Dr. Paola Habib
MilestonesNovember 2017

Appointments and congratulations

The JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health has a new Director of Child Psychiatry, Dr. Paola Habib.

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Dr. Amir Raz
July 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Neurofeedback may prove useful only for its placebo effects

Although there is little scientific evidence that behaviour can be changed with the help of neurofeedback, some benefits may still result from the technique’s placebo effects.

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Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz
May 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Men have a lot to learn about their own fertility

Canadian men—regardless of their age, education or income level—generally lack knowledge about the risk factors that contribute to male infertility, the first large-scale study of its kind has revealed.

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Although the cure rate is high for patients with thyroid cancer, survivor Elizabeth Barbosa says she still needed and greatly benefited from the support of a nurse navigator.
Feature articlesMay 2017

Study confirms need for further integrated care and support for thyroid cancer patients

A two-year study at the JGH has determined that thyroid cancer patients really need and benefit from the support of a nurse navigator.

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Dr. Samy Suissa
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Mandate renewed for Canada-wide drug safety consortium based at the LDI

A renewed five-year mandate has been granted to a national consortium on prescription drug safety that is headquartered in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH.

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Herbert E. Siblin
MilestonesNovember 2016

In memoriam

Members of the JGH family mourn the loss on July 14 of Herbert E. Siblin, who served as President of the Board of Directors from 1983 to 1985.

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Dr. Yves Longtin
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Broader screening helps reduce C. difficile infection

The rate of C. difficile infection among hospitalized patients drops dramatically when all patients are tested for the bacteria before being admitted to hospital, says a clinical study headed by a JGH physician and researcher.

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Dr. Arezu Jahani-Asl
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Key mechanism identified in deadly brain tumours

A key to understanding the formation of the most aggressive type of brain tumour in adults has been revealed at the JGH.

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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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