Gustavo Turecki – new Chair of the CIHR Advisory Board on Research Excellence, Policy and Ethics

Gustavo Turecki is one of five chairs of the CIHR new Institutes Advisory Boards recently nominated by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The CIHR Nominating and Governance Committee followed a transparent, fair and merit-based process to duly review the profiles of 453 applicants for the 5 positions and identified the candidates who embodied the highest standards of excellence across biomedical sciences, clinical research, health services and policy, and population and public health, and who had the necessary experience and leadership skills to chair these new advisory bodies.
Congratulation to Gustavo on this nomination!

New research by Marie-Claude Geoffroy shows victimized teens are more at risk of suicide

A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry(JAACAP) by the team of Dr Marie-Claude Geoffroy, researcher at the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (Douglas mental health university institute, McGill group for suicide studies) and the Sainte-Justine hospital research centre, reports that adolescents chronically victimized during two school years at least, are about five times more at risk of thinking about suicide and six times more at risk of attempting suicide at age 15 compared to those who were never victimized. (more…)

Gustavo Turecki wins the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Joel Elkes Research Award

Gustavo TureckiThe American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) presented the Joel Elkes Research Award to Gustavo Turecki, December 8th 2015 in Hollywood, Florida.  This award recognizes a young scientist for outstanding clinical contribution to neuropsychopharmacology. The contribution may be based on a single discovery or a cumulative body of work. Of particular interest are contributions that further our understanding of self-regulatory processes as they affect mental function and behavior in disease and well-being.

View the list of Elkes award winners on the ACNP website

Choosing to end it all

Fabrice Jollant

Dr. Fabrice Jollant

The latest study by Dr. Fabrice Jollant, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University, demonstrates how difficulty making effective decisions can predispose an individual to suicide, a discovery that could lead to potential solutions for prevention. The study was recently published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.  

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