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Women’s College Hospital psychiatrist wins prestigious Canadian Institutes of Health Research award

July  13, 2015

Dr. Simone VigodCongratulations to Dr. Simone Vigod, clinician-scientist at Women's College Hospital, for receiving a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Vigod will receive $300,000 over a five-year term to further her work exploring the epidemiology and treatment of maternal mental illness.

Maternal mental illness affects up to 10 per cent of women and has negative effects for both mothers and their children. With her new funding, Dr. Vigod will focus on testing novel interventions that aim to increase treatment acceptability for mothers with mental illness. She also plans to conduct population-level studies that will shed light on the course of illness, risk factors, and safety and effectiveness of existing treatments for this population. Dr. Vigod’s research will aim to optimize care for mothers with mental illness and improve maternal and child outcomes.

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