REGISTER NOW! Andrew F. Holmes Dean of Medicine Distinction Lecture – May 7

This lecture will take place in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building. Speaker: Dr. Howard Cedar, Professor, Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel.
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World Voice Day Screening, Workshop & Seminar – April 1, 2 & 17

World Voice Day is a global celebration to raise the public awareness that voice matters. This is the FIRST WVD celebration in Montreal and Quebec to join the world for this big occasion.
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More cuts coming, but it could have been worse

Thanks to a prudent approach, McGill is well-positioned to face a challenging year, Masi tells Senate.
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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – March 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for March 2015 is now available online!
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REGISTER NOW! ASME 2015 Global Congress on Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology – April 19-22

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is organizing its 4th Global Congress on Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology, which will be held in Minneapolis, MN.
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Providing support for adults with autism

The past 10-15 years has seen an increase in the number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This means that many of these kids are now finishing secondary school with some continuing on to higher education and others preparing to enter the workforce. This phase of their lives brings with it a new challenge, since although many mechanisms have been established in the school systems to help students with ASD cope, there are few services in place to help them once they leave the system, nor is there currently much research on what sorts of services are effective for adults with ASD. In response, Dr. Aparna Nadig developed a transition support program for adults with autism, in collaboration with Dr. Tara Flanagan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill.
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Two giants of medicine receive honorary degrees during McGill/MUHC Medical Symposium

McGill University presented honorary degrees to two giants of medicine during a medical symposium held jointly with the McGill University Health Centre in celebration of the opening of the Glen site. Dr. Jonathan Meakins, one of the most distinguished surgical leaders in the history of McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, and Dr. James C. Hogg, widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on the pathology of chronic obstructive lung disease, were honoured during the symposium, held on Friday, March 27, at Centre Mont-Royal.
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Montréal scientists get one step closer to finding how to repair damaged nerve cells

A team of researchers at the IRCM led by Frédéric Charron, PhD (Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Experimental Medicine), the Department of Biology, and the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University), in collaboration with bioengineers at McGill University, uncovered a new kind of synergy in the development of the nervous system, which explains an important mechanism required for neural circuits to form properly. Their breakthrough, published today in the scientific journal PLoS Biology, could eventually help develop tools to repair nerve cells following injuries to the nervous system (such as the brain and spinal cord).
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Domestic violence deters contraception

Domestic violence takes many forms. The control of a woman’s reproductive choices by her partner is one of them. A major study published in PLOS One, led by McGill PhD student Lauren Maxwell, showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and abortions. These findings could influence how physicians provide contraceptive counselling.
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Masahiro Morita receives the McGill MedStar Award

Masahiro Morita, a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Nahum Sonenberg’s lab in the Department of Biochemistry, has received the McGill MedStar Award. His award-winning article “mTORC1 Controls Mitochondrial Activity and Biogenesis through 4E-BP-Dependent Translational Regulation” was published in Cell Metabolism. Congratulations Masahiro!
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McGill’s Brian Chen among winners of NIH’s Follow that Cell Challenge phase 1

On Monday, March 16, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the 16 finalists for its Follow that Cell Challenge, among them, the Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Brian Chen, who is also one of five winners for the first phase of the challenge.

Congratulations Dr. Chen!
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McGill’s Claudie Dandurand Bolduc elected President of the Regroupement étudiant de l’Association Médicale du Québec

Second-year McGill medical student, Claudie Dandurand Bolduc has been elected as the next President of the Regroupement étudiant de l’Association Médicale du Québec, which in turn makes her a voting board member of the Quebec Medical Association (QMA).

Congratulations Claudie!
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