Mental Health Matters Updates from your Department. No. 3 Summer 2014

Mental Health Matters - Issue No. 3: Summer 2014

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.


Dr. Gilles Fleury appointed as Director of Education for the Division of Addiction and Mental Health Adobe PDF (146 KB)

Dr. Ward receives Council Award from the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSO)

Dr. Pierre Blier elected Vice-President of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) Adobe PDF (219 KB)


Dr. Xia Zhang receives 5-year NSERC grant Adobe PDF (90 KB)

Dr. George Tasca's PPRNet Blog – August Update

Education & Events

Dr. Paul Fedoroff to present at Conversations at The Royal – September 18

Dr. Georg Northoff to host reading new book, Minding the Brain: A Guide to Philosophy and Neuroscience at the Royal – September 19

University of Ottawa's Brain and Mind Research Institute to launch Brain Health Awareness Week - September 24 Adobe PDF (479 KB)

2nd annual Abracadabra: a Night of Magic and Medicine Gala – September 27 Adobe PDF (1.18 MB)

Recap of Dr. Jakov Shlik's June Conversations at The Royal – Living with Anxiety: How to Move Ahead

Hold the Date - Department of Psychiatry Fall Retreat – Wednesday, November 26 (Details to follow)

In the News

Dr. Michael Seto comments on determining paedophilia rates

Dr. Zul Merali comments on the increase of anti-depressant use in college students

Dr. Zul Merali discusses mental illness's scope in response to the death of Robin Williams

Dr. Raj Bhatla discusses depression in response to the death of Robin Williams

Dr. Simon Hatcher comments on the release of suicide details and the possibility of copycat suicides

Recent Appointments

Timothy Holden (in process) – Associate Professor – Elizabeth Bruyère Continuing Care

Kathleen Pajer (in process) – Full Professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Geneviève Proulx (in process) – Assistant Professor – The Ottawa Hospital

Did You Know?

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

September 21 is World Alzheimer's Day