SAVE THE DATE – Next Faculty Council Meeting is Tuesday, December 5

The next Faculty Council meeting takes place Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building (Meakins Amphitheatre), 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler at 4:30 p.m.
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Nicole-Ann Shery appointed to the position of Wellness Consultant (Academic Associate) for FoM schools

Nicole-Ann Shery has been appointed to the position of Wellness Consultant (Academic Associate) for the Ingram School of Nursing, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, and the School of Communication & Disorders, in The WELL Office, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective October 16, 2017.
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August – November 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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Support Line

A message from the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning):
Following Principal Fortier’s message on 31 October, reasserting the University’s commitment to ensuring that all members of our community feel safe and welcome, a Support Line has been set up for members of our community who seek support following experiences of exclusion or discrimination on our campuses.
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Message from the Principal re steps being taken to address allegations of anti-Semitism

I would like to update you on the progress made with respect to the actions I outlined last week to address disturbing allegations of anti-Semitism surrounding votes taken at the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) General Assembly on October 23. I have appointed retired Professor of Education and former Ombudsperson for Students, Dr. Spencer Boudreau, to conduct an investigation into the events of October. 23. I believe it advisable to appoint someone to lead this investigation who is familiar with the McGill context. As a former Ombudsperson, Dr. Boudreau is also accustomed to working in a role that requires impartiality and independence.
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The Fall edition of the ASPIRE Newsletter is now available online

This edition of the ASPIRE Newsletter expanded its mandate to draw particular attention to the Infection Prevention and Control Department’s new on-line accredited training initiative. With ever-growing and difficult to treat dangerous antibiotic resistant and infectious pathogens emerging, it is critical that everyone in all direct patient-contact healthcare roles and institutions be adequately informed and skilled to play a proactive role in combatting contagion.
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“Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives” Launches New Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) is an $84M seven-year cross-sectoral initiative supported at McGill University by the Canadian Government’s Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), with an additional $18M from the government of Quebec.
HBHL management, in conjunction with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, is proud to announce the launch of a new Postdoctoral Fellowships competition. This program aims to attract, train and retain top post-doctoral researchers from across disciplines and around the world to participate in interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research training opportunities related to brain and mental health research, knowledge translation/mobilization and innovation.
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First annual symposium honours the legacy of Mark Wainberg

The first annual Symposium on Emerging and Complex Infectious Diseases, co-hosted by the Lady Davis Institute, Division of Infectious Diseases at the Jewish General Hospital, and McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, honoured Mark Wainberg, paying homage to his achievements as scientist, activist, and mentor to a new generation of researchers and clinicians who are preserving and advancing his legacy.
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National Child Day: McGill Nursing research helping to improve quality of life of children with brittle bone disease

At McGill’s Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN), child health is a major area of focus for many of our faculty members and researchers. Among them, Dr. Argerie Tsimicalis, Assistant Professor, whose main area of interest is improving the quality of life of children living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)—a genetic bone disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily, also known as “brittle bone disease”—and their families.
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Now you like it, now you don’t

Music theorists have long emphasized that although musical taste is relative, our enjoyment of music, be it classical or heavy metal, arises, among other aspects, from structural features of music, such as chord or rhythm patterns that generate anticipation and expectancy. Now, researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University have proven it is possible to increase or decrease our enjoyment of music, and our craving for more of it, by enhancement or disruption of certain brain circuits.
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Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms – and dads – at risk

Research has already shown that women who develop either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease years later. Now, a new study from a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University shows that the risk of developing those conditions post pregnancy is drastically higher if the women had both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy. The study, published today in the American Journal of Epidemiology, doesn’t end with the mother’s risks. The father’s risks also rise if the mother has one gestational condition and rises even higher if she has both.
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Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan receives the 2017 F. Estelle R. Simons Award for Research

Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan, Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Pediatrics and associate member, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine was recently awarded the 2017 F. Estelle R. Simons Award for Research by the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI). The award is presented to a CSACI member in recognition of his or her exemplary research in the field of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. To be considered for this award, the candidate’s research should be viewed as significant and of benefit to the Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology community. Congratulations Dr. Ben-Shoshan!
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Director of McGill Global Health Programs appointed Adjunct Professor at the Indian Council of Medical Research

Dr. Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill Global Health Programs (GHP) has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India’s equivalent of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. ICMR is the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research and is one of the oldest and largest medical research agencies in the world. Congratulations Dr. Pai!
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McGill medical students launch health-related incubator

The brainchild of a group of McGill medical students, the Community Health and Social Medicine Incubator (CHASM) recently launched with the goal of providing funding of up to $1000, mentorship and a curriculum for student-led initiatives that work to address the unique health needs of local marginalized populations. In an effort to encourage students to take action and transform their ideas into impactful projects, the CHASM will employ a program structure similar to more conventional corporate incubators, adapting it to community health and social medicine. To help with the projects, the students have recruited Faculty mentors from across McGill with expertise ranging from social medicine to organizational strategy, who will be paired with the projects that are selected based on fit.
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