Dr. Armand Aalamian Appointed Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education and Professional Affairs

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Armand Aalamian as Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education and Professional Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Aalamian succeeds Dr. Sarkis Meterissian, who has held the position since June 2007 with great distinction.
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McGill Medicine Presents: The Amazing Chase across Asia October 27 – November 7, 2014

If you would like to experience one of the most original travel experiences ever, while raising funds for McGill’s new undergraduate MDCM program, join The AMAZING CHASE across ASIA!
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The International Union of Crystallography Congress – August 5-12

From August 5 to 12, 2014, Montreal will host the International Union of Crystallography Congress (IUCr 2014). Three special lectures will be delivered at McGill and are of interest to biomedical scientists.
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Join the Second Annual McGill 2014 CME Cruise Conference: August 16-23

7-night Alaska CME Cruise.
This accredited program developed by McGill University, offers high quality educational courses tailored to your needs.
REGISTER NOW!

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Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff – Deadline: August 18

Now is the time to start thinking about submitting nominations to the Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff for 2013-2014. The Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff is a university-wide award program that recognizes the outstanding contributions of administrative and support staff to the McGill community.
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Happy birthday, Brenda Milner!

On Thursday, July 17th, some 200 people gathered in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre at the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital to celebrate the 96th birthday of the star researcher, Professor Brenda Milner.
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2013-2014 Douglas Mental Health University Institute Annual Report

The 2013-2014 Annual Report of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute is now online. Read about the highlights from the Institute that took place over the past year.
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McGill profs among ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds

Highly Cited Researchers 2014 represents some of the world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact. The lone professor from a Canadian institution cited in the Neuroscience and Behaviour category is Alan C. Evans, Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Medical Physics, and Biomedical Engineering.
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Prostate Cancer Canada awards $5 million in Movember funds

Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to announce the recipients of the $5 million 2014 Movember Team Grant. The grant, awarded by PCC and funded by Movember, rewards innovation and collaboration in a single research team from a variety of institutions across Canada. This year, the Movember Team Grant has been awarded to Dr. John Bartlett of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (Principal Investigator) and his team of 14 co-investigators from several provinces, including Jacques Lapointe and Axel Thomson from McGill University.
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Breaking barriers between Cree patients and non-aboriginal doctors

McGill medical student Harrison Saulnier recently went on CBC radio to explain how students hope to bring back more sensitive care to Native people when working in multicultural urban clinics back home through their participation in a program that allows medical students from McGill and Université de Montréal to live and work in Native communities across the province for four week periods.
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Drug researchers turn to crowdfunding as ‘lean times call for creative measures’

As part of a larger story on researchers using crowdfunding for medical research appearing in the National Post, Dmitri Khartidi, a doctoral student in biochemistry at McGill talks about how his group has turned to the internet and the popular phenomenon of crowdfunding in an effort to raise money for their cancer research that looks to develop a test that can pinpoint the exact nature of a tumour, allowing doctors to precisely tailor therapy to each malignancy.
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Canadian Charity Strengthens its Board with Renowned Medical Geneticist

The Canadian Gene Cure Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of a new board member, Dr. David Rosenblatt, MD, Dodd Q. Chu and Family Chair in Medical Genetics.
Dr. Rosenblatt is a Canadian medical geneticist, pediatrician and professor in the Departments of Human Genetics, Medicine, Pediatrics and Biology at McGill University where he was the Chairman of the Department of Human Genetics from 2001-2013.

Congratulations Dr. Rosenblatt!
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Dr. Gustavo Turecki is the 2014 Recipient of the Dr. Samarthji Lal Award

The Graham Boeckh Foundation is thrilled to announce that the fourth annual Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research has been awarded to Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair, Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University.

Congratulations Dr. Turecki !
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Congratulations to all appointed to the Order of Canada!

Eleven outstanding individuals associated with McGill, including Dr. Richard Cruess, Prof. Susan French and Prof. Philip Branton, were among 86 new appointments made Tuesday to the Order of Canada by Governor-General and former McGill Principal David Johnston.

Dr. Cruess was promoted to Companion, while Professors French and Branton were appointed Officers.
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Reflections on 2013-2014…and looking ahead

This time last year, I was preparing to move back to Montreal, back to McGill. Everywhere I went that summer, people had the same reaction: “Wow, McGill!” After 10 months in the job, I too would say: Wow, McGill!
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