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:… 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: (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: Congratulations Pablo!… Read More

Daniel Zhou wins a Brain@McGill Prize for Neuroscience Undergraduate Research

August 18th, 2014

Congratulations to Daniel Zhou, who won third prize for the essay he submitted to The Brain@McGill Prize for Neuroscience Undergraduate Research 2014. The title of his essay was “Elucidating the role of endogenous opioids in the regulation of social pain”. Mr. Zhou will receive his prize at the IPN retreat, on September 18th, in front… Read More

Gustavo Turecki receives the 2014 Samarthji Lal award

July 10th, 2014

Gustavo Turecki was recently awarded the 2014 Samarthji Lal award for mental health research from the Graham Boeckh Foundation. More information about the award, and an interview with Dr. Turecki is available on the Graham Boeckh Foundation website.… Read More

New MGSS publication in Nature Medicine

June 11th, 2014

Congratulations to Juan Pablo Lopez, whose recent publication in Nature Medicine is getting a lot of press! Read: The paper: Juan P. Lopez, Raymond Lim, Cristiana Cruceanu, Liam Crapper, Caroline Fasano, Benoit Labonte, Gilles Maussion, Jennie P. Yang, Volodymyr Yerko, Erika Vigneault, Salah El Mestikawy, Naguib Mechawar, Paul Pavlidis, and Gustavo Turecki. miR-1202 is a… Read More

Journal de Montréal feature on the Douglas Brain Bank

May 5th, 2014

Journal de Montréal journalist Sarah-Maude Lefebvre visited the Brain Bank last week for a feature interview. The article was published in the Saturday May 3 edition of the Journal. Read the article and view a video here:… Read More

The Douglas Bell Canada Brain Bank featured in a video in La Presse

February 5th, 2014

The Douglas Bell Canada Brain Bank was featured in a video in La Presse recently. View it here:… Read More

$ 9.8 million to the Douglas Institute for the creation of a centre specializing in research on depression and suicide

February 4th, 2014

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Réjean Hébert, M.D., Ph.D, along with Executive Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Lynne McVey, and the Head of the Institute’s Depressive Disorders Program and Director of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies, Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D., has announced the granting of $7.2 million for the… Read More

Naguib Mechawar featured in Recherche en santé

December 18th, 2013

Naguib Mechawar is featured in Recherche en santé, a publication of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, which highlights achievements by health science researchers. Dr. Mechawar is part of a international team of researchers who was awarded an ERA-NET Neuron II ( Read more in Recherche en santé. Dr. Mechawar is featured in… Read More

New paper

December 13th, 2013

Paper accepted for publication in Psychological Medicine F. Jollant, A. Malafosse, R. Docto, and C. Macdonald. A pocket of very high suicide rates in a non-violent, egalitarian and cooperative population of South-East Asia.… Read More

Reading suggestion

November 9th, 2013

A reading suggestion from Fabrice: An Editorial in Nature: Head start: Europe’s mega-project to simulate the human brain has much to offer neuroscience research — whether or not it delivers on its central promise.… Read More

Congratulations to Ian Mahar!

October 9th, 2013

Ian Mahar (Mechawar lab) won the Dr. Steven S. Zalcman Memorial Award. Congratulations!… Read More

Reading suggestion

September 11th, 2013

A reading suggestion by Fabrice Jollant: Neuroscience: Map the other brain, published in Nature by R. Douglas Fields… Read More

Paper accepted for publication in Psychological Medicine

August 16th, 2013

Richard-Devantoy S., Berlim M., Jollant F. “A Meta-Analysis of Neuropsychological Markers of Vulnerability to Suicidal Behavior in Mood Disorders”… Read More

Congratulations to our students

June 10th, 2013

Congratulations to Juan Pablo Lopez and Cristiana Cruceanu for their tied first place for best presentation at the McGill Human Genetics Research Day! Additional kudos to Pablo for winning the prize for best presentation given by a PhD student a the 2013 Douglas & Dept. of Psychiatry Student Research Day. Finally, congratulations to Gabriela, Carolina… Read More

Major study investigating suicide in Nunavut released

June 6th, 2013

Suicide rates in Nunavut are ten times higher than the Canadian suicide rate. Dr. Eduardo Chachamovich released a new study this week titled: Qaujivallianiq Inuusirijauvalauqtunik, or Learning from Lives that have been Lived, whose main goal “was to identify the reasons behind each death by suicide in order to better comprehend, predict, and eventually prevent… Read More

The 2013 IASR world congress: Montreal, June 10-13, 2013

March 23rd, 2013

Dr. Gustavo Turecki, Congress President, and Monique Séguin, Chair of the Organizing Committee, are lead organizers of the upcoming World Congress of the International Academy of Suicide Research, which will take place this Summer in Montreal.  … Read More

Spotlight on Eduardo Chachamovich

March 21st, 2013

Dr. Eduardo Chachamovich is in the spotlight this week at McGill’s Department of Psychiatry. Read his profile here:… Read More

New Psychiatry Graduate Program Director: Dr. Naguib Mechawar

March 20th, 2013

Read about the appointment of Dr. Naguib Mechawar on the Department of Psychiatry website:… Read More

Two awards for Dr. Carl Ernst

March 19th, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Carl Ernst who was recently awarded a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 Award and the Douglas Hospital Induced-Pluripotent Stem Cell Laboratory for Cognitive Disorders Award. Read the news item on the McGill Psychiatry website.… Read More