Award: Dr. Ruth Lanius touted for military health research

Congratulations to Dr. Ruth Lanius, Professor, Psychiatry, who was honoured with the Banting Award for Military Health Research.

Named after Sir Frederick Banting, the world-renowned physician and Nobel Prize researcher who discovered insulin, the annual award is given out at the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum to a researcher addressing military health issues.

“I was deeply honoured to receive this award,” said Dr. Lanius.

Her work uses advanced imaging technology to study brain activity and neural connections in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The award winner examined the effects of alpha neurofeedback as a supplementary treatment for PTSD.

As the award recipient, Dr. Lanius was presented with the Major Sir Frederick Banting, MC, RCAMC Medal by the Surgeon General and is invited to be the research keynote speaker at the CIMVHR 2020 Forum.

In Canada, there are approximately 60,600 military families, 71,500 primary force members, 30,000 reserve force members and 649,300 veterans. CIMVHR connects with researchers across the country to improve the health of these service members and veterans.