Recent awards

Recent awards obtained by our researchers

Pedro Rosa Neto wins Alzheimer’s Association “Excellence in Neuroscience Mentoring” Award

May 23, 2024 Alzheimer’s Association has awarded Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto for his work in neuroscience mentoring. Alzheimer’s Association has recognized the work of several neuroscientists. Through various awards, they are … Read more

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Three Douglas researchers and several students awarded FRQS funding

April 30, 2024 Congratulations to our researchers and students who have received FRQS funding! The Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQS) today announced the results of its funding applications for … Read more

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Dr. Michael Meaney elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 25, 2024 The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, through its President David W. Oxtoby and Chairman of the Board Goodwin H. Liu, has revealed the names of the … Read more

Douglas researchers awarded two new and one renewed Canada Research Chairs

March 13, 2024 Today the Government of Canada announced the new Canada Research Chairs (CRC), one of the country’s highest academic honours. We are pleased to announce that two new … Read more

Dr. Delphine Raucher-Chéné obtains a 2023 Clinical Innovation Pilot Fund Award

Dr. Delphine Raucher-Chéné has obtained a McGill PSychiatry 2023 Clinical Innovation Pilot Fund Award for her project, entitled, Minds@Work for individuals with bipolar disorder. The prize amount of $25,000 is … Read more

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Lena Palaniyappan awarded a Discretionary Award from the Wellcome Trust

January 11, 2023 Last December, Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, co-investigator in a project led by Dr. Iris Sommer at the University Medical Center Groningen, was awarded a Discretionary Award from the … Read more

Dr Cecilia Flores promoted to Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

December 6, 2023 We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Cecilia Flores has just been promoted to Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). Promotion of ACNP members to … Read more

Video presentation of Dr. Srividya Iyer’s work premiered during her Royal-Mach Gaensslen Prize ceremony

December 5, 2023 On December 5, 2023, Dr. Srividya Iyer received the Royal-Mach Gaensslen Prize. During this recorded ceremony and discussion, a specially-made video presents Dr. Iyer’s work and the … Read more

Dr. Michel Perreault receives a prize from Centre of expertise and collaborations in concomitant disorders

November 23, 2023 We are pleased to share that during their 5th Scientific activity, the Centre d’expertise et de collaboration en troubles concomitants (CECTC), awarded Dr. Michel Perreaut with the … Read more

Dr. Alain Brunet obtains the Acfas 2023 Léo Pariseau Award

November 22, 2023 On November 16, Acfas held its 79th annual Gala, during which it awarded its prestigious Acfas Prizes. We are proud to announce that this year, Dr. Alain … Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Turecki listed on the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list

November 19, 2023 The Douglas Research Centre is proud to announce that Dr. Gustavo Turecki has been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list from Clarivate. The highly anticipated … Read more

Dr. Srividya Iyer receives the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research

November 7, 2023 We are delighted to share that Dr. Srividya Iyer is the 2023 recipient of The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research. Dr. Iyer’s research focuses on adolescence … Read more

Drs. Mallar Chakravarty and Marie-Claude Geoffroy named as 2023 Members to the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists

September 26, 2023 The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and its Members have elected this year’s new Fellows and named the incoming class of the RSC College. In addition to … Read more

Drs. Corina Nagy and Mahsa Dadar named Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research

September 22, 2023 We are pleased to announce that Drs. Corina Nagy and Mahsa Dadar have both been named as 2022 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research. Yesterday, Brain Canada … Read more

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Dr. Laurence Roy receives the Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prize

September 21, 2023 Laurence Roy, erg., OT, PhD, is the 2023 recipient of the Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prize. This award is named for the McGill alumna who was the first Black … Read more

Bruno Giros wins the Senior Investigator Award by the CSPT

Congratulations to Dr. Bruno Giros on winning the CSPT 2022/2023 Senior Investigator Award by Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CSPT) The Senior Investigator Award recognizes and stimulates research in the … Read more

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Seven Douglas researchers and several students obtain FRQS awards

April 27, 2023 Congratulations to our researchers and students who received FRQS funding! The Fonds de recherche du Québec announced its funding results today, for both researcher and student salary … Read more

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Dr. Patricia Pelufo Silveira named Associate Director of McGill’s IPN Program

March 6, 2023 Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Pelufo Silveira, who was just named Associate Director of McGill’s Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN). Dr. Silveira is a paediatrician and neuroscientist with … Read more

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Natasha Rajah named as Co-Lead of CCNA’s Team 9

Congratulations to Dr. Natasha Rajah, who has just been named co-lead of Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)’s Team 9, Biomarkers of Aging and Neurodegeneration. She takes over from … Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Turecki listed on the Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list

The Douglas Research Centre is proud to announce that Dr. Gustavo Turecki has been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list from Clarivate. The highly anticipated annual list identifies … Read more

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Dr. Michel Perreault recognized for his contributions to addictions research

Dr. Michel Perreault was recognized for his work in the field of addiction by the RISQ (groupe de Recherche et d’intervention sur les substances psychoactives – Québec) and the journal … Read more

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Dr. Martin Lepage awarded a Professional prize from the Ordre des psychologues du Québec

Congratulations to Dr. Martin Lepage, who was awarded the "Prix professionnel de l'Ordre des psychologues du Québec" in recognition of his outstanding work. The prize was awarded during the annual … Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Turecki rewarded with a prize from the French Académie des sciences

  We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gustavo Turecki received the Philippe and Maria Halphen Prize from the Académie des sciences of France. This prize is being awarded during … Read more

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Drs. Corina Nagy and Rachel Rabin awarded BBRF Young Investigator Awards

We are pleased to announce that two of our researchers, Drs Corina Nagy and Rachel Rabin, were awarded Brain and Behavior Research  Fund Young Investigator Awards for 2022. The BBRF … Read more

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Dr. Patricia Pelufo Silveira named as a Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and its Members have elected this year’s new Fellows and named the incoming class of the RSC College. In addition to the 102 new … Read more

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Dr. Myra Piat named as a 2022 Champion of Mental Health by the CAMIMH

Dr. Myra Piat has been named one of the 2022 Champions of Mental Health by the Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health. Each year the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness … Read more

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Dr. Bruno Giros nominated to the Academia Europea

Dr. Bruno Giros was recently named as a new member of the Academia Europea, which is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in scholarship. The Academia Europea’s mission is … Read more

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Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy receives McGill’s Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers

Congratulations to Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy, who was honoured by McGill during convocation and was named as one of 3 “Outstanding Emerging Researchers” for 2022! The prize is administered by Research … Read more

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Nicolas Cermakian honoured by the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms

  On the occasion of their biennial conference, held May 14-18, 2022, the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms recognized Dr. Nicolas Cermakian for his long-standing service by awarding him the SRBR … Read more

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Dr. Natasha Rajah named Assistant Dean, Academic Career Development, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill

Dr. Natasha Rajah was just named to the new position of Assistant Dean, Academic Career Development, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill. This role, together with the new post of … Read more

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Dr. Bruno Giros awarded a CCNP Heinz Lehmann Award

Dr. Bruno Giros was awarded the 2022 Canadian College of Neuropsycho-pharmacology (CCNP) Heinz Lehmann Award, which is given out in recognition of outstanding contributions by a single individual in neuropsychopharmacology research in Canada. … Read more

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Lena Palaniyappan appointed a Visiting Professor at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Dr. Lena Palaniyappan has been conferred with a Visiting Professor appointment at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. This appointment will strengthen the existing collaboration between his group focussed on neuroscience of early intervention in … Read more

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Dr. Srividya Iyer named as one of four “Immigrant Women of Inspiration” in STEM

Dr. Srividya Iyer was named by Canadian Immigrant as an "Immigrant Woman of Inspiration." For this ninth edition, the nominees featured by Canadian Immigrant were all recognized for their work in science, … Read more

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Dr. Manuela Ferrari awarded a HBHL Neuro Commercialization Ignite Grant

Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives has announced the projects selected to receive this year's Neuro Commercialization Ignite Grants. These grants aim to support small-scale validation/proof-of-principle efforts in the development of a neuroscience-related technology. We are pleased to … Read more

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Drs. Jai Shah and Romina Mizrahi honoured by the Schizophrenia International Research Society

Congratulations to Drs. Romina Mizrahi and Jai Shah, who were recognized by the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) this month! Dr. Mizrahi was elected by her peers to the SIRS Board for … Read more

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Dr. James Carmichael awarded the Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship

  Congratulations to James Carmichael, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Sylvain Williams' lab, on being awarded the Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship, for his project entitled "From Space to Memory Under … Read more

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Nomination of Dr. Lena Palaniyappan as the Monique H. Bourgeois Chair

We are pleased to announce the recruitment of Dr. Lena Palaniyappan as the new Monique H. Bourgeois Chair, offered through the François Bourgeois Foundation. In addition to becoming a Researcher … Read more

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Drs. Nicolas Cermakian and Patricia Pelufo Silveira obtain a Ludmer-MI4 Seed Fund Grant

Congratulations to Drs. Nicolas Cermakian and Patricia Pelufo Silveira for recently obtaining a Ludmer-MI4 Seed Funding Grant! This grant aimed at supporting a new health research project focusing on the role … Read more

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Drs. Ducharme, Lepage, Orri, Rajah, Rosa Neto, and Wong receive CIHR funding

Congratulations to all of our researchers whose projects were funded through CIHR's latest Project Grants competition! Simon Ducharme Neurodevelopmental vs. Neurodegenerative: A study of neurodevelopmental consequences of FTD genetic mutations in at-risk youth … Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Turecki named as a Member of the US National Academy of Medicine

On October 18, Dr. Gustavo Turecki was announced as a member of the US National Academy of Medicine. Although there were 100 new members named in 2021, he is one … Read more

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Dr. Ridha Joober elected into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Dr. Ridha Joober was among the 74 newly elected Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences for 2021. Fellows are selected by their peers in recognition for their accomplishments and contributions to … Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Turecki named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

We are very proud to announce that Dr. Gustavo Turecki was just named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Fellowship to the RSC is the highest academic … Read more

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Dr. Natasha Rajah named to the CIHR Institute of Aging Advisory Board

Dr. Natasha Rajah, was named to the Institute of Aging advisory board for a 4-year term, beginning September 1, 2021. Congratulations!

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Dr. Srividya Iyer named a 2021 Champion of Mental Health

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Announces 2021 Champions of Mental Health The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has announced this year’s winners of … Read more

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Dr. Bruno Giros awarded a Distinguished James McGill Professorship

Dr. Bruno Giros was awarded the rank of Distinguished James McGill Professor, McGill’s highest honour. The title of Distinguished James McGill Professor is awarded to late-career scholars whose work exemplifies excellence and international leadership … Read more

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Kathryn Vaillancourt receives the CIHR – INMHA 2020 Brain Star Award

We are pleased to announce that recent Douglas graduate Kathryn Vaillancourt (Turecki lab) received the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction – 2020 Brain Star Award! The Brain Star program was launched by … Read more

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Mark Brandon and Sylvain Williams awarded Canada Research Chairs

  Congratulations to both Mark Brandon and Sylvain Williams!   Today, the Canada Research Chairs announced that Mark Brandon's Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Neural Circuits of Memory was renewed, … Read more

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Natasha Rajah elected as a board member of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience

We are pleased to share that Dr. Natasha Rajah, who was just elected to be a board member of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN). CAN is the largest association of neuroscientists … Read more

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FRQS Awards: Congratulations to our researchers and students!

Congratulations to Drs. Jamie Near, Patricia Pelufo Silveira and Rachel Rabin who were awarded FRQS Chercheur Boursier awards! Dr. Jamie Near Recherches translationnelles sur la neurochimie et la pathologie cérébrale dans la … Read more

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Dr. Joseph Rochford named Chair of the Research Ethics Board for the Douglas

We would like to announce that Dr. Joseph Rochford has taken on the role of Chair of the Douglas REB, effective December 1,2020. We thank him for accepting this important … Read more

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Dr. Srividya Iyer elected as Vice President of the IAYMH

Dr. Srividya Iyer was elected Vice President of the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) which is an international organization that aims to to change the way the global community … Read more

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Dr. Romina Mizrahi obtains the Joel Elkes Award from ACNP

Congratulations to Dr. Romina MIzrahi, who was just awarded the American College of Neuropsychophamacology's Joel Elkes Award!   The ACNP presents the Joel Elkes Research Award to a young scientist in … Read more

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Gustavo Turecki awarded the Colvin Prize from Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Congratulations to Dr. Gustavo Turecki for obtaining the Colvin Prize from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation! This award is attributed scientists recognized for outstanding research leadership and contributions to research … Read more

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Dr. Serge Gauthier and Dr. Ashok Malla nominated as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Congratulations to Dr. Serge Gauthier and Dr. Ashok Malla for being nominated fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences! CAHS recognizes excellence in health sciences and CAHS fellowship is awarded to individuals … Read more

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Congratulations to Dr. Manuela Ferrari!

Congratulations to Dr. Manuela Ferrari for her new Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for her project “Learning to care: Exploring empathy and compassion using digital narratives“!

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Congratulations to Dr. Eric Latimer!

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Latimer for his new Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for his project ” Co-construction of an innovative homelessness prevention intervention for youth … Read more

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Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy named Canada Research Chair in Youth Suicide Prevention

Congratulations to Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy for her new Canada Research Chair (Tier-2) in Youth Suicide Prevention. Dr. Geoffroy research team is studying how suicidal risk develops in children and adolescents and … Read more

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Congratulations to Dr. Gustavo Turecki!

Congratulations to Dr. Gustavo Turecki for his achievements and for being chosen for the CINP Sumitomo/Sunovion Brain Health Clinical Research Award! 

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Congratulations to Dr. Scott Bell: Brain Star winner!

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Bell designated Brain Star winner by the Canadian Association for Neurosciences! The article “Mutations in ACTL6B Cause Neurodevelopmental Deficits and Epilepsy and Lead to Loss of … Read more

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Congratulations to our researchers and to our students who received FRQS awards!

Congratulations to our researchers, Dr. Manuela Ferrari, Dr. Marjorie Montreuil and Dr. Laurence Roy, who received FRQS Salary Awards!  The projects that will benefit from that funding are: Promouvoir l'utilisation d'interventions technologiques … Read more

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Congratulations to Reut Gruber!

Congratulations to Dr. Reut Gruber, whose work with the Riverside and Lester B. Pearson School Boards recently earned them a National Award for Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada)! The … Read more

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Congratulations to Dr. Martin Lepage!

Congratulations to Dr. Martin Lepage for the renewal of his James McGill Professor award! This award recognizes a senior scholar’s status as an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber … Read more

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Congratulations to Dr. Natasha Rajah!

Congratulations to Dr. Natasha Rajah, who was just awarded a CIHR Sex/Gender Science Chair in Neurosciences, Mental Health, Addiction! Congratulations to her on this well-deserved achievement!

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Congratulations to Patricia Pelufo Silveira for becoming a member of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child!

The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child‘s interdisciplinary group of distinguished members includes leading researchers and scientists representing the fields of neurobiology, immunology, molecular biology, endocrinology, psychology, economics, social policy, … Read more

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Congratulations to Norbert Schmitz, recipient of the Alexander Leighton Award in Psychiatric Epidemiology!

Norbert Schmitz has received the 2019 Alexander Leighton Award in Psychiatric Epidemiology. This award was created in honour of Professor Alex Leighton, a pioneer and leader of Canadian psychiatric epidemiology. Its purpose … Read more

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Dr. Kieran O’Donnell named CIFAR Fellow in Child & Brain Development

Congratulations to Dr. Kieran O’Donnell, former CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, for being recently named a CIFAR Fellow in Child & Brain Development! Dr. O’Donnell’s exciting work on prenatal mental health and … Read more

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Gustavo Turecki awarded Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Gustavo Turecki! The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine has selected Dr. Gustavo Turecki to receive the Margolese prize for his pioneering work that has advanced our understanding … Read more

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Alain Brunet receives an inaugural Principal’s Prizes in Public Outreach Through Media

Congratulations to Alain Brunet, who received an inaugural Principal’s Prizes in Public Outreach Through Media, which recognizes the efforts made by professors, post-doctoral fellows, research associates and graduate students who have engaged … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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Norbert Schmitz receives a Research Achievement award from the Heart an Stroke Foundation

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 … Read more

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Gustavo Turecki wins the Léo-Pariseau prize from ACFAS

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 … Read more

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Michael Meaney awarded Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize

The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine has selected Dr. Michael Meaney to receive the Margolese prize for his work exploring how epigenetic changes affect neurodevelopment, and for his potential to … Read more

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Dr. Mallar Chakravarty is the recipient of the 2016 CCNP Young Investigator Award

Dr. Mallar Chakravarty is the recipient of the 2016 CCNP Young investigator, designed to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of research in neuropsychopharmacology by an individual young basic scientist or … Read more

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Gustavo Turecki named chair of the CIHR Advisory Board on Research Excellence, Policy and Ethics

The Canadian Institutes of the Health Research (CIHR) recently announced the new Chairs of the Institutes Advisory Boards. Dr. Gustavo Turecki, from the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, has been named … Read more

Congratulations to new FRQS award and grant recipients for 2016-2017

Congratulations to the following researchers, who received grants from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé! Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy, chercheur-boursier clinicien Junior 1 Dr. Sherif Karama, chercheurs-boursiers cliniciens Junior … Read more

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Martin Lepage is awarded a Research Chair from the “Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé”

Congratulations to Martin Lepage who was awarded a prestigious Research Chair from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQ-S).  This prestigious program highlights the excellence of a limited … Read more

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New research from Pedro Rosa-Neto’s team shows two proteins, beta-amyloid and tau, drive Alzheimer’s disease progression

Neuroscientists have known for years that two abnormal proteins, called beta-amyloid and tau, accumulate in the brains of patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  However, they did not know which of … Read more

Congratulations to new Canada Research Chairs Mark Brandon and Sylvia Villeneuve

Two Douglas researchers were recently awarded Canada Research Chairs: Mark Brandon, Canada Research Chair in Neural Circuits of Memory, and Sylvia Villeneuve, Canada Research Chair in Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease. … Read more

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Eric Latimer receives a Montréal Centre-Ville prize for “Je compte Montréal 2015”

Professor Éric Latimer received a Montréal Centre-Ville prize in the events category for “Je compte Mtl 2015“. Led by Éric Latimer and James McGregor, this project was the first count … Read more