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Highlights from the Campbell Institute

News and Discoveries
Highlights from the Campbell Institute

Learn more about Campbell Institute scientists and their research through our news releases, reports, videos and the annual Campbell Symposium.

News Releases 

Dr. Neil Vasdev(July 5, 2017) – Dr. Neil Vasdev has been appointed Chief Radiochemist and Associate Director of the Research Imaging Centre and Preclinical Research in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute. Read more.


CAMH researchers discover brain inflammation in people with OCD

Dr. Jeffrey Meyer(June 21, 2017) – A new CAMH brain imaging study shows for the first time that brain inflammation is significantly elevated – more than 30 per cent higher – in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) than in people without the condition. Read more.​

A step closer to personalized medicine for intellectual disability: 26 novel genes identified

Dr. John Vincent(April 11, 2017) – Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Queen’s University have identified 26 new genes linked to intellectual disability. Read more.

Breakthrough Magazine & Video

Campbell Institute scientists are pioneering new ways of thinking about mental illnesses. Find out more in breakthrough magazine, a supplement of the Globe and Mail, or in the video below:

• Understanding the complex biology behind mental illness          
• Using big data to mine and analyze genetic information
• Zeroing in on customized treatment, patient by patient
• Aiming to alleviate the harmful side effects of drugs 

Campbell Symposium

The annual Campbell Family Mental Health Research Symposium highlights advances in brain science research in mental illness and addictions.

Across the Lifespan: Emerging Mechanisms and Targets to Treat Mental Illness

CAMH's Dr. Stephanie Ameis at 2016 Campbell SymposiumKeynote presentations by Dr. Jill Goldstein, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Research at the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology at Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Dr. Dilip Jeste, Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging, Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego.

See the full program of speakers and a video of presentations.

Breakthroughs in Brain Imaging: Advancing Therapeutics for Mental Illness and Addictions

David Nutt

Keynote address by Professor David Nutt, the Edmond J Safra Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology and Director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College, U.K.

See the full program of speakers and videos of all presentations.


Innovations in Br​ain Science: The Evolution of Therapeutics​

A conversation with Dr. Arvid CarlssonKeynote presentation by Dr. Arvid Carlsson, 2000 Nobel Laureate, of the University of Gothenberg.

Watch a video from the 2014 Campbell Symposium, featuring Dr. Arvid Carlsson in conversation with CAMH's Dr. James Kennedy and Dr. Jeff Daskalakis. Dr. Carlsson talks about his Nobel-winning discoveries and current studies and gives advice to young scientists.

See the full program of speakers and presentations.



​Personalized Medicine: Revolutionizing Care in Mental Illness and Addictions

Thomas Insel

Keynote addresses by Daniel Weinberger, Director of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, and Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute​ of Mental Health.

See the full program of speakers and presentations.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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