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Research Day 2017

Department of Psychiatry Research Day 2017

On Nov. 10, 2017 125 faculty, students, and staff gathered at the Lord Nelson Hotel to celebrate the 27th annual Department of Psychiatry Research Day. The day featured 24 informative poster presentations and 12 outstanding oral presentations including a talk from keynote speaker Dr. Roy Perlis’s talk “Probabilistic Medicine:  How do we get from here?”

Research Day prizes were awarded to:

Best Undergraduate Presentation: Mr. Tristan Park – “The Role of Resilience in Substance use in Mi'kmaq Youth”

Best Graduate Student Presentation: Ms. Christiane Whitehouse – “The impact of depression and anxiety symptoms on information processing speed in MS and other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases”

Best Resident Presentation: Dr. Kathleen Singh – “CBT Express: Using the Fountain of Health for Knowledge Transfer and Behaviour Change”

Best Junior Faculty Presentation: Dr. Jacob Cookey – “A retrospective database study of the impact of alcohol use on clinical outcomes in early phase psychosis”

Best Psychiatry Staff Presentation: Dr. Candice Crocker - “A pilot study of NODDI measures- Validation of a multishell protocol and preliminary data in Cannabis users”

A special thanks to all those who made Research Day 2017 a success especially the chair for the day, Dr. Rudolf Uher, and dedicated judges, Drs. George Robertson, Kim Good, John Fisk, Allan Abbass, and Lukas Propper.