Dr. Laurence Kirmayer
December 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Laurence Kirmayer honoured with two prestigious awards

Dr. Laurence Kirmayer, of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, has received major awards from the American Family Therapy Academy and the American Psychiatric Association.

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Dr. William Foulkes (Photo courtesy of McGill University)
November 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

LDI researcher wins top honour for research in biomedicine

Dr. William Foulkes, an expert in cancer genetics and a senior investigator at the Lady Davis Institute, has received the 2020 Wilder Penfield Prize for his research.

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Dr. Stephen Robbins
August 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Stephen Robbins appointed Director of Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Stephen Robbins has been appointed Director of the Lady Davis Institute, effective January 2021.

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Dr. Blanca Vacaflor
June 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Telehealth intervention to reduce isolation of older adults

The elderly are especially prone to depression during the COVID-19 lockdown. That’s why the Telehealth Intervention Program for Isolated Older Adults is providing emotional support.

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Vera Granikov (left) and Reem El Sherif developed the Online Health Information Aid to guide clinicians and patients to credible and reliable health care web sites.
May 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Health information literacy skills desperately needed

The Online Health Information Aid has been developped to provide advice on conducting better online searches, evaluating the trustworthiness of websites, and using information effectively.

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During his chemotherapy at the Segal Cancer Centre in pre-COVID times, Paul Grégoire chats with Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Centre, and Erin Cook, who is now Co-Director of Operations and Clinical Administrative Coordinator.
May 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

How the Segal Cancer Centre is responding to the coronavirus pandemic

The Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH has responded to COVID-19 with compassion and innovation by enabling patients can consult with oncologists by video as an alternative to face-to-face meetings.

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Dr. Soham Rej
February 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Digital tools considered vital in satisfying rising need for geriatric psychiatry

As the proportion of seniors in our population steadily rises, so will the need for geriatric psychiatry, says Dr. Soham Rej, a CIUSSS psychiatrist. He believes digital technology can help cope with the growing demand, but only if the human element remains intact.

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Dr. Claudia Kleinman
January 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Cellular origins of pediatric brain tumours identified

Several types of fatal pediatric brain tumours originate during early brain development, Dr. Claudia Kleinman, of the Lady Davis Institute, and her collaborators have discovered. The genetic event that triggers the disease probably occurs in prenatal cellular development.

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Dr. David Langleben
November 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Age-old debate in pulmonary medicine resolved

Dr. David Langleben, a researcher and JGH cardiologist, has determined that only a portion of available capillary capacity is used during normal physical activity, with a reserve function recruited as needed. This resolves an old question about blood flow during exercise.

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Dr. Gerald Batist at the awards ceremony of the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance.
November 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Gerald Batist honoured by the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance

Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre and Deputy Director of the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has received the 2019 Award for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research from the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance.

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