McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

The Douglas

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Founded in 1881, The Douglas Mental Health University Institute Research Centre (the Douglas) was Montreal’s first and largest psychiatric hospital. As a McGill University teaching hospital, the Douglas is recognized as a flagship centre in mental health research by the Quebec government (Fonds de la recherche du Québec-Santé). The Douglas sets itself apart through innovative neuroscience, clinical and psychosocial research across five major themes:

There are over 60 principal investigators at the Douglas, including two of the Ludmer Centre's scientific directors: Patricia Pelufo-Silveira, MD, PhD, and Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD. Dr. Silveira epigenetic approach examines the effect of early life and pre-natal environment on developmental outcomes. Dr. Turecki studies how different patients with depression will have different responses and treatment outcomes at a molecular and single-cell level. 

The Douglas also hosts the unique Bell-Douglas Brain Bank containing over 3000 brains from patients with neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, as well as the Douglas Brain Imaging Centre dedicated to mental health research on humans and small animals.


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