The annual Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research recognizes a Canadian researcher in the area of psychiatry-with a focus on major mental disorders- who is mid-career and is making outstanding contributions to the field. The award honours the life and achievements of Dr. Samarthji Lal, psychiatrist and researcher. Dr. Samarthji Lal The Dr. […]

Rob Boeckh (right), Director of the The Graham Boeckh Foundation, congratulates Dr. Jitender Sareen (left) on winning the sixth annual Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research. The Dr. Samarthji Lal Award recognizes a Canadian researcher who is mid-career and making an outstanding contribution to the field of psychiatry, with a focus on major mental […]

The Graham Boeckh Foundation congratulates Dr. Jeffrey Meyer on winning the fifth annual Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research.  Dr. Meyer MD, PhD, FRCP(C), is Canada Research Chair in the Neurochemistry of Major Depression; Head, Neurochemical Imaging Program in Mood Disorders, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, CAMH; and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. […]

The Graham Boeckh Foundation congratulates Dr. Gustavo Turecki on winning the fourth annual Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research.  Turecki, MD, PhD, is Professor and Vice-Chair, Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University; Director, McGill Group for Suicide Studies; and Head, Depressive Disorders Program, Douglas Mental Health Institute. The Dr. Samarthji […]

  The Graham Boeckh Foundation presents the third annual Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research to Z. Jeff Daskalakis, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP(C), Associate Professor of Psychiatry at University of Toronto and Director of the Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The Dr. Samarthji Lal award […]

The Graham Boeckh Foundation announces the recipient of the second annual Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research: Dr. Todd Woodward, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC, and Research Scientist, BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute (BCMHARI). Dr. Woodward was selected through an open, Canada-wide competition, followed by an international review. This […]

The Graham Boeckh Foundation announces the recipient of the inaugural Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research: Ridha Joober, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, McGill University; Psychiatrist and Principal Investigator, Douglas Hospital and Douglas Hospital Research Centre. Dr. Joober was selected through an open, Canada-wide competition, followed by an international review.  The review panel members […]

Dr. Samarthji Lal The Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research has been created in memory of psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Samarthji Lal, who passed away on November 1st, 2009.  Samarthji Lal, LRCP (Lond) MRCS (England) MB, BS (Guy’s Hospital Medical School, University of London), Dip Psy (McGill) (with distinction), FRCPC, ABPN, was Staff […]