Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz
December 2020Milestones

Retirement of Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, veteran Psychiatry researcher

Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz is retiring after more than 30 years of research into maternal and reproductive mental health, as well as playing a leadership role in research at the JGH.

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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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Tung Tran (left), Director of the CIUSSS’s Mental Health and Addiction Program, and Dr. Marc Miresco, JGH Director of Adult Psychiatric External Services.
July 2020Telehealth

Using the digital tools of telepsychiatry to forge emotional bonds

Using keyboard and screen to build trust between psychiatrist and patient? Not an obvious choice. Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic helped telepsychiatry take root at the JGH and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

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In 1968, ground is broken to start construction of the ICFP. Leading the ceremony are (from left) Samuel Steinberg, President of the JGH Board of Directors; Dr. William Slatkoff, JGH Executive Director; Allan Bronfman, founding President of the Board of Directors; Bernard Bloomfield, community leader and philanthropist; and Dr. Henry Kravitz, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry.
August 2019Spotlight feature

ICFP’s 50th anniversary is a highlight of Psychiatry’s JGH timeline

The inauguration of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry in 1969 was a pivotal event in the 73-year history of the JGH Department of Psychiatry.

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Richard Auclair, a geriatrics patient at the JGH, gives a treat to Zodiak, a pet therapy dog that is accompanied by its owner, Véronique Binette.
Feature articlesFebruary 2019

Making the rounds with man’s – and woman’s and patient’s and employee’s – best friend

Pet therapy is back at the JGH, with dogs like Zodiak regularly visiting patients to provide comfort and reduce stress. The specially certified dogs are also a hit among staff who look forward to his visits.

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October 2017Spotlight feature

Commitment to patients helped Child Psychiatry weather the decades

This fall, as the JGH Child Psychiatry Program commemorates its landmark 50th anniversary, its early years—as well as many recent achievements—are back in the spotlight.

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At lunchtime in the JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health, Educator Monica Arnaldi (left) and Nurse Clinician Mia Grillakis engage their students in a discussion about the highlights of a story they recently read together.
October 2017Spotlight feature

Child Psychiatry: 50 years of caring for children and their families

Although the specially designed facilities of the Ruth and Saul Kaplan Pavilion were opened in 2010, its team approach is a direct descendent of the philosophy—both revolutionary and evolutionary—behind the Child Psychiatry Program when it was launched in 1967.

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Among the participants in the 12th Annual Psychiatry Research Day were (from left) Dr. Marc Miresco, a JGH psychiatrist; Dr. Nancy Low, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, who served as discussant; Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, Director of Research in the JGH Department of Psychiatry; Anita David, President of the Gustav Levinschi Foundation; Ashley Tritt, a McGill University medical student; and Dr. David Dunkley, who coordinated the event.
May 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Apps have potential for a role in mental health care, conference told

Potential exists for mobile apps to play a greater role in mental health care, such as the app that helps to assess the causes of stress in a patient’s day-to-day activities.

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At a session organized by the Jewish Public Library, author/researcher Maria Guzzo meets with secondary students at United Talmud Torah School to talk about emotional expression.
April 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

New attempt to understand the positive impact of expressive writing

A Montreal author and researcher is undertaking an in-depth study to determine how and why a positive impact is made through expressive writing.

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Dr. Roderick McInnes
MilestonesSeptember 2015

Research roundup

Dr. Roderick McInnes, Director of the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has received the 2015 Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education from the American Society of Human Genetics.

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