The Mach-Gaensslen Foundation of Canada and the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience (JPN) are happy to announce the first winners of the annual Dr. Francis Wayne Quan Memorial Prize for the best papers published in JPN over the previous year.
The prize was launched in January 2022 to honour the contributions of psychiatrist and former editor Dr. Francis Wayne Quan to the foundation and the journal.
Dr. Quan, who died 9 August 2021 after a brief battle with kidney cancer, was one of the founders and the first managing editor of the Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa, the predecessor of JPN, from 1976 to 1983. He was also a director of the Mach-Gaensslen Foundation of Canada from 2016 to his death. These experiences were among Dr. Quan’s many contributions during his busy career as an eminent psychiatrist in Ottawa.
The first winning papers, published during 2022, are:
- Gold: Li X, Zhang C, Tan J, Ding L, Wang C, Wang M, Lin Y. Clinical effects of continuous theta burst stimulation for generalized anxiety disorder and a mechanism involving α oscillations: a randomized controlled trial. J Psychiatry Neurosci 2022;47:E123-33.
- Silver: Cakmak JD, Liu L, Poirier SE, Schaefer B, Poolacherla R, Burhan AM, Sabesan P, St. Lawrence K, Theberge J, Hicks JW, Finger E, Palaniyappan L, Anazodo UC. The functional and structural associations of aberrant microglial activity in major depressive disorder. J Psychiatry Neurosci 2022; 47:E197-208.
- Bronze: Steinmann LA, Dohm K, Goltermann J, Richter M, Enneking V, Lippitz M, Repple J, Mauritz M, Dannlowski U, Opel N. Understanding the neurobiological basis of anhedonia in major depressive disorder — evidence for reduced neural activation during reward and loss processing. J Psychiatry Neurosci 2022;47:E284-92.
The Mach-Gaensslen Foundation of Canada would like to congratulate these winners of the inaugural prizes. For more information about the winning papers, see the announcement in JPN.
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