Research Highlights

 

 
LDI researchers launch Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre
Bell Let's Talk supports new website to help address the mental health toll of COVID-19 on diverse communities. 

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New name, new mission for the McGill AIDS Centre
The McGill Centre for Viral Diseases builds on legacy of the McGill AIDS Centre, expanding its mission to include all viral diseases that pose threats to human health.

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JAMA publishes results of clinical trial on use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation
Randomized clinical trial showed short-term benefits of e-cigarettes with counseling for smoking cessation, but longer-term effects are less certain, according to research led at Montreal’s Lady Davi...

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Series of studies clarifies effectiveness and safety of newer medications for type 2 diabetes
The Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES), headquartered at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, has published four studies in top medical journals examining t...

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Dr. Stephen Robbins appointed Director of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital
Renowned cancer scientist will assume leadership of one of Canada’s most respected medical research institutes.

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Genetic testing could correct under-diagnosis of serious respiratory condition
AATD, a respiratory condition that most often goes undiagnosed, can be predicted by the detection of a particular genetic mutation, which would allow patients to take preventive measures and avoid serious ...

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COVID-19 Guidelines in Effect for all LDI Personnel
All LDI personnel must strictly abide by important mandatory guidelines to resume research activities.
 

UPDATED August 31, 2020

 

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International consortium issues first report on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients
Montreal’s Segal Cancer Centre is a participant in a multi-centre international effort to learn how and why cancer patients infected with the novel coronavirus experience particularly severe effects.

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Tele-health intervention to reduce isolation of older adults  
One of the overlooked symptoms of the COVID-19 pandemic is an increasingly dire mental health crisis among vulnerable older adults. Fueled by measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, socia...

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COVID-19 places added prenatal stress on mother and child that could have lasting impact
Findings that children’s mental health is affected by stress factors experienced during pregnancy suggest that the novel coronavirus pandemic could will have a lasting impact.

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