Not even close to every person who faces challenges or lives with severe depression commits suicide. Some people are more vulnerable than others.
In this edition of Spotlight, we would like to congratulate Dr. Jaswant Guzder and Dr. Jens Pruessner for their promotion to the rank of Full Professor.
To hear Dr. Serge Gauthier interviewed on Radio-Canada, click the following link: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/les_eclaireurs/2014-2015/chronique.asp?idchronique=361417
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. The film can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ5Wx_LhGUc
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.
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. To watch, please click here.
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.
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
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.