Dr. Samuel O. Freedman
85th Anniversary - ArchivesNovember 2019

From the archives: Dr. Samuel O. Freedman, a pioneering researcher

Extensive growth was among the most notable features in the term of Dr. Samuel O. Freedman, who served as Director of the Lady Davis Institute from 1991 to 2000. Under his stewardship, the LDI emerged as one of Quebec’s premier medical research facilities.

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By fall 1968, construction of the framework of the Lady Davis Institute was under way, with the facility on schedule to open the following year. Also being built at that time was the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (at rear, to the left), which was launched in 1969.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: Lady Davis Institute opens at the JGH in 1969

In 1969, the Lady Davis Institute opened at the JGH and went on to become one of Quebec’s leading facilities for medical research.

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Dr. Howard Chertkow (left), with co-developers of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment—Dr. Ziad Nasreddine, a Montreal cognitive neurologist, and Dr. Natalie Phillips, a researcher in neuro-psychology at the Lady Davis Institute.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesMay 2019

From the archives: JGH test for early detection of dementia goes into world-wide use

In 2005, the world adopted the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, a simple, yet refined, questionnaire that had been developed by Dr. Howard Chertkow, founding director of the JGH Memory Clinic.

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Dr. Mark Wainberg attends the launch of the HIV/AIDS Bio-containment Laboratory in 2007.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesMarch 2019

From the archives: Dr. Mark Wainberg, HIV/AIDS pioneer, opens ultra-secure JGH lab

Testing and research into HIV/AIDS took a major step forward in June 2007 with the inauguration of a $5 million HIV/AIDS Bio-containment Laboratory whose development was spearheaded by research pioneer Dr. Mark Wainberg.

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NewsOctober 2018

New head of JGH Foundation seeks expanded opportunities

Bram Freedman has become the new President and CEO of the JGH Foundation, making him the third generation of his family to include the JGH a key element in his career.

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Dr. Melissa Henry
August 2018Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Trying to find meaning in a life altered by advanced cancer

To enable advanced cancer patients to cope with difficulties at the end of life, JGH researchers hope to develop better psychological support through an intervention that helps individuals find meaning in their radically altered lives.

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Participating in the news conference on research into Alzheimer’s disease were (from left) Anthony Housefather, MP for Mount Royal; Dr. Yves Joanette, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aging; Alan Maislin, President of the Board of Directors of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Dr. Yves Joanette; and Dr. Howard Chertkow, Senior LDI Investigator.
February 2018News

$2.5 million for research into Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Researchers in the Lady Davis Institute are among investigators from across Canada who will share in new federal funding of $2.5 million for research into various types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dr. Brent Richards
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Largest genetic study identifies potential targets for osteoporosis

The largest study ever conducted on the genetics of common, age-related bone disease has resulted in the identification of 153 new gene variants associated with the loss of bone mineral density, the strongest clinical risk factor for osteoporosis and a frequent cause of fractures.

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Dr Pierre Pluye
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Pierre Pluye named Family Medicine Researcher of the Year

Dr. Pierre Pluye, a Senior Investigator in the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies at the Lady Davis Institute, has been named 2017 Family Medicine Researcher of the Year by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

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Dr. Paola Habib
MilestonesNovember 2017

Appointments and congratulations

The JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health has a new Director of Child Psychiatry, Dr. Paola Habib.

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