Mental Health Matters Updates from your Department. No. 1 April 2014

Mental Health Matters - Issue No. 1: April 2014

This inaugural message of Mental Health Matters - Updates from your Department is the first in what will be a series of monthly updates regarding the Department of Psychiatry. Mental Health Matters provides updates on members' activities, while highlighting the successes and achievements of the Department of Psychiatry and its members.


Dr. George Tasca named the 2014 recipient of the CPA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Wiens  for his contribution to another successful year for the E.K. Koranyi Review Course in Psychiatry


Dr. Simon Hatcher and Dr. Alison Freeland awarded CIHR Catalyst Grant Adobe PDF (157 KB)

Dr. Verner Knott awarded CIHR Operating Grant Adobe PDF (168 KB)

Dr. George Tasca receives OMHF grant with Co-Investigators Dr. Diana Koszycki and Dr. Hany Bissada Adobe PDF (52 KB)

External funding opportunities now listed online

Dr. George Tasca's PPRNet Blog – May Update

Education & Events

University of Ottawa joins Cultural Psychiatry Day 2014 via videoconference at The Royal – April 16

First Faculty Development Research Skills Series held April 16 Adobe PDF (447 KB)

Dr. Gillis and Dr. Hatcher present at Alumni and Friends Lecture - Youth and Mental Health – April 23

Dr. Andrew Wiens to present at April 24th session of Conversations at The Royal

Third Meeting of Cultural Psychiatry Initiative – May 1

In the News

Dr. Andrew Wiens comments on the use of anti-psychotics to treat dementia

Dr. Elliott Lee explains consequences of sleep deprivation

Dr. John Bradford speaks about his PTSD in CBC's The National feature

Dr. Hazen Gandy comments on spike in self-harming teen cases

Dr. Zul Merali comments on PTSD at inaugural CDRIN conference

Dr. Gillis featured on cover of CPA's Journal, Canadian Psychiatry Aujourd'hui Adobe PDF (383 KB)

Recent Appointments

Rebecca Carrière (formerly McEvilly) – Clinical Lecturer – The Ottawa Hospital

Kim Corace – Assistant Professor – Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Marie-Rose Phaneuf – Clinical Lecturer – Queensway Carleton Hospital

Laura Campbell (in process) – Clinical Lecturer – The Ottawa Hospital

Leah Layman-Pleet (in process) – Clinical Lecturer, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Did you know?

May 5-11, 2014 is the Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week (Internet Archive)