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2019

Daiva Nielsen, PhD

Department of Human NutritionMcGill University Characterization of the workplace food environment in Montreal Canada: New directions for gene-environment interaction and health research The retail food environment is acknowledged to play a significant role in public health and while previous studies have examined the role of the food environment around one’s residence, the food environment around…

2012

Carl Ernst, PhD

Department of Psychiatry, McGill University Functional analysis of the 16p11.2 locus using patient-derived induced-pluripotent stem cells Large deletions of DNA on chromosome 16 are associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in about 1% of all Canadians with autism, and many more Canadians with intellectual disability. I have recruited and clinically assessed two independent families carrying…

2012

Dennis Jensen, PhD

Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University Physiological mechanisms of dyspnea relief and improved exercise tolerance after treatment with oral morphine in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease of the lungs and airways, causing shortness of breath (dyspnea) and exercise intolerance. Conventional efforts…

2011

Marcelo Berlim, MD

Department of Psychiatry, McGill University Remediating decision-making deficits in depressed subjects at high risk for suicide with transcranial magnetic stimulation We aim to assess whether high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, a safe and non-invasive method for modulating the activity of specific brain regions, when applied over the left region of the forehead (ie, the…