Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
Ross Pavillion, 4th Floor Conference Room, R4.02
Anick Bérard, PhD, FISPE
“Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy"
Anick Bérard holds a BSc in Statistics from Université Laval, an MSc in clinical sciences from Université de Sherbrooke, and obtained a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University in 1999. From 1999-2000, Dr. Bérard conducted post-doctoral work at the Harvard School of Medicine in Boston, and was recruited in 2000 as assistant professor at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York City. In 2002, Dr. Bérard joined the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Université de Montréal and the CHU Sainte-Justine. Anick Bérard is Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Université de Montréal, chairholder of the Louis-Boivin family research chair on « Medications, pregnancy and lactation », Director of the research unit on Medications and Pregnancy at the Research Center of CHU Ste-Justine, Director of the Quebec Network of Researchers in Pharmacology, and Past-President of the Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics. She holds a career award Senior from the Quebec Institutes of Health Research (FRQ-S).
Dr. Bérard’s research program focuses on the study of the risks and benefits associated with medication exposures during pregnancy. Her major research themes focus on depression, assisted reproductive technologies, hypertension, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, infection, smoking, and nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Dr. Bérard has published over 110 scientific papers and her research program is funded by the CIHR, FRSQ, FDA, MSSS, and the National Cancer Institute of Canada.