The Venture Lab
supports research on adolescent brain development and risk factors for mental health and
substance use disorders.
Led by Dr. Patricia Conrod, professor of psychiatry at the Université de Montréal, we are working on the development of new mental health promotion strategies by studying the influence of genetics, environmental factors, and neuro-cognitive development on mental health and addiction.
Based out of CHU Sainte-Justine’s Research Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Venture Lab features an international roster of scientists conducting a number of important research projects with a key focus on personality, building resilience and early intervention. Dr. Conrod's brainchild, the PreVenture Program, is also hosted at the VentureLab, where PreVenture experts are trained, and provide training and supervision to health and educational professionals who wish to implement PreVenture in their community.
The Canadian Institute of Health Research has awarded the Canadian Underage Substance use Prevention (CUSP) Trial, led by Dr Patricia Conrod at CHU Sainte-Justine, funding for five years [...]
Preventure Program featured at international meeting on suicide prevention hosted by U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on International Suicide Prevention Day..