Angélique Adam appointed Immigration Advisor, Human Resources, Faculty of Medicine

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Angélique Adam to the position of Immigration Advisor, Human Resources, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective July 31, 2017.
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Jordana Saada Bensemana, appointed Associate Director, AEC #11 (Schools)

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jordana Saada Bensemana to the position of Associate Director, Administrative Excellence Centre (AEC) 11, supporting the Ingram School of Nursing, the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective July 3, 2017. Ms. Saada Bensemana replaces Ms. Gracy Pardillo who had been serving in this role on an interim basis since 2016.
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March – July 2017

Med Events provides information on a range of events taking place across the Faculty of Medicine community that may be of interest to academic and support staff, as well as to students and residents.
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In memoriam: Dr. Shreyas Roy (1979 – 2017)

The Faculty of Medicine was saddened to learn about the tragic recent passing of Dr. Shreyas Roy, a member of the McGill MDCM Class of 2010. Our condolences go out to Dr. Roy’s family and friends.
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Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health

From June 12th to 23rd, McGill was a hub of learning in the fight against infectious diseases as it hosted the 3rd installment of the Summer Institute. The short courses featured internationally known faculty and brought together approximately 400 participants from 53 countries.
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McGill’s Leila Zahabi on new dementia-related pilot project

In the latest episode of the CIUSSS podcast “Your Health,” Leila Zahabi, Education Manager for the Steinberg Centre for Simulation & Interactive Learning, talks about the “Dementia Education Workshop for Family Caregivers,” a pilot project that will launch in September.
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Call for applications! Kuok Fellowship for graduate studies related to cancer care quality

The Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology in collaboration with the Rossy Cancer Network is pleased to announce its call for applications for the Kuok Fellowship. Applications are due by September 1, 2017.
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CFI invests $4.2 million to boost 23 McGill research projects

At Laurentian University Tuesday, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced an investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund, including $4.2 million for McGill University. Several Faculty of Medicine projects were among the 23 McGill projects that received funding.
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Miltown: A game-changing drug you’ve probably never heard of

According to Andrea Tone, an associate in the Division of Transcultural Psychiatry in McGill’s Department of Psychiatry and author of the Age of Anxiety: A History of America’s Turbulent Affair with Tranquilizers, the present market for anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication is better explained through the accidental discovery of Miltown than by the popularized notion that pharmaceutical companies created the market for themselves.
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Could olfactory loss point to Alzheimer’s disease?

A study recently published in Neurology suggests that simple odour identification tests may help track the progression of the disease before symptoms actually appear. According to Dr. John Breitner, director of the Centre for Studies on Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease at the Douglas Mental Health Research Centre, Professor of psychiatry at the McGill University Faculty of Medicine and one of the authors on the study, “if we can delay the onset of symptoms by just five years, we should be able to reduce the prevalence and severity of these symptoms by more than 50%.”
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A new role for an old actor could predict prostate cancer recurrence

A recent study published in the journal Genes & Development highlights the work of Drs. Vincent Giguère and Étienne Audet-Walsh of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre, in collaboration with a team of researchers led by Dr. Simone Chevalier at the McGill University Health Centre, who successfully identified an mTOR-dependent gene signature which could help predict recurrence in prostate cancer patients.
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SCSD student wins Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science

Adriel John (AJ) Orena, doctoral student in the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, wins the Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science awarded by the Acoustical Society of America.

Congratulations AJ!
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Two Faculty of Medicine members honoured by the CAOT

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists presented Dr. Annette Majnemer, Vice-Dean, Education at the Faculty of Medicine with the prestigious 2017 Fellowship Award and Dr. Laurence Roy, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy with the 2017 Golden Quill Award.

Congratulations Dr. Majnemer and Dr. Roy!
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Joannie Rochette: From the ice to medical school

La Presse+ shares Joannie Rochette’s journey from medal-winning figure skater at the Vancouver Olympics to McGill medical student in this recent profile.
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