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Dr. Martin Alda is the recipient of the 2020 Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP) Heinz Lehmann Award. Dr. Alda is a Professor of Psychiatry and Killam Chair in Mood Disorders at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. He also holds appointments at McGill University, University of Pittsburgh and at the National Institute of Mental health in the Czech Republic. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions and distinguished career by a single individual in the field of research in neuropsychopharmacology in Canada, and this year is being awarded for clinical research. The award, donated by Pfizer Canada Inc., consists of a $2,000 honorarium and a suitably engraved plaque. Congratulations to Dr. Alda!
Dr. Jeffrey Meyer is the recipient of the 2020 CCNP Innovations in Neuropsychopharmacology Award. Dr. Meyer is a Tier I Canada Research Chair in the Neurochemistry of Depression and leads the Neurochemical Imaging Program in Mood and Anxiety Disordres at the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at CAMH. He is also a full Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry. The award recognizes innovative research in neuropsychopharmacology by an independent investigator, and is being given this year for clinical research. The award, donated by Pfizer Canada Inc., consists of a $2,000 honorarium and a suitably engraved plaque. Congratulations to Dr. Meyer!
Dr. Beverley Orser is the recipient of the 2020 CCNP Medal. Dr. Orser is a clinician-scientist and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto, Co-Director of the Perioperative Brain Health Centre and a practicing anesthesiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON. This award, sponsored by the CCNP, recognizes an individual for their meritorious career in, and outstanding contribution to, neuropsychopharmacology in Canada based on their activities in education, administration and/or patient care. The award consists of a bronze medal engraved with the name of the recipient. Congratulations to Dr. Orser!
Dr. Caroline Menard is the recipient of the 2020 CCNP Young Investigator Award. Dr. Menard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval in Quebec City and CERVO Brain Research Center. The award is being given this year for basic research. The award, donated by Pfizer Canada Inc., recognizes outstanding contributions to research in neuropsychopharmacology and consists of a $2,000 honorarium and a suitably engraved plaque. Congratulations to Dr. Menard!
These awards were to be conferred at the annual meeting of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology; however, the meeting has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. An alternate means of delivering the awards to the deserving recipients is being considered.