Dr Pierre Blier is a Full Professor for the Departments of Psychiatry and Cellular & Molecular Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and is Director of the Mood Disorders Research Unit at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Dr Blier is on the editorial boards of several journals and is the Co-editor in Chief for the Journal of Psychopharmacology and Field Editor for Translational Medicine for the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, the official journal of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP). In addition to his extensive list of publications and lectures presented worldwide, Dr Blier has contributed to several treatment guidelines for psychiatric disorders. Dr Blier has a basic research laboratory investigating how psychotropic medications work in the brain. He carries out investigator-initiated clinical studies and treats patients with mood and anxiety disorders on a daily basis.
Dr Blier has received several awards for outstanding contributions to psychopharmacology, including the Canada Research Chair in Psychopharmacology from the Government of Canada, and is now a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Life Sciences). He also serves on several committees, including the Presidency Elect of the CINP.
EM-53628 - Date of preparation: February 2021