Dr. Madhukar Pai Appointed Director of Global Health Programs, McGill University

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Madhukar Pai as Director, Global Health Programs, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective September 1, 2014. Dr. Pai succeeds Dr. Dan Deckelbaum, who has held the position as Interim Director since March 2013.
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Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal Appointed Director of the McGill University Arnold and Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal as Director, Arnold and Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective July 17, 2014. Dr. Aggarwal succeeds Dr. Ronald D. Gottesman, who has graciously held the position in interim fashion since March 2013.
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Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics seminars for the month of September

All the seminars are held on Mondays in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Room 1345.
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Personalized Medicine Conference – September 9

Women-in-Bio, Greater Montreal Chapter is pleased to be supporting the upcoming conference “Personalized Medicine: Aligning the Business of Healthcare” where more than 20 healthcare specialists, from Québec and the United Kingdom, will come together to discuss Personalized Medicine.
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The Council on Palliative Care public lecture – September 9

The Council on Palliative Care presents a free public lecture in memory of R. David Bourke at the 20th International Congress on Palliative Care. The lecture will take place at the Palais des Congrès at 7:00 p.m.
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Oncology for Practicing Physicians online course

The Continuing Health Professional Education Office of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, together with McGill oncologists, has designed and developed a comprehensive, online, accredited course entitled Oncology for Practicing Physicians.
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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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Black carbon linked to risk of cardiovascular disease

Black carbon pollutants from wood smoke are known to trap heat near the earth’s surface and warm the climate. A new study led by McGill Professor Jill Baumgartner suggests that black carbon may also increase women’s risk of cardiovascular disease.
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Jewish General Hospital welcomes Allen F. Rubin as new President

After more than a decade of involvement in fundraising and providing leadership expertise to the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), Allen Rubin has been appointed the 26th President of the Board of Directors.
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What you need to know about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa a global emergency. As a result, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that Canadians avoid all non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. With the fall semester beginning soon, McGill University is following the PHAC’s recommendation that students, faculty and staff avoid all nonessential university travel to the four affected countries. Those who are considering travel to this region should consult at the pre-travel clinic at the J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases in the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC.
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AFMC Meets with Health Minister Rona Ambrose, Discusses Health Research and Medical Education

Yesterday representatives of the Association of Faculties of Medicine (AFMC) held a successful meeting with Health Minister Rona Ambrose where they discussed health research, physician resource planning and AFMC’s central role in the selection and education of physicians throughout their careers.
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Dr. Alan Evans awarded major brain disorders prize

Dr. Alan Evans, a pioneering scientist who has helped map the human brain, has been awarded the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize by the University of British Columbia. Dr. Evans is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at McGill University.

Congratulations Dr. Evans!
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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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McGill App and AskMcGill

Message from Ollivier Dyens, Deputy Provost
(Student Life and Learning)

As summer draws to a close, I’m very excited to announce two new resources that were recently developed to help students – particularly new students – better navigate the University: the McGill App and AskMcGill. These tools have also been developed to make your life easier. Hopefully, now that students can easily access answers to their basic questions, they will reach out to you for more critical advice.
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