Mental Health Matters Updates from your Department. No. 8 June 2015

Mental Health Matters - Issue No. 8: June 2015

Mental Health Matters - Updates from your Department provides monthly updates on members’ activities, while highlighting the successes and achievements of the Department of Psychiatry and its members.


The Department of Psychiatry wishes farewell to Dr. Alison Freeland Adobe PDF (121 KB)

Dr. Leanna Isserlin appointed Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Sub-Specialty Program Adobe PDF (116 KB)


Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network: Invitation to Participate in Research Training – July 3 Adobe PDF (145 KB)

Dr. Simon Hatcher awarded $1.75 million OSSU Impact Grant.

Dr. George Tasca’s PPRNet Blog – June Update

Education & Events

Resource Links have been added to the Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Education webpage.

Dr. Rob Milin to speak about mental health and stigma at next Conversations at the Royal – June 25.

In the News

May 15 - Dr. John Bradford discusses his PTSD

May 29 – Dr. Georg Northoff comments on the effects of depression on the brain.

June 2 – Dr. Zul Merali participates in a panel hosted by the Economic Club of Canada on the role of the federal government in mental healthcare.

June 8 – Dr. Rakesh Jetly discusses new PTSD treatment for veterans.

June 10 – Dr. Xia Zhang named to Medipure Holdings Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

Recent Appointments

Dr. N. Sanjay Rao – Associate Professor – Royal Ottawa Hospital

Dr. Holly Dornan (in process) – Clinical Lecturer – Royal Ottawa Hospital