Dept. of Psychiatry news
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
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.
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
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. Jacobs Research Prize Laureate, he is one of two professors from McGill among the 14 winners of this year’s Prix du Québec—considered the most prestigious award attributed by the Government of Québec in cultural and scientific fields. Congratulations again, Professor Meaney! Read more:
To read more about how stress affects unborn babies in Dr. King's article, click on the link below. http://forumblog.org/2014/10/stress-affects-unborn-babies/?utm_content=buffera4145&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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
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. Meaney, who is also Scientific Director at the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, for this honour for his pioneering, cutting edge research on the biological mechanisms by which parental behaviour affects brain development and lifelong function.
Dr. Karama is a McGill-trained general psychiatrist with research training in brain imaging and genetics. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from the Université de Montréal.
Congratulations to the award recipients of the 2014 Student Research Day! Ian Blum, FRSQ Top Presentation Prize, Douglas (supervisor: Dr. Kai-Florian Storch)A novel neurological mechanism driving rhythms of dopamine release Lauren Reynolds, Douglas Institute Second Prize, Douglas (supervisor: Dr.
With this issue of the spotlight, we would like to congratulate Dr. Brett Thombs who is the recipient of the 2014 Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emergent Researchers. This award was created in 2013 to encourage and celebrate McGill’s most outstanding earl-career researchers, as well as to provide them with an advantage as they apply for external awards by adding a prestigious internal distinction to their list of accomplishments. Dr.