Patricia Boksa

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patricia.boksa [at]
514-761-6131 ex. 5928
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Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3



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Dr. Boksa is a full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and an associate member in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Dr. Boksa has been a principle investigator at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute since 1983. She is a neuroscientist conducting basic research on pregnancy and birth complications as risk factors for the later development of schizophrenia. Her research involves the use of animal models to investigate effects of various perinatal complications (i.e., birth hypoxia, Cesarean section birth, maternal infection during pregnancy) on neurodevelopmental outcomes relevant to schizophrenia. Over the years, Dr. Boksa has been continually involved with the teaching and training of students and mentoring of tenure-track academic staff in the Department of Psychiatry. Among other activities, she has served as a member of the Senate at McGill University, as chair and scientific officer on CIHR grant committees, and as president of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

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