Appointment of Dr. Kevin Lachapelle as Interim Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

Dr. Kevin Lachapelle has been appointed Interim Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective July 1, 2017.
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Faculty Council and Town Hall Meeting

On June 7, the Faculty of Medicine held its most recent Faculty Council and Town Hall Meeting which featured three research related presentations, a state of the faculty address and an overview of the Faculty’s new strategic planning exercise.
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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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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 in the Community

Visit the new McGill in the Community website to discover just how many public events and attractions that the University has to offer.
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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – July 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for July 2017 is now available online!
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Rachel Harding on demolishing barriers to medical breakthrough

Rachel Harding is a postdoctoral fellow at the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) and an Oxford University alumna. Her area of focus is Huntington’s disease, a condition that leads to brain cell death, disability and dementia. Rather than keep her data private, Harding is releasing it online in real time.
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New heart failure implant ends “clash of technologies”

A patient from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) with heart failure has successfully received a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D) that will allow him to safely undergo full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. The surgery was performed by Dr. Vidal Essebag, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the MUHC.
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Remembering Expo 67: Cancer pioneer Dr. Phil Gold on representing McGill

In 1965, a young immunology researcher named Phil Gold, along with his PhD supervisor Samuel Freedman, achieved what was widely dismissed as a pipe dream at the time: they discovered the world’s first cancer biomarker. What many may not know is that, fresh from his CEA victory, Dr. Gold was asked to represent McGill at Expo 67.
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Brains are more plastic than we thought

Research at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University has shown just how adaptive the brain can be, knowledge that could one day be applied to recovery from conditions such as stroke. Researchers Dave Liu and Christopher Pack have demonstrated that practice can change the way that the brain uses sensory information.
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Detecting long-term concussion in athletes

Thanks to a research team from Université de Montreal, The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), and the Ludmer Center for NeuroInformatics, lawyers representing both sides in concussion lawsuits against sports leagues may eventually have a new tool at their disposal: a diagnostic signature that uses artificial intelligence to detect brain trauma years after it has occurred.
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McGill’s Bernard Robaire awarded 2017 Gabriel L. Plaa Award of Distinction

Dr. Bernard Robaire, James McGill Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, has been selected to receive the 2017 Gabriel L. Plaa Award of Distinction by the Canadian Society of Toxicology (STC).

Congratulations Dr. Robaire!
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Dr. Larry Lands receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Respirology

Dr. Larry Lands, Professor of Pediatrics at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, Director of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine and the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Clinic at the Montreal Children’s Hospital-McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and a senior scientist at the Research Institute of the MUHC, is the 2017 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Respirology from the Canadian Thoracic Society.

Congratulations Dr. Lands!
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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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