Category: Friend of Eli’s place (page 1 of 3)

“It may not be rocket science, but it’s certainly improving outcomes!”

Meet Dr Ari Zaretsky

Understanding the scope of Dr Zaretsky’s role at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre could make one’s head spin, but as he lists the various hats he wears, it’s clear Dr Zaretsky is in full control. As Chief of Psychiatry at Sunnybrook, Dr Zaretsky maintains a clinical practice with a specialty in the area of mood disorders and anxiety.

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“For some people, residential treatment is absolutely necessary”

Meet Dr Anthony Levitt

Dr Levitt explains that he currently has three functions in his roles at Sunnybrook: Chief, of the Hurvitz Brain Sciences program;  Clinician-researcher, meeting regularly with patients; and Medical Director of the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook.

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Dr Sid Kennedy on Biomarkers, Big Data and Transition in Psychiatry

Meet Dr Sid Kennedy

In his joint roles as Professor of Psychiatry at U of T, Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and St Michael’s Hospital and the lead researcher with the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND), Dr. Kennedy is immersed in research surrounding depression, bipolar disorder and suicidality. He is also a consummate teacher, someone clearly used to breaking down complex ideas into manageable bites for the non-scientists among us. 

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Karen Minden on Evidence Based Mental Illness Treatment in Ontario

Meet Karen Minden, C.M., PhD 

One has only to read the notes on the Governor General of Canada’s website to learn why Karen Minden was awarded the Order of Canada in 2010. Part of the biographical note on the GG’s site reads: “With compassion and determination, Karen Minden has provided hope for youth in crisis and their families. She is co-founder and chief executive officer of the Pine River Institute, a holistic residential treatment centre for teens struggling with mental health issues and substance abuse. Highly regarded for making the Institute a pioneer in measuring treatment results, she has also contributed to policy development related to teens and addictions in several provinces.” 

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Dr Joanna Henderson on Advancing Care of Emerging Adults with Mental Illness

Meet Dr Joanna Henderson, PhD

Dr Joanna Henderson is fortunate to play many roles in the field of mental health. A clinical psychologist by training, her work is focused on youth and emerging adults aged 12-25. She is a Senior Scientist in the Child, Youth & Emerging Adult program at CAMH and Executive Director of the McCain Centre at CAMH. Currently leading four federally funded studies, Dr Henderson is directly engaged in shaping the policies and practices that impact young adults with mental health challenges. 

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