Royal research grant targets bipolar treatment

Finding a better treatment for bipolar disorder and other mood disorders will be the goal of the first recipient of a prestigious mental health research prize. On Oct. 28, Dr. Jean Martin Beaulieu, a researcher and associate professor in Laval University’s department of psychiatry and neuroscience, was handed the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research at an even held at the Royal. The $100,000 grant is drawn from the $1 million prize, created earlier this year with the aim of spurring mental health research by investing in the pioneering work done by Canada’s most promising young physicians. Gov. Gen. David Johnston and his wife Sharon Johnston were in attendance at the announcement. “Your presence signals the growing importance of mental health research in Canada, and the potential of our researchers…


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