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The multi-disciplinary focus of the CRDH

Resolving our differences: Qualitative and quantitative research methods
By Christopher Cardoso and Matthew T. Keough

Crossing Borders - die Überfahrt von Grenzen
By Shireen Abuhatoum

Highlights of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Workshop
By Kierla Ireland

CRDH welcomes new Post-doctoral fellow
By Jackie Legacy

The trainee poster session reflects CRDH's diversity
By Melanie Mulligan-Pittarelli

Spotlight on Success
By Rami Nijjar

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Spotlight on Success

By Rami Nijjar

CRDH’s diversity was well reflected by the annual student poster session held on October 26th, 2012 at Concordia University.  As usual, the annual lunch-time poster session provided a great opportunity for CRDH trainees to share their recent work.  More than 20 posters were presented by inter-institutional CRDH labs, covering diverse themes across the life span.  Here we present some of the highlights.

Sarah Fraser   Vanier Scholars, Kiran Vadaga
and Matthew Keough

DCRDH trainees continue to produce research of high caliber, as evidenced most recently by a number of accolades bestowed upon our students.  To mention a few, Kiran Vadaga, CRDH doctoral student working with Dr. Karen Li, was awarded with the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Similarly, Matthew Keough, a doctoral student and new honorary CRDH trainee, working with Dr. Roisin O’ Conner was awarded the Vanier CGS from the Canadian Institute of Health research.

This award recognizes world-class research and is offered to high caliber doctoral students who have exhibited strong leadership skills and high scholarly achievement.


Sarah Fraser   Célia Matte Gagné

Long time CRDH student member, Célia Matte Gagné has recently received the Guy Bégin Prize form the Quebec Society for Research in Psychology.  This prize was awarded to Célia for her work with Dr. Annie Bernier at the Université de Montréal, studying the influence of mother-child interactions on developing language abilities. Dr. Matte Gagné has recently commenced post-doctoral work with Dr. Dale Stack, for which she has been awarded postdoctoral funding from FQRSC as well as Concordia’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.


Sarah Fraser   Christopher Cardoso

Christopher Cardoso, doctoral candidate at Concordia University working with Dr. Mark Ellenbogen, received one of four highly coveted Student Travel Awards from the International Society for Research on Psychoneuroendocrionology.  In addition to this invitation to present his research on the cortisol response to physical stress at the annual meeting in New York City, Christopher was honored at the meeting and had his biography appear in the conference program.  Impressively, Christopher was the only non-post doctoral fellow to receive this award.


Sarah Fraser


  Liane Rebner & Chelsea da Estrela

At summer convocation this year, Caroline Ostiguy, CRDH doctoral student also working with Dr. Ellenbogen, was awarded the Concordia University Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Prize.  Caroline’s work examines biological and psychological risk pathways in the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder.

Finally, we would like to applaud some of our junior members, undergraduate students Liane Rebner and Chelsea da Estrela, who were awarded Undergraduate Student Research Awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.  Both trainees conduct research with Dr. Krista Byers-Heinlein looking at language development in infants.

Congratulations to all award winners, we wish you continued success!



CRDH is funded by the Programme des regroupements stratégiques


Kiran Vadaga

Associate Editors
Rami Nijjar
Shireen Abuhatoum


Christopher Cardoso
Jackie Legacy
Kierla Ireland
Matthew T. Keough
Melanie Mulligan-Pittarelli


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