In Memoriam: Dr. Israel Libman (1931 – 2017)

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Dr. Israel Libman, neurologist and former JGH Chief of the Department of Neurology, on Sunday February 19, 2017.
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Dr. Paola Fata appointed Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paola Fata to the position of Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Fata succeeds Dr. Richard Montoro, who has held the position since 2011.
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Highlights from the February 2, 2017, Board of Governors meeting

Message from the Principal

On February 2, 2017, McGill’s Board of Governors held its third meeting of the 2016-17 governance year. I would like to share with you the meeting’s important discussions, decisions and developments.
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A year of celebration

As you know, 2017 is a year of anniversaries: Montreal’s 375th, Canada’s 150th – and Expo 67’s 50th.
This is an occasion not only for our institution to celebrate the communities in which we live, but to highlight McGill’s contributions to those communities. We are developing a history of McGill’s connections and contributions to Montreal and Canada and will invite your suggestions.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – February 2017

We are pleased to announce that the February issue is now available online. It provides news and announcements of interest to the faculty and support staff members, as well as to students and alumni members. It also presents information on department updates, upcoming events and announcements.
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The 2015-2016 RI-MUHC Annual Report is now available online!

It is our pleasure to present the online version of the 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Class of Medicine 1974 Faculty Scholar for Teaching Excellence & Innovation in Medical Education

We are pleased to announce a Faculty-wide call for applications for the Class of Medicine 1974 Faculty Scholar for Teaching Excellence & Innovation in Medical Education. Applications are due by February 24, 2017, for funds to be awarded in July 2017.
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McGill University camp promotes health science professions to Indigenous youth

On May 19-21, the 11th Eagle Spirit Camp will be held at McGill University, with a revamped focus to promote careers in the health professions to Indigenous youth. The camp organizers are seeking student volunteers, to help out with the camp itself, and to help form a student organizing committee for long-term strategic planning.
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Higher standards needed for human clinical drug trials

A recent commentary written by McGill University’s Dr. Jonathan Kimmelman and colleagues and published online in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute, argues that some painful procedures used in clinical trials, such as serial biopsies of patients with advanced cancer seeking treatment are not well thought out, leading to unnecessary burden for patients in trials.
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Mouse Model Could Shed New Light on Immune System Response to Zika Virus

A new mouse model with a working immune system could be used in laboratory research to improve understanding of Zika virus infection and aid development of new treatments, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens.
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A prescription with legs

A study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) shows that physician-delivered step count prescriptions, combined with the use of a pedometer, can lead to a 20 per cent increase in daily steps, as well as measurable health benefits, such as lower blood sugar and lower insulin resistance, for patients with hypertension and/or type 2 diabetes.
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McGill medical student and the American Osler Society Award

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill, working in cooperation with the American Osler Society, recently helped initiate a pilot program entitled the William Osler Academy Awards. Maria Barrette, a second year medical student at McGill University, recently became the first recipient, for her paper titled Contrarian Contraception: Radical Feminism and The Birth Control Handbook in late 1960s Montréal. Congratulations Maria!
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Celebrating outstanding teachers of medicine

For the second year, 11 outstanding Faculty of Medicine educators were presented with Transition to Clinical Practice (TCP) Awards for Excellence in Teaching during an event held in Holmes Hall on January 19. Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean, Faculty of Medicine opened the proceedings and presented each laureate with their award, joined by Dr. Beth-Ann Cummings, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Mary Koziol, President of the medical student Class of 2018 and Dr. Laurie Plotnick, TCP Component Director, who read a sampling of the student comments for each laureate before asking them to accept their award. Congratulations to all!
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Meet Xin Mei Liu, Executive President of the McGill Medical Students’ Society

The second-year McGill medical student talks about her long held passion for helping vulnerable populations and reflects on her year so far at the helm of the MSS.
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