MONTREAL, May 4, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation announced a $50,000 donation from Standard Life to support research into pediatric mental health.
The contribution will be used to fund a research project led by The Children's Psychiatry Department to look into the effects of anti-psychotic medication on the metabolism of teenagers. Mental health is a critical issue, even in pediatrics, and research is the key to improving treatments. The Children's receives over 300 visits per year of teens and pre-teens showing symptoms of psychotic illness; this study will allow specialists to better determine the risk factor among these children for the development of liver disease and weight gain.
About Standard Life
In Canada, Standard Life has been doing business for almost 180 years. With about 2,000 employees, it provides long-term savings, investment and insurance solutions to more than 1.4 million Canadians, including group benefit and retirement plan members. It had C$42 billion of assets under administration, as at March 31, 2012. With a strategic focus on youth well-being, Standard Life's Investing in tomorrow community investment program aims to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young Canadians. In all, together with its employees and business partners, it contributed over $1.1 million to more than 85 organizations across the country in 2011.
About The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation
The Montreal Children's Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital of the McGill University Health Centre. The Children's is a leader in providing a broad spectrum of highly specialized care to newborns, children, and adolescents from all across Quebec. The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation is currently completing The Best Care for Children Campaign to support the construction of the new Montreal Children's Hospital on the Glen site, which is expected to open its doors at the end of 2014.
Image with caption: "From left to right, Dr. Harvey Guyda, Associate Executive Director, The Montreal Children's Hospital; Dr. Evangelia Amirali, Psychiatrist, The Montreal Children's Hospital; Charles Guay, President and CEO, Standard Life; Marie-Josée Gariépy, President, The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation. (CNW Group/The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120504_C4351_PHOTO_EN_13136.jpg
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