Dr. Gotlieb and Dr. Zeng appointed Co-leads for the Gynecological Disease Site Team of the Rossy Cancer Network

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Walter Gotlieb and Dr. Xing ‘Ziggy’ Zeng as the Co-leads for the new Gynecological Disease Site Team of the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN).
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MUHC/McGill Homecoming & Medical Symposium (March 26-27)

In 2015 the McGill University Health Centre is undergoing a transformation that will impact health care for generations. To celebrate the medical heritage of both the MUHC and McGill University, the two institutions have joined forces to host a Homecoming and a Medical Symposium on the future of health and science.
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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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World TB Day @ McGill

Each year on March 24, the world observes World TB Day. TB is one of the world’s top health challenges with 9 million new TB cases and the deaths of nearly 1.5 million people each year. World TB Day is an occasion to mobilize political and social commitment for further progress towards eliminating TB as a public health problem. Read more ►
 

Training of new doctors jeopardized by Bill 20 says Quebec’s four Departments of Family Medicine

The four directors of the universities’ family medicine departments expect Bill 20 will negatively impact patients by reducing the number of new doctors trained and, consequently, the capacity and quality of care. The directors presented their positon today to the Commission de la santé et des services sociaux during hearings held on the proposed Bill. They affirm that the lack of accessibility to family doctors and primary care is a major issue, and they support the government’s goal to remedy it. The directors say, however, that the approach put forward by the Minister to address the problem is not viable, and they are proposing alternate solutions to meet both the current and future needs of Quebecers.
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Study provides new understanding of drug effects

A new study led by researchers in the labs of Terry Hébert and Stéphane Laporte at McGill University in Montreal, challenges our notion of what certain drugs do by examining the interactions between drugs targeting two different receptor molecules in vascular smooth muscle – both of which are important in the control of blood pressure and the development of hypertension, a common problem facing many Canadians. The findings were reported in the January 30th issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
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DNA test slashes wait times for tuberculosis diagnosis in Iqaluit

Tuberculosis continues to be a significant public health concern in Canada’s North, where testing for TB takes far longer than in the country’s major centres. A paper just published by Ottawa and tuberculosisMontreal researchers, in CHEST Journal, shows that the wait times before treating this infectious disease in Nunavut can be dramatically reduced by using a new technology — right in Iqaluit — that quickly provides accurate results.
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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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Three Faculty of Medicine representatives to receive CAME awards

The McGill Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Sero Andonian, Dr. Joseph Cox and Dr. Douglass Dalton have each been named as recipients of the Canadian Association for Medical Education’s 2015 Certificates of Merit.

Congratulations Drs. Andonian, Cox and Dalton!
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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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