Drs. Ashok Malla and Serge Gauthier are amongst the seventy-seven of the highly prestigious Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) list of individuals that were selected to join as Fellows for 2020.
CAHS recognizes excellence in health sciences. Fellows have demonstrated, through their careers and lives, that they are committed to their field of expertise in many ways.
Dr. Romina Mizrahi has been appointed as the new Associate Chair of Research for the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Mizrahi will be responsible for the Department’s research mission and oversee strategic research planning. She will also assist the Chair in the coordination of research activities, recruitment of researchers, and review the research-track residency program.
Congratulations to our researchers who were successful in this latest round of CIHR grants! The successfully funded researchers and their respective projects are:
Dr. Gabriella Gobbi - "Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and social behavior. A translational study.
Dr. Naguib Mechawar - "Remodeling of cerebral plasticity by early-life adversity: cellular and molecular mechanisms in the human brain"
…La Dre Tuong-Vi Nguyen, professeure adjointe au Département de psychiatrie de l’Université McGill et scientifique à l’Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé de McGill, fait partie de celles et ceux qui prennent les femmes au sérieux. Peut-être parce qu’elle est, elle-aussi, dotée d’ovaires qui la travaillent mais surtout parce qu’elle sait que les douleurs physiques et psychiques liées au TDPM ne sont pas à prendre à la légère.
Ce sont près de 80 notifications qui font sonner nos téléphones mobiles quotidiennement. Elles ont pour but d'attirer rapidement l'attention et distraient les utilisateurs qui mettent un certain temps à retrouver leur concentration. Plusieurs chercheurs se sont penchés sur les conséquences de ces notifications sur notre bien-être. Le point avec Samuel Veissière, professeur au Département de psychiatrie de l'Université McGill.
…Myrna Lashley, an expert on race relations and assistant professor at McGill University, suggested putting the Macdonald statue in a museum. ''I don't believe in vandalism,'' she said. ''But we can educate people about past wrongs.'' She added, ''These acts are spurring an important discussion that needs to take place not only in Canada but in the world.''
New York Times
Canadians spend big money dealing with the consequences of homelessness, but the money spent could be far more effective. According to a new McGill-led analysis, housing homeless people with severe mental illness is even more cost-effective than housing homeless people with moderate needs. A Housing-First strategy aimed at helping these individuals regain and keep permanent housing generates savings equal to about two-thirds of its cost.
The Lester B. Pearson School Board taps Dr. Myrna Lashley as chair for task force on equity and inclusivity
The Lester B. Pearson School Board has named renowned McGill University psychologist Dr. Myrna Lashley as the chair of its new task force on equity and inclusivity.
Congratulations to Dr. Kieran O'Donnell for his new position as Assistant Professor in both Yale Child Study Center and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale School of Medicine.