June 11 2014

Dr. Gustavo Turecki (right) is congratulated by Rob Boeckh (left), Director of the Graham Boeckh Foundation, 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 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 disorders. The recipient is selected through an open, Canada-wide competition judged by an independent review panel of internationally renowned researchers. The panel was impressed by Dr. Turecki’s innovative, out-of-the-box approach to research on suicide.

The Graham Boeckh Foundation and the Dr. Sam Lal Award marketing partners – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, and the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology congratulate Dr. Gustavo Turecki!