Schizophrenia and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research
Douglas Institute researchers and their students have received awards and distinctions for their contributions to research and the advancement of knowledge in mental health.
FRSQ Research Scholar (senior) : Reut Gruber PhD
2014 Klaus J. Jacob Research Prize Laureate : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
The 2014 Klaus J. Jacob Research Prize Laureate has been awarded to Micheal Meany in recognition of his pioneering, cutting edge research on the biological mechanisms by which parental behaviour affects brain development and lifelong function. The Klaus J. Jacobs Awards is one of two international prizes presented to honour scientific achievements that are of exceptional social relevance in promoting the development of children and youth.The Jacobs Foundation attaches great importance to the practical application of scientific findings achieved through interdisciplinary research. The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize also includes an award of one million Swiss francs, (1M USD).
Wilder-Penfield Award : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
This is the highest award for biomedical research, given by the Government of Quebec, which "goes to scientists whose research aims fall within the field of biomedicine. These fields include the medical sciences, the natural sciences, and engineering".
Fondation IPSEN International Prize in Neuronal Plasticity : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
It is awarded to researchers in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of neuronal plasticity: development, synaptogenesis, aging, regeneration, grafts, growth factors.
CPA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public or Community Service : Reut Gruber PhD
Consideration is given to psychologists whose professional involvement has resulted in a major benefit to the public as well as those who have made significant contributions to special populations such as those who have disabilities, are disadvantaged or underprivileged, or are members of a minority group.
FRSQ Research Scholar Award : Reut Gruber PhD
Member of the Order of Canada : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
The Member of the Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service in or to a particular community, group or field of activity
Sam Lal Award from the Graham Boekh Foundation and the CCNP : Ridha Joober MD, PhD
The Dr. Samarthji Lal award will recognize a Canadian researcher in the area of psychiatry, with a focus on major mental disorders, who is mid-career and making an outstanding contribution to the field.
Heinz Lehmann Award : Martin Lepage PhD
He receives the Heinz Lehmann 2010 Award from the Douglas Institute Foundation. The Heinz Lehmann Award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of research in neuropsychopharmacology in Canada.
Scientist of the year : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
The team from the radio show Les années lumière awarded the title of Radio-Canada Scientist of the Year 2009 to Michael Meaney and Gustavo Turecki for their discovery of the epigenetic effects of child abuse on the human brain.
Most Highly Cited Scientist in the area of neuroscience : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
He is recognized by the Institute for Scientific Information as a "Most Highly Cited Scientist" in the area of neuroscience.
Knight of the National Order of Quebec : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
The National Order of Quebec is the highest recognition given by the government of Quebec.
CIHR New Investigator Award : Reut Gruber PhD
The CIHR New Investigator Award supports researchers in the early stages of their career who have shown promise as independent investigators by providing assistance for them in establishing their program of research.
Member of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. It is Canada’s national academy. The primary objective of the RSC is to promote learning and research in the arts and sciences.
Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunities Funds : Reut Gruber PhD
The Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF) is designed to help universities attract and retain the very best of today’s and tomorrow’s researchers .
FRSQ Research Scholar Award : Reut Gruber PhD
Klerman Award : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Awards Prestigious Klerman Prize to Innovators in Mental Health Research
Presidential Scholar by the University of California : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
He is honoured as the Presidential Scholar by the University of California at San Francisco.
Exemplary Psychiatrist Award : Ashok Malla MD, FRCPC
This Award is presented by the Alliance for the Mentally Ill (AMIQuebec). It recognizes psychiatrists noteworthy for developing, directing, and/or providing exemplary services designed to help people living with mental illnesses in criminal justice systems, including the prevention of unnecessary incarceration.
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) : Ashok Malla MD, FRCPC
Ashok Malla is awarded a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Early phases of non-affective psychosis.
CIHR New Investigator Award : Ridha Joober MD, PhD
He is awarded the 2002 Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction New Investigator Award.
NARSAD Young Investigator Award : Martin Lepage PhD
The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) created the Young Investigator Award to help the most promising scientists who are now entering research to generate pilot data necessary for larger grants.
NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
He is awarded this prestigious award in recognition of his contributions to stress research.
NARSAD Young Investigator Award : Ridha Joober MD, PhD
This award helps the most promising scientists who are now entering research to generate pilot data necessary for larger grants.
James McGill Chair : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
The James McGill Chair is awarded by McGill to advance and support the scholarship and research of exceptional academic staff in priority areas of intellectual interest.
CCNP Young Investigator Award : Ridha Joober MD, PhD
The Young Investigator Award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of research in neuropsychopharmacology by a young basic scientist or clinical investigator in Canada.
Patricia R. Barchas Award : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
He is presented the Patricia R. Barchas Award in Sociophysiology in recognition of the importance and sophistication of his research, from the American Psychosomatic Society. The Patricia R. Barchas Award in Sociophysiology, established in 1999, is to memorialize Patricia Barchas by furthering the field of sociophysiology, the study of the reciprocal relationships that could lead to long-term change both in social behavior and in physiology.
CIHR Senior Scientist Career Award : Michael Meaney C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC
This award is presented by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for research on stress.