MGSS News

Massimiliano Orri featured in the science and society magazine CURIUM

January 30th, 2020

Congrats Massimiliano!… Read More


January 29th 2020 was #BellLetsTalk Day

January 29th, 2020

For each view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video, Bell donated 5¢ towards Canadian mental health initiatives. When it comes to mental health, every action counts.… Read More


Naguib Mechawar and the Douglas – Bell Canada Brain Bank featured on Canal Savoir

December 13th, 2019

A profile on Dr. Mechawar’s work on inflammation in the brain during depression and suicide.… Read More


MGSS student, Daniel Almeida named among Forbes’ 30 Under 30

December 4th, 2019

Congrats Daniel!… Read More


MGSS student, Daniel Almeida wins awards at the Science Exposed Contest (NSERC and Acfas)

December 4th, 2019

Congrats Daniel!… Read More


Gustavo Turecki awarded Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize

November 6th, 2019

Congrats Gustavo!… Read More


Congratulations to Massimiliano Orri, winner of the February 2019 Relève étoile Jacques-Genest prize

February 21st, 2019

Congratulations to Massimiliano Orri, Postdoctoral fellow, on winning the February 2019 Relève étoile Jacques-Genest prize, from the Fonds de recherche Santé – Québec. His award-winning publication is : Association of Childhood Irritability and Depressive/Anxious Mood Profiles With Adolescent Suicidal Ideation and Attempts… Read More


In conversation with Dr. Gustavo Turecki – McGill News

December 3rd, 2018

Read a recent interview with Dr. Gustavo Turecki in McGill News, to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Department of Psychiatry, celebrated November 29th: https://mcgill.ca/channels/channels/news/conversation-dr-gustavo-turecki-291506… Read More


Gustavo Turecki named Canada Research Chair in Major Depressive Disorder and Suicide (Tier 1)

December 21st, 2016

Congratulations to Gustavo Turecki, recently named Canada Research Chair in Major Depressive Disorder and Suicide (Tier 1). CRCs are granted to outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. The CRC program was created to enable Canadian universities to attract and retain established and emerging world-class researchers. View the full list of new… Read More


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

November 21st, 2016

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 in the brain in a way that increases suicide risk.  This research could lead to the identification of potential brain targets for suicide prevention. Read the… Read More


Gustavo Turecki wins the Léo-Pariseau prize from ACFAS

October 20th, 2016

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 highlight the excellence and impact of his work and actions in the area of biological or health sciences. The Association francophone pour le savoir –… Read More


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

May 16th, 2016

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… Read More


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

March 15th, 2016

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… Read More


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

February 8th, 2016

The 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… Read More


Choosing to end it all

August 28th, 2015

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.  … Read More


Gaining a better understanding of depression and suicide through the study of cerebral astrocytes

June 18th, 2015

A new study by Naguib Mechawar and his team, published in Molecular Psychiatry, sheds light on the role of a class of cells called astrocytes in depression and suicide. This research provides evidence that networks of astrocytes are altered specifically in areas of the brain associated with mood regulation. In addition, in describing the existence… Read More


Interview with Naguib Mechawar about new research that furthers our understanding of depression

April 2nd, 2015

Listen to Naguib Mechawar  on the Montreal radio station 98,5 in an in-depth interview about his research on suicide and the Douglas Bell Canada Brain Bank. The full interview is available online (in French only):   Une nouvelle approche dans le diagnostic et le traitement de la dépression   Dr. Mechawar’s research was also featured… Read More


Fabrice Jollant publishes “Le suicide: comprendre pour aider l’individu vulnérable”

March 18th, 2015

Dr. Fabrice Jollant has recently published a book for the general public titled “Le suicide, comprendre pour aider l’individu vulnérable”. The book explores our current understanding of suicide, and how this knowledge can be used to help vulnerable individuals. It is published by the renowned publishing house Odile Jacob, and has been released in March 2015… Read More


Appointment of Dr. Gustavo Turecki as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill

February 12th, 2015

Dr. Gustavo Turecki has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, and will take office on March 1st 2015. Read more about Dr. Turecki and his appointment on the McGill Department of Psychiatry News website: Appointment of Dr. Gustavo Turecki as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill.… Read More


Brain Bank featured on Tele-Quebec

February 5th, 2015

Watch a feature about the Douglas Bell Canada Brain Bank tonight, February 5 2015  at 7 PM on Télé-Québec.   The segment will air on the “Une pilule une petite granule” television show, and is titled : “Banque de cerveaux : pour étudier le suicide”.  Visit the television show website for more information: http://pilule.telequebec.tv/occurrence.aspx?id=1285… Read More


Gustavo Turecki on Daily Planet – Discovery Channel January 29th 7PM

January 29th, 2015

The Daily Planet television show will featured the research from the Turecki laboratory on January 29th. The segment is available on the Daily Planet website: http://www.discovery.ca/dailyplanet (The segment title is: “BrainBank 2015: Bell Let’s Talk”) This episode features a profile on the Bell Douglas Brain Bank in Montréal, home to revolutionary brain research and a recipient of… Read More


Johanne Renaud: Earlier detection and better coordination needed to prevent youth suicide

November 6th, 2014

A new study published in The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry shows that youth suicides could be prevented through early detection and increased public awareness and information sharing among professionals. Read more in a recent Press release: Youth Suicide – More early detection and better coordination are needed Read the abstract: Service Use and Unmet Needs… Read More


The molecular bases of the suicidal brain – Review by Gustavo Turecki

November 6th, 2014

Read Dr. Gustavo Turecki’s recent review in Nature Reviews Neuroscience: The molecular bases of the suicidal brain, in which he reviews the key molecular changes associated with suicidality and explores promising avenues for future research.… Read More


IASR/AFSP International Summit on Suicide Research

November 3rd, 2014

SAVE THE DATES IASR/AFSP International Summit on Suicide Research October 11-14, 2015 • Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City Preventing Suicide: Progress through Research… Read More


Juan Pablo Lopez wins health student researcher star of the month prize

November 3rd, 2014

The Fonds de recherche du Québec has named Juan Pablo Lopez “Étudiant chercheur étoile” for the month of november, for his recent publication in Nature Medicine: miR-1202 is a primate-specific and brain-enriched microRNA involved in major depression and antidepressant treatment. Go to the Fonds de recherche du Québec to view Pablo’s page: http://www.frq.gouv.qc.ca/laureats/juan-pablo_lopez Congratulations Pablo!… Read More