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Naguib Mechawar receives a research grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Naguib Mechawar

Congratulations to Naguib Mechawar, who received a $100,000 research grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  This research grant aims to determine if early life adversity affects white matter development in the brain in a way that increases suicide risk.  This research could lead to the identification of potential brain targets for suicide prevention.

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2016-10-28
Norbert Schmitz
On October 13, during the Quebec Heart Cocktail, Dr. Norbert Schmitz from McGill University in Montreal received a Research Achievement Award, which is annually given by the Heart and Stroke Foundation to highlight the exceptional work of distinguished researchers in heart and stroke health. Dr. Norbert Schmitz from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute received the first $10,000 Henry and Berenice Kaufman Foundation Award of Excellence. This Research Achievement Award is given to...
2016-10-20
ACFAS 2016 prize winners
Gustavo Turecki was recently awarded the Léo-Pariseau prize for biological and health sciences by the Association francophone pour le savoir, ACFAS. This prize is awarded yearly to a researcher to highlight the excellence and impact of his work and actions in the area of biological or health sciences. The Association francophone pour le savoir – Acfas is a not-for-profit organisation that contributes to the advancement of science in Quebec and in the French-speaking Canada. Learn...
2016-10-04
Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto, Director of the Translational Neuroimaging Laboratory, McGill University
Canadian patients will be enrolled in clinical trials led by McGill and funded by the Weston Brain Institute October 3, 2016 – Montreal, QC, Toronto and Ottawa, ON KalGene Pharmaceuticals and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) are proud to announce the signature of an agreement worth over $1M to develop, scale up, and transfer the technology needed to manufacture a promising novel Alzheimer’s treatment in Canada that the parties have been co-developing since 2015. The treatment, a...

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