Dr. Holly Carsley Memorial Award
Thanks to generous gifts from Dr. Holly Carsley's family and friends, the Douglas Institute Research Centre and the Douglas Institute Foundation are happy to announce this year's competition of the Dr. Holly Carsley Memorial Award to recognize the outstanding work of a Douglas Institute resident, postdoctoral fellow or Ph.D. student pursuing research in the area of depression and suicide. The goal of the Award is to stimulate young researchers to perform high quality research that has the potential to prevent depression and suicide, and improve diagnosis and treatment of depression.
Two prizes were awarded, worth $1,000 each:
- Dariusz Zurawek, postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Gustavo Turecki's team
- Kelly Perlman, doctoral candidate, Dr. Naguib Mechawar's team
Dr. Rémi Quirion Excellence Award
Thanks to generosity of former students and collaborators, the Douglas Research Centre and the Douglas Foundation are happy to announce the recipient of the Rémi Quirion Excellence Award. In addition to being a world- renowned researcher in the field of neuroscience and mental health and to presently hold the position of Quebec's Chief Scientist, Dr. Quirion was the Scientific Director of the Douglas Research Centre from 1996 to 2011. As such, he has highly contributed to model the research centre as we know it. In particular, he has always been a strong promoter of the essential contribution of students to the research centre. With this in mind, this excellence award aims to recognize the outstanding research contribution of Master students of the Douglas Research Centre.
One prize, worth $500, was awarded to Nadia Blostein, masters' student, Dr. Mallar Chakravarty's team
Congratulations to the students and their supervisors!