2016 Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Deadline extended to May 4

The goal of this vital program is to applaud the outstanding endeavours of permanent administrative support staff and technicians from across the Faculty of Medicine.
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Save the Date! The 19th Annual Sandra Goldberg Lecture – May 3

The Council on Palliative Care presents a free public lecture in its series: Lessons in Living from the Dying’.
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REGISTER NOW! 1st National Knowledge Translation Conference in Rehabilitation – May 4 & 5

The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy is proudly hosting its1st National Knowledge Translation Conference in Rehabilitation in Montreal, Quebec.
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Simnovate International Summit – May 5-6

Join us as the worlds of simulation, education and innovation collide to break conventions and create new directions for the future of health care. Keynote speakers are Dr. Victor Dzau, Dr. David Asch and Dr. Kedar Mate. The Summit will take place at the Omni Hotel in Montreal.
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REGISTER NOW! Andrew F. Holmes Dean of Medicine Distinction Lecture – May 6

The lecture will take place in the Palmer Amphitheatre at the McIntyre Building. The guest speaker is Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine.
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Highlights from the April 21, 2016, Board of Governors meeting

Message from the Principal
McGill’s Board of Governors convened on Thursday, April 21, 2016, for their fifth meeting of 2015-16.
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REGISTER NOW! National Clinical Trial Training Program – May 26-27

The Clinical Research Unit of the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital, under the direction of Dr. Angela Genge, has developed a national training program on clinical trial management and readiness. Principal Investigators, researchers and Clinical Research Coordinators are invited to attend a two-day program in Montreal.
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McGill Faculties of Medicine and Education plan Indigenous Science Futures initiative for youth

As part of opening discussions regarding a new Indigenous educational initiative, representatives from McGill’s Faculties of Medicine and Education met with First Nations and Inuit educators, health professionals and Indigenous partners of the McGill RUIS (Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé) and OFNIE (Office of First Nations, Inuit Education)on April 18 and 19.
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Honorary degree recipients announced

Fourteen outstanding individuals will inspire and encourage McGill’s graduating class of 2016, as they receive honorary degrees during spring convocation ceremonies.These newest honourees, seven men and seven women, represent a wide range of fields. They include McGill Medicine alumnus and world-leader in mental health, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey and philanthropist and founder of Dollarama, Larry Rossy, a well-known name in the retail sector and a valued supporter of the Faculty of Medicine.
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A ‘tropical’ parasitic disease emerges in the Arctic

An outbreak of an intestinal parasite common in the tropics, known as Cryptosporidium, has been identified for the first time in the Arctic. The discovery was made in Nunavik, Quebec, by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), in collaboration with the Nunavik Department of Public Health, Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec and Health Canada. The discovery, which was documented in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, could have long-term implications for the health of children in Nunavik and Nunavut’s communities.
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Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers

Road crashes are the world’s leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics – and are known for their poor response to education and prevention efforts.But a better understanding of the subconscious and emotional processes of high-risk drivers could make a difference, according to new research from McGill University.
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April winner of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award

Laura Labonté, a PhD student in Experimental Medicine 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 Laura!
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McGill’s Mark Wainberg among six Canadian giants inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Dr. Mark Wainberg, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University and Director of the McGill University AIDS Centre, was among six outstanding Canadians inducted into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame during a ceremony held at the Hamilton Convention Centre on April 14. Hosted in association with McMaster University, more than 500 health, academic, and business leaders from across the country came together to honour these outstanding individuals. Congratulations Dr. Wainberg!
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McGill University and Jewish General Hospital team-up to host first Swallowing Awareness event

Swallowing disorders are no laughing matter, affecting 55% of stroke patients and 45% of people suffering from dementia and can result in things like aspiration pneumonia, a potentially fatal disease. Swallowing disorders can also be the cause of malnutrition and even psychological issues that could lead to depression and social anxiety. As a result of the public’s general lack of awareness on this subject, Charlotte Guillet, Rebecca Dorner, Yan Jun Chen and Tracy Schaan, four second-year Speech-Language Pathologist master’s students from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, have collaborated with the Speech-Language Pathology department at the Jewish General Hospital to develop their first-ever Swallowing Awareness Event, which will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 14 at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH).
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