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Stan Kutcher, MD, FRCPC




Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University
Staff Psychiatrist, IWK Health Centre
Sunlife Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health
Director, WHO Collaborating Centre
Maritime Outpatient Psychiatry
Phone: (902) 470-6598
Fax: (902) 492-0383
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Dr. Kutcher is an internationally-renowned expert in the area of adolescent mental health and a national and international leader in mental health research, advocacy, training, policy, and services innovation working at the IWK and Dalhousie University. He currently holds the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health where he applies knowledge translation techniques to advance adolescent mental health promotion, education, research and training locally, nationally and internationally. He currently directs the World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Mental Health at Dalhousie and has recently been nominated the Liberal candidate for the Halifax federal riding. He has served as Department Head of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for International Health at Dalhousie University.

Dr. Kutcher has received numerous awards and honors locally, nationally and internationally for his work including: Best Doctor in Canada; Doctors Nova Scotia Health Promotion Award; Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacolgy Gold Medal; Lifetime Achievement Award of the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation. He has been appointed a Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, was recently been elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and honored with the JM Cleghorn Award for his contribution to mental health research. He is and has been a member of numerous boards and national organizations including the Institute of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addictions of the CIHR; Interhealth Canada; Mental Health Commission of Canada (CYAC committee); the Canadian Society for International Health; the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research. He is the author of more than 200 scientific papers and the author/co-author of numerous medical textbooks. Locally he contributes to the work of Laing House and the Metropolitan Immigrant Services Association. One of his current projects is leading the development of a national child and youth mental health framework for Canada.

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