In Memoriam: Dr. Anthony Dobell (1927-2015)

It is with great sadness that we inform the McGill community of the passing of Dr. Anthony Dobell on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at the age of 88. Dr. Dobell was beloved by his patients, their families, his colleagues and the wider community, as a caring gentleman with extraordinary skill. He has left a wonderful legacy at McGill and its pediatric and adult teaching hospitals where he worked his entire career. A memorial service will be arranged later in the summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Montreal Children’s Hospital — Cardiovascular Surgery Department.
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Dr. Mara Ludwig appointed Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Dr. Mara Ludwig to the position of Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective June 1, 2015.
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Dr. Namta Gupta re-appointed Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

It is with great pleasure that we announce the re-appointment of Dr. Namta Gupta as Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, effective June 1, 2015.

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SAVE THE DATE: Fundraising Gala for Brain Tumour Research – October 21

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital presents A BRILLIANT NIGHT, a gala fundraiser to support life-saving brain tumour research.

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Principal Fortier receives honorary doctorate from University of Glasgow

Award underlines Principal’s academic leadership and long-standing ties between the universities.
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The June edition of the ASPIRE Newsletter is now available online

This edition of the Department of Surgery ASPIRE Newsletter provides an overview of the combined McGill-Jewish General Hospital workshop held at the JGH in May titled: THe Impact of Technological Change on the Surgical Profession: Past, Present, Future.
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June issue of MedEd @ the Centre

This issue features highlights from the Centre for Medical Education members.
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Meaningful change takes time and effort, Medical student says

First-year medical student Mary Koziol writes about what the 2-year probation period of the undergraduate medical program means to her and her fellow students.
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Four McGill-related recipients among 14 innovative Canadian teams set out to make new discoveries in prostate cancer research grants awarded by Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada

Fourteen forward-thinking Canadian prostate cancer research teams have been rewarded for their innovation with Movember Discovery Grants, funded by the Movember Foundation through Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC). The winners were selected based on novel research projects that have the potential to make a significant difference in a number of areas across the spectrum of prostate cancer research. Each grant is worth up to $200,000.
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How insulin calms brain activity

Insulin has long been known as the hormone which controls the body’s sugar levels: humans who lack or are insensitive to insulin develop diabetes. Although insulin is also made and released in the brain, its effects there have remained unclear.
Now, researchers at McGill University have discovered a new role for this metabolic hormone.
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Canada’s largest study ever on aging reaches recruitment goal of 50,000 participants

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted on aging, has reached its goal of 50,000 participants. This national undertaking aims to find ways to improve the health of Canadians by better understanding the processes and dimensions of aging. Over the five past years, CLSA research teams from McMaster, Dalhousie, and McGill Universities and key players in Quebec including the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and the Research Centre on Aging and Health of the Université de Sherbrooke, have implemented the study, collected data, and have now completed recruitment. The announcement was made earlier this week in Hamilton by the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, and David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Ancaster–Dundas–Flamborough–Westdale. Minister Leitch and MP Sweet congratulated the research team on reaching their ambitious recruitment goal and thanked the participants from across the country for agreeing to take part in this important research project.
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Recent medicine graduate Dr. Emily A. Reynen wins the CMA’s Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action

A native of Cambridge, Ontario, Dr. Emily Reynen is the first medical trainee to receive the CMA’s Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action. “Being named a recipient of the Sir Charles Tupper award was a humbling experience,” says Dr. Reynen, who graduated from McGill’s medical school in May 2015. “Upon being informed that I was the recipient of this award, I was surprised and pleased that the CMA would recognize local level advocacy efforts.”
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Dr. Rebecca Fuhrer receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY)

In recognition of her vast achievements in the STEM fields, her lifelong commitment to population and public health, and her courageous breaking of barriers and providing a path for generations to follow, Dr. Rebecca Fuhrer, Director of the Master of Science in Public Health Program and immediate past chair of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill, was recently awarded with a Distinguished Alumni Award from Brooklyn College, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. Congratulations Dr. Fuhrer!
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Wachiya Chisasibi!

Leah Macquarrie and Alexandra Lauzon, speech-language pathology students from the Faculty of Medicine’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, recently made their way up north to the community of Chisasibi, where they will spend their summer providing support to the local community. The two students have started a blog, where those interested can follow their experience.
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