Marie-Hélène Thibault named to the position of Staffing Advisor (Recruiter)

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Marie-Hélène Thibault to the position of Staffing Advisor (Recruiter), joining our recruitment team in the Faculty of Medicine. The appointment is effective immediately.
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In Memoriam: Klaus Minde (1933 – 2016)

It is with great sadness that we regret to announce the sudden death of Dr. Klaus Minde, due to a massive stroke, on July 6, 2016. Dr. Minde was one of the early members of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at McGill University and in that role, helped establish it as one of the first and leading Child Psychiatry Departments in Canada and North America.
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Montreal DNA Tumor Virus Meeting – July 18-23

The Montreal DNA Tumour Virus (DNATV) brings together a diverse group of researchers with common research interests in the study of DNA tumor viruses. This will be the second time that this meeting is held in Montreal.
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Leaving you in stitches

On July 26, 2016, join some of Just for Laughs’ best comedians for a VIP night of laughter to support the important work of the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN). You’ll have premiere seating and access to Just for Laugh’s VIP tent where you’ll enjoy a cocktail reception after the show, along with a special Meet & Greet session with the comedians. It’s comedy for a great cause!
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Best wishes for Summer 2016!

Message from the Principal

Another spring Convocation season is behind us. It was wonderful to see so many smiles, and even some long-awaited sunshine, on our campuses. What a great way to end the year.
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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – July 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for July 2016 is now available online!
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APPLY NOW! Montreal Light Microscopy Course (MLMC) – August 15-19

This August 2016 MLMC is designed to provide one week of advanced instruction in optical microscopy. Students, fellows, PIs, technical staff, core facility managers and research scientists are welcome to attend.
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McGill innovation among six selected by Grand Challenges Canada to scale-up to improve global health

A mobile phone app that enables self-diagnosis of HIV/AIDS whose development was led by Dr. Nitika Pant Pai, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University, is among six Canadian innovations showing evidence of early promise for improving global health that will “transition-to-scale” thanks to new support from Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada.
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The MUHC welcomes its incoming residents and fellows

On June 29, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) hosted an orientation session for residents and fellows for the first time at the Glen site. With over 200 people in attendance, the event had the highest turnout in four years.
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Paths to Autism: One or Many?

A new report in Biological Psychiatry reports that brain alterations in infants at risk for autism may be widespread and affect multiple systems, in contrast to the widely held assumption of impairment specifically in social brain networks. Dr. Mayada Elsabbagh from McGill University in Canada, and Dr. Mark Johnson, from Birkbeck, University of London, suggest that recent studies do not support the idea of a singular pathway in the development of autism.
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Understanding bone death

Scientists at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip, specifically the femoral head – the spherical-shaped mass at the top of the femur. This breakthrough could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before symptoms arise and potentially avoid hip replacements.
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McGill resident wins McGill MedStar Award

Dr. Asim Makhdom, who recently completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at McGill, was selected for the McGill MedStar award, recognizing excellence in research completed by undergraduate, graduate students and residents at the Faculty of Medicine. The winning paper was titled “The potential roles of nanobiomaterials in distraction osteogenesis” published in the journal Nanomedicine and completed under the supervision of Dr. Reggie Hamdy, Professor in Experimental Surgery at McGill. Congratulations Dr. Makhdom!
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Gerald Batist appointed Knight of the Order of Quebec

The Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre, clinical oncologist and pioneer in personalized medicine was among the seven McGillians named to the National Order of Quebec, the highest civilian honour in the province. Congratulations Dr. Batist!
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McGill students hold camp that allows high school students to explore health sciences

Approximately 37 students from area high schools were welcomed to the downtown campus of McGill University for the 2016 edition of the “Explore! Careers in Health” camp, held this year from June 27-29. The annual event, which began in 2009 as a one-day event, is organized by students and residents representing McGill University’s Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, and is aimed at motivated and academically strong students with a goal to encourage students to pursue post-secondary education and to inspire and cultivate their interest in health professions.
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