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Explore vs. Exploit: Option Exploration in People with Bipolar Disorder

on July 17, 2019   |    No Comments

Much of creative pursuit involves acts of exploration – for example, exploring new ideas, combinations of musical notes, or arrangements of color and texture on canvas. Past research has shown that people with bipolar disorder are more likely to have creative professions than those without bipolar disorder. The aim of … Read more

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Le prix Feuille d’or des IRSC

on July 3, 2019   |    1 Comment

Quel honneur pour Dre Erin Michalak, chercheuse d’élite et fondatrice de CREST.BD, de recevoir «Le prix Feuille d’or des Institutions de recherche en santé du Canada 2018 pour la transformation : engagement des patients» à Rideau Hall le 20 juin dernier de Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette. Le réseau … Read more

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Bridging the Digital Divide Among Youth in BC

on June 13, 2019   |    No Comments

In this week’s guest blog, we share news of the first project to be supported for funding through the BC SUPPORT Unit Patient Engagement Methods Cluster. Project co-lead Dr. Shelly Ben-David and team describe how their research will advance understanding of the gaps between online knowledge availability and access, or … Read more

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“All hands on deck”: Accommodating hand tremors in people with bipolar disorder

on June 6, 2019   |    1 Comment

We’re all hands on deck here at the CREST.BD offices in preparation for the CIHR Gold Leaf Prize awards ceremony in Ottawa on June 20th. Several of our team members will be in attendance at Rideau Hall for the celebration, including peer researcher Raymond Tremblay. We share the communication below … Read more

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