She presently serves on the Selection Committee for CaRMS and is a co-chair for a module in the postgraduate Diploma Course.
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The Division of Child Psychiatry of the McGill University Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that its application for recognition of its training program was approved by the Royal College of Canada! The Division can now train new child psychiatrists under the new Subspecialty in Child Psychiatry created by the Royal College.
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Santokh Singh as Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at the St. Mary’s Hospital Center where he will be replacing Dr. Susanne Lamarre. Dr. Singh is an Assistant Professor at McGill and has worked as a psychiatrist at St.
This week, the Department of Psychiatry would like to put the spotlight on Dr. Frank Elgar who was recently awarded the Canada Research Chair Tier 2 Award. Dr. Elgar is a psychologist with research expertise in social inequalities in health and family influences on child mental health. He received his doctorate in developmental psychology from Dalhousie University and has worked in university and government settings in Canada and the United Kingdom.
The Department of Psychiatry would like to congratulate Dr. Carl Ernst for being the recipient of two recent awards: the Canada Research Chair Tier 2 Award and the Douglas Hospital Induced-Pluripotent Stem Cell Laboratory for Cognitive Disorders Award
Message from Normand Rinfret, Director General and CEO It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Nadia Szkrumelak to the position of Chief of the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Szkrumelak is a graduate of McGill University, and has been a member of the Department of Psychiatry at the MUHC since 1984.
The Resident Awards Night took place at the Thomson House on November 21st. I would like to thank the MPRA and the Department of Psychiatry for making this a special evening where we were able to honor Faculty and Resident achievements. Congratulations to the 2012 award recipients! Best regards, Karl Looper, MD, FRCPCProgram Director, Post-Graduate Education
We are sorry to inform you that Dr. Claude de Montigny, Professor Emeritus from the Department of Psychiatry, has passed away on the evening of October 19, 2012.