Warmest wishes to Andrew Mackay

After two and a half years amongst us as Director of Human Resources at the Faculty of Medicine, Andrew Mackay has chosen to undertake a new challenge outside of McGill.
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Faculty of Medicine Centraide 2014 Campaign

This year’s Centraide campaign began October 1st and runs until December 1st. During this time we will be asking you, our Faculty of Medicine colleagues to participate in several fundraising activities for this worthy cause.
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Dr. Wilson Miller appointed Clinical Lead of the Rossy Cancer Network

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Wilson H. Miller, Jr. as the new Clinical Lead for the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN) effective September 1, 2014.
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Save the Date! Faculty Town Hall Meeting – November 12

The Town Hall meeting will take place in the Charles Martin Amphitheatre at the McIntyre Building at 4:30 p.m.
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REGISTER NOW! McGill Mini-Med lecture series – October 21 to November 25

The Faculty of Medicine of McGill University is offering a 6-week lecture series for the public, presented by Professors in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health.
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REGISTER NOW: 2nd International Conference on Clinical Reasoning – October 28-31

This conference is open to all healthcare professionals and researchers who have an interest in clinical reasoning and will take place at the Westin Hotel in Montreal.
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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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Congratulations graduates and award winners!

Fall convocation for Health Sciences students at McGill University was held in the afternoon of October 29th at Place des Arts, in downtown Montreal. Included among the graduating class were 110 graduates from the Ingram School of Nursing, 25 from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 4 from the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy and 1 from the School of Medicine.
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McGill tops Maclean’s university ranking

For the tenth year in a row, Maclean’s has ranked McGill University as the top university in Canada among institutions offering medical-doctoral programs.
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Study sheds light on genetic architecture of kidney cancer

A new study on a large cohort of kidney cancer patients in Europe sheds light on the genetic architecture of the disease — and reveals an apparent link between exposure to aristolochic acid and incidence of kidney cancer, particularly in Romania.

The research, by an international team led by scientists from the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre in Montreal, underscores the importance of investigating possible sources of exposure to aristolochic acid.
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A key to aortic valve disease prevention: Lowering cholesterol early

An international research team led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and Lund University has provided new evidence that aortic valve disease may be preventable. Their findings show that so-called “bad” cholesterol or low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) is a cause of aortic valve disease – a serious heart condition that affects around five million people in North America and is the most common cause for valve replacement.
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Two awards for Dr. Francis Glorieux

Dr. Francis Glorieux has been named the recipient of the 2014 ASBMR William F. Neuman Award, which recognizes an ASBMR member for outstanding and major scientific contributions in the area of bone and mineral research and for contributions to associates and trainees in teaching, research and administration, as well as the OIF Humanitarian Award, given to individuals who have devoted their own lives to improving the lives of people living with osteogenesis imperfecta.

Congratulations Dr. Glorieux!
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Student-researcher Renaud Boulanger receives the 2014 ACFAS-Fondation Desjardins- Maîtrise Prize

The 2014 ACFAS-Fondation Desjardins- Maîtrise Prize has been awarded to Renaud Boulanger, a student-researcher completing his Master’s degree in bioethics with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. The prize highlights the excellence in the laureate’s academic career and encourages them to pursue a career in research.

Congratulations Renaud!
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Dr. Vasavan Nair’s Work Honoured

The Douglas Institute is proud to announce that the Canadian Psychiatric Association has acknowledged the exceptional contribution made to mental health by Dr. Vasavan Nair, MD, FRCPC, FRCP (U.K.), FRC Psych (U.K.), DPM, Medical Chief of the Program for Dementia with Psychiatric Co-morbidity. Applauded for his contribution to research in the field of memory and aging, Dr. Nair is one of several psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, and individuals who were recognized at the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s annual congress.
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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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