Gustavo Turecki wins the Léo-Pariseau prize from ACFAS

2016 ACFAS prize winnersGustavo 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 more about the winners of the 2016 ACFAS prizes (including Dr. Turecki) on the ACFAS website :

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