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Dave Davis Research Award

Dr. Paula Ravitz (Associate Professor, Psychiatry), Dr. Clare Pain (Associate Professor, Psychiatry), and Dr. Dawit Wondimagegn (Associate Professor, Psychiatry) were awarded the 2019 Dave Davis Research Award from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for the Biaber Project, to scale up screening and treatment of common mental disorders using culturally adapted IPT in Ethiopian primary care.

Dr. Dave Davis has had a long and distinguished career in Continuing Professional Development at the University of Toronto. He was the Associate Dean of Continuing Education in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto from 1994-2005, and laid the groundwork for the concept of evidence-based Continuing Professional Development . He authored several seminal publications outlining what education delivery methods are effective agents of change for changing behaviours of health professionals leading to improved patient outcomes. In 2001, he established the University of Toronto Knowledge Translation research program. The Dave Davis Research Award recognizes an outstanding completed research/scholarly project in Continuing Professional Development in the Faculty of Medicine.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance honored Holly Swartz, MD, with Gerald L. Klerman Senior Investigator Award

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), the nation’s largest patient-run
organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorder, presented its 2018 Gerald L. Klerman Awards on May 20, 2019, in San Francisco. Holly Swartz, M.D. was honored with the 2018 Gerald L. Klerman Senior Investigator Award for her career-long contributions to mental health research. DBSA’s Klerman Award is the highest honor DBSA extends to members of the scientific community. It recognizes researchers whose work contributes to understanding the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder.

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