Dr. Naguib Mechawar and the Douglas Bell Canada Brain Bank Featured on Canal Savoir’s “Histoires inflammatoires”

Congratulations to Daniel Almeida, named among Forbes’ 30 Under 30!

On Dec. 3, 2019, Forbes released their annual 30 under 30 list. Congratulations to Daniel Almeida, who was cited in the Science Category! Daniel is a PhD student in Dr. Gustavo Turecki’s lab, and works on molecular changes in postmortem brain samples of individuals who have experienced child abuse. Congratulations Daniel!

Congratulations to Daniel Almeida, recepient of a Jury Prize and the People’s Choice 2019 from the Science Exposed Contest (NSERC and Afcas)

Gustavo Turecki awarded Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize

On July 16, 2019, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of British Columbia announced that it was awarding Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD, the prestigious Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize, an honour bestowed upon Canadian physicians or scientists who make outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain disorders. Among other criteria, an important factor considered is “the candidate’s impact on policy and practice, forging partnerships with scientists and others to foster brain disorders research and/or to implement discoveries, and cultivating future leaders in the field”.

Dr. Turecki was chosen for his remarkable achievements in improving our understanding of how early-life adversity changes the brain to influence suicidal behaviour and depression, as well as in promoting research in the field locally, nationally, and internationally, and in engaging in meaningful dialogue with policy makers and service users.