Dr. Hyman Schipper
April 2021Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Hyman Schipper’s quest for the root of consciousness

t isn’t surprising that a neurologist would be interested in the root of that most fundamental element of humankind, consciousness. What is surprising is that Dr. Hyman Schipper has built a theory of consciousness based on the confluence of ancient Jewish mysticism and modern physics. “Consciousness is this fiendishly elusive …

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Home page of the website of the Quebec COVID-19 Biobank.
March 2021Research at the Lady Davis Institute

A year with COVID-19: JGH is founding participant in COVID-19 biobank

The JGH is playing a key role in Canada’s largest biobank, which collects and stores samples of COVID-19 to help researchers better understand and fight the virus.

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Dr. Stephen Robbins
March 2021Research at the Lady Davis Institute

A year with COVID-19: The therapeutic pipeline

Dr. Stephen Robbins, new Director of the Lady Davis Institute, and Dr. Donna Senger, of the LDI’s Cancer Axis, have received up to $6.7 million in federal support for a drug candidate that could bring relief to hospitalized patients with a severe case of COVID-19.

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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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