Message from VP-Dean Eidelman – Update on undergraduate medical education accreditation – April 2017

In February 2017, McGill’s MDCM program underwent a “limited site survey,” as required by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). During this scheduled visit, CACMS representatives met with students, residents, faculty members, staff and leadership to evaluate our program relative to the last full CACMS survey in 2015. We have received the survey team’s report, which we are pleased to share with you.
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Dr. Shari Baum re-appointed Associate Dean (Research)

We are pleased to announce the re-appointment of Dr. Shari Baum as Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, a position she has held since 2014. At a time when innovation is key to fulfilling the enormous demands facing medicine today, as competition for researchers and resources increases markedly, and ethical issues often present thorny choices, Dr. Baum has shown discernment and clarity, and has established the conditions for high standards of productivity, creative thinking, and service in research at the Faculty of Medicine.
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Call for proposals! Rossy Cancer Network Research Grants

The Rossy Cancer Network (RCN) wants to support your research initiatives in improving cancer care quality with grants of up to $100,000.
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Reflections and looking ahead

Message from Principal Fortier & Provost Manfredi

The last days of the winter term and first signs of spring provide an opportune moment to think about renewal. It is in this spirit of renewal that we share some reflections on the academic year that is winding down, and significant plans for the year ahead.
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Call for applications! Jonathan Campbell Meakins & Family Memorial Fellowship

We are pleased to announce a Faculty-wide call for applications for the Jonathan Campbell Meakins & Family Memorial Fellowship. Applications are due by May 31, 2017, for funds to be awarded in September 2017.
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MIMM Bites Newsletter – April 2017

We are pleased to announce that the April 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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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – March 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for March 2017 is now available online!
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A first in Quebec medical history at the Jewish General Hospital: Two different surgical teams repair the same heart in one extended session

The Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology teams at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) have joined forces to perform Quebec’s first robot-assisted coronary bypass, immediately followed by angiography (imaging of the blood vessels) to implant two stents (small tubes to keep arteries unblocked) during a single surgical session. This achievement was made possible through collaborative efforts in the Integrated Cardiovascular Science Program at the JGH.
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AIDS pioneer Mark Wainberg dies in Florida

McGill, the Jewish General Hospital and the global AIDS community lost one of their leading advocates and researchers on Tuesday, when Dr. Mark A. Wainberg drowned while on vacation in Florida. Wainberg’s research and collaborations on AIDS and HIV, including the initial identification of the 3TC anti-viral drug, have saved millions of lives around the world.
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Getting Parkin going again

Although the exact cause of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is unknown, scientific research suggests that mutations in genes such as Parkin and PINK1 have a significant role in the progression of PD. These genes are involved in helping to maintain the health of cells, in part through their actions on mitochondria, the part of the cell whose function is to produce energy and to regulate metabolism.
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Solving medical “cold cases” through genetics

Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for one patient’s serious health problems, finally solving a medical mystery that has endured for over 30 years. Thanks to this discovery, the researcher developed a therapy that could also help a lot of people who have problems related to the immune system, whether they are genetic or due to a transplant or an illness.
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Three McGill recipients of 2017 CAME Certificate of Merit Awards

Three McGill Faculty of Medicine members, Dr. Sarkis Meterissian, Dr. Laurie Plotnick and Pr. David Ragsdale, were recently announced as 2017 Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merits awards, which promotes, recognizes and rewards faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools. Congratulations to all three winners!
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McGill Faculty of Medicine member receives CAME Wooster Family Grant in Medical Education

Dr. Robert Sternszus, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine was recently selected as the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Association for Medical Education’s (CAME) Wooster Family Grant in Medical Education. Congratulations Dr. Sternszus!
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Surviving residency

It takes four years of hard work, long nights of studying, and countless hours of living and breathing medicine before a medical student can call themselves a doctor. However, the journey to earning a complete medical license is just the beginning; it’s then time for a “residency.” Follow a day in the life of a passionate young doctor.
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