Slaight Family Centre for Youth in
Transition Director Dr. Aristotle Voineskos has just been named to the
prestigious Top 40 Under 40 list of Canada’s top young movers
Voineskos, 39, was one of only five scientists or doctors who made the list
from across the country.
for inclusion was broken down into five broad categories: innovation, achievement
and impact, growth and development strategy, social responsibility, and vision
Slaight Centre, the leadership aspect was about transforming care for young
people with early psychosis,” said Dr. Voineskos. “We are leading an integrated
culture of research, education and clinical innovation, fundamentally changing
access to, and quality of, care.”
His work at
the Slaight Centre since his appointment in 2015 has led to substantial
improvements in access to treatment for young Canadians with early signs of
mental illness, growth of clinically-translatable research among clinicians and
scientists, and an increased focus on ensuring delivery of gold-standard care.
Voineskos also leads a cutting-edge research program in brain imaging in the Kimel Family
Translational Imaging-Genetics Laboratory, which has led to the publication of approximately
100 peer-reviewed research papers. It has also garnered millions of dollars in
research grants from Canadian and U.S. federal agencies, that has allowed Dr. Voineskos
and his team to lead large international collaborations.
leading a number of multi-centre studies of a landmark nature funded by the
(U.S.) National Institutes of Health focused on brain disorders across the
lifespan. One of the most exciting, challenging, and fulfilling aspects of the
work is that we are a large team of teams, giving us the chance to make major
advances that would be hard to do alone. And it’s really special to do this through
our leadership on projects across a number of academic centres in North
Dr. Voineskos and the rest of the Top 40 Under
40 award winners will be feted at a special gala in Toronto this November.
Page published on June 28, 2017