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Dr. Nathan Kolla announced as New Research Chair in Forensic Mental Health Science
Dr. Nathan KollaDr. Nathan Kolla announced as New Research Chair in Forensic Mental Health Science

Waypoint has provided forensic mental health care as an integral part of its hospital services since the 1930’s. Forensic services treat patients who have been found not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder. Unfortunately these services are often confused with corrections, which can confer a double stigma of mental illness and justice system involvement. 

As a way to enhance research in this important area of mental health care, this past July Dr. Nathan Kolla was appointed as the new Research Chair in Forensic Mental Health Science, a collaboration between Waypoint and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. 

Transitioning from his role as Vice-President of Research and Academics and Waypoint Research Institute lead, Dr. Kolla brings a wealth of forensic mental health experience and knowledge to the role as a psychiatrist with a PhD in Neuroscience/Neuroimaging from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto. He has also completed the U of T Department of Psychiatry Clinician Scientist Program and has a Master of Science in Forensic Mental Health Science (Distinction) from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.  

”Dr. Kolla has spent many years of his career dedicated to forensic mental health research. His appointment as Research Chair provides him with that continued focus and brings Waypoint an internationally recognized research clinician to this important new collaboration,” notes Carol Lambie, President and CEO. “He is familiar with the work of the hospital and we know he is dedicated to furthering our focus on excellence.”