Among those at the JGH Department of Psychiatry’s 11th annual Research Day were (rear, from left) Dr. David Dunkley (organizer of the event), Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz (founder of the event), psychiatry researcher and presenter Dr. Catherine Fichten, discussant Dr. Ashok Malla, and (front, from left) presenter Dr. Michael Bond, Dr. Karl Looper (JGH Chief of Psychiatry), Anita David (representing the Gustav Levinschi Foundation which supports the event), and presenter Dr. Jazwant Guzder (Director of the JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health).
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Focus on youth at 11th annual Psychiatry Research Day

Youths at risk were the focus of discussions among healthcare professionals in the mental health field at the JGH Department of Psychiatry’s 11th annual Research Day in April.

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
April 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Drug shows promise for those trying to quit smoking after a heart attack

Nearly half of the heavy smokers who were admitted to hospital after a heart attack had successfully quit smoking six months after being given the drug varenicline.

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Dr. Mark Wainberg is inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
April 2016Milestones

Congratulations

Dr. Mark Wainberg, Director of the HIV/AIDS research section in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has been inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in recognition for his pioneering work and social activism.

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Dr. H. Uri Saragovi
April 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

New hope for dry eye sufferers

People who suffer from chronic dry eye disease have new hope for relief, with the development of a promising treatment.

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Dr. William Foulkes
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSeptember 2015

Warning against “genetic over-diagnosis” in breast cancer screening

It is unjustified and potentially harmful to screen women for genes whose connection to breast cancer has yet to be proven, says an international team of leading geneticists and oncologists.

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Dr. Christoph Borchers
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSeptember 2015

Pioneering effort to apply novel biotechnology to cancer research

The effort to find new biomarkers for cancer has received a major boost with the recent arrival at Lady Davis Institute of Dr. Christoph Borchers and the development of the first pan-Canadian proteomics program.

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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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Dr. Andréa LeBlanc
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSeptember 2015

New revelations about a possible pathway to Alzheimer’s disease

Elevated levels of a particular protein, known as Capase-6, in a specific area of the brain can serve as an early indicator for the onset of the type of cognitive impairment that is characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dr. Mark Wainberg
MilestonesSpring 2015

Research roundup

Dr. Mark Wainberg, Director of the HIV/AIDS research section in the Lady Davis Institute, has accepted an invitation to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute.

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Dr. Samy Suissa
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSpring 2015

Link found between pain reliever
and hypoglycemia

Tramadol, a weak opioid for treating moderate to moderately severe pain, can be linked in some cases to an increased risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia, concludes a study by a team of epidemiologists in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH.

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