The Faculty Town Hall presentation is now available online

If you missed the November 12 Faculty Town Hall, the presentation is now available online.
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Message regarding students, trainees, fellows in hospital, in the context of Ebola

In the context of the Ebola virus disease, the McGill Faculty of Medicine has been closely monitoring developments related to the care of Ebola patients. To date, there have been no confirmed Ebola cases in the province or Canada. The risk in Quebec is still considered to be low.
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McGill Gerald Bronfman 4th Symposium and Awards Ceremony – November 24

The symposium and awards ceremony will take place in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.
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Pediatric Palliative Care Research Round – November 26

Pediatric Palliative Care Research Rounds are held on the last Wednesday of each month at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (Room E303).
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Jewish General Hospital Medical Grand Rounds for December

All the Jewish General Hospital Department of Medicine Medical Grand Rounds are held in the hospital’s Block Amphitheatre on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
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APPLY NOW! Student Programs at the Institute for Health and Social Policy

Training and mentoring future researchers in policy-making and fieldwork is one of the key mandates of the Institute for Health and Social Policy. The Institute is now accepting applications for the Winter 2015 Internship Program and the McBurney Latin America Program. Funding is available for both graduate and undergraduate students.
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Oncology for Practicing Physicians online course

The Continuing Health Professional Education Office of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, together with McGill oncologists, has designed and developed a comprehensive, online, accredited course entitled Oncology for Practicing Physicians.
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Antibiotics get a “time-out”

Resistance to antibiotics is an important health concern that affects both the spread of infections, like Clostridium difficile, and the medication budget. Researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) examined the effectiveness of adopting an antibiotic “time-out” during treatment, which involves regularly re-evaluating the treatment strategy as the clinical situation evolves.
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Finding “lost” languages in the brain

An infant’s mother tongue creates neural patterns that the unconscious brain retains years later even if the child totally stops using the language, (as can happen in cases of international adoption) according to a new joint study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro and McGill University’s Department of Psychology. The study offers the first neural evidence that traces of the “lost” language remain in the brain.
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School of Communication Sciences and Disorders holds celebration

After a busy year which saw the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders celebrate its 50th anniversary and complete a major move from their long-term location in Beatty Hall to their new and improved facilities on the 8th floor at 2001 McGill College Avenue, the School held a celebratory event in the reception area of the new offices on November 11th.
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Total recall: the science behind it

Is it possible to change the amount of information the brain can store? Maybe, according to a new international study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). Their research has identified a molecule that puts a brake on brain processing and when removed, brain function and memory recall is improved. Published in the latest issue of Cell Reports, the study has implications for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases, such as autism spectral disorders and Alzheimer’s disease.
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October winner of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award

Juan Pablo Lopez, PhD student in human genetics at McGill University, is the award winner of the Fonds Santé, one of the three Fonds awards of the Fonds de recherche du Québec.

Congratulations Juan Pablo!
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McGill’s Lasko, Meaney among Prix du Québec winners

Two renowned McGill University researchers are among the 14 winners of the 2014 Prix du Québec. Professor Michael Meaney, acclaimed for his achievements in the biology of child development, will be awarded the Wilder-Penfield prize. Professor Paul Lasko, a celebrated developmental biologist, will receive the Armand-Frappier award. The Prix du Québec is considered the most prestigious award attributed by the Government of Québec in cultural and scientific fields.
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Two McGill athletes among CIS Top 8 Academic All-Canadians, including pharmacology student

Two student-athletes from McGill are among the CIS Top Eight Academic All-Canadians for the 2013-14 season announced Tuesday by Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Representing the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec conference are McGill standouts Mariam Sylla, a basketball player and pharmacology student, as well as Cédric McNicoll, a hockey player and accounting major.
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Hiring freeze will help McGill keep salary-increase promises – Masi

Imposing a hiring freeze for administrative staff at the University will help McGill to keep its promises and meet its obligations with regard to salary increases, while still respecting the provincial government’s demand that universities trim their administrative salary mass, Provost Anthony C. Masi told Open House forums on McGill’s financial situation held Monday.
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