The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Erin Michalak for receiving the prestigious 2019 Douglas Utting Prize for Depression Research.
The Douglas Utting Prize is awarded annually to a person or group, working in Canada that has made a major contribution to promoting the awareness of depression and/or suicide and/or to advancing the understanding and treatment of depression.
The 2019 award will be awarded to an individual with excellence in research and/or academic pursuits furthering the understanding and/or treatment of depression and/or suicide.
The Award consists of a medal and a certificate, along with an honorarium of $7,500 CDN. The award winner, Dr. Michalak, will give a lecture at a ceremony on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 13:30 in the Amphitheatre of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (ICFP), Jewish General Hospital/McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Dr. Michalak is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the founder and Network Lead for the Collaborative Research Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD), a multidisciplinary collaborative network of researchers, healthcare providers, people living with bipolar disorder, their family members and supporters. Dr. Michalak is also the Program Director for the APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health and the Patient Engagement Methods Clusters Lead for the BC SUPPORT Unit.