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GBF Quarterly Newsletter Volume 2.3

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07/24/2014

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Happy summer!

This is an exciting time at GBF! We are thrilled to share many exciting announcements with you in this issue...

In case you missed it, watch Tony Boeckh’s interview about the TRAM announcement with Mutsumi Takahashi on CTV News Montreal.


We look forward to continuing to connect with you over social media and wish you a glorious rest of summer.

Kindest regards,

Joelle Sholzberg
Communications Manager
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In this issue:
<img> TRAM
TRAM Update
Announcement of the successful TRAM network
 
<img>MH Retrosight
Literary Review of Canada
Kwame McKenzie discusses the merits of the Retrosight report
<img>Gustavo Turecki
Dr. Gustavo Turecki
A profile on the recipient of the 2014 Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research

Projects

 

TRAM: Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health

<img> TRAM network announcement
GBF and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research are delighted to announce that ACCESS Canada, led by Dr. Ashok Malla, has been chosen as the successful TRAM network through a competitive process.

Watch our short feature video to learn more about TRAM

 

Publications

 

Kwame McKenzie discusses Mental Health Retrosight in the June issue of the Literary Review of Canada


“Despite the fact that Canada spends billions in research every year there is little evidence to help them decide where it is best to put their money. Mental Health Retrosight, published by Rand is part of a growing body of investigations into the 'science of science' – a group of research trying to understand what the most effective type of research is. The report concludes that in psychiatry clinical research has had a larger impact on patient care than basic research, that when researchers work across boundaries with other people from different disciplines the outcomes and impact is greater, that lone wolf researchers are less likely to be productive than people who work in teams and that committed individuals who are motivated by patient need are important drivers of effective research.”

Writing in the Literary Review of Canada, Kwame McKenzie, Professor of Psychiatry at University of Toronto and CEO of the Wellesley Institute, Toronto discusses the merits of the Retrosight report, what it should mean for research funding going forward and ask science to health itself – surely we need more of this type of research if the funding of science is to be really scientific?
 

Profile

 

Dr. Gustavo Turecki

Dr. Turecki is the 2014 recipient of GBF’s Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research. Dr. Turecki received the award as a result of his innovative, out-of-the-box approach to research on suicide.


The deadline for the 2015 Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research is January 30, 2015. The call for submissions will be issued in September 2014 – stay tuned!
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