Dr. Anne Bassett Named to the Order Of Canada

Congratulations to Dr. Anne Bassett, the Treasurer of the 22q Society, who was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada on December 28th, 2023. She was honoured "for her research and clinical contributions to advancing our understanding of the genetics of schizophrenia, particularly in the identification and characterization of genetic subtypes of the disorder".

Dr. Bassett is the Dalglish Chair in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11.2DS) and has been caring for affected patients and their families for over 30 years. An adult with 22q11.2DS is 20 times more likely than someone in the general population to develop schizophrenia, a serious but treatable psychiatric illness. At the Dalglish Family 22q Clinic, Dr. Bassett and her team provide ongoing care for adults with 22q11.2DS, and have a world-renowned clinical research program, with the aim to help adults with 22q achieve the best health and quality of life possible.

Our Society is very proud that Dr. Bassett's contributions are being recognized by this special honour!

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