REGISTER NOW! Andrew F. Holmes Dean of Medicine Distinction Lecture – May 7

This lecture will take place in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building. Speaker: Dr. Howard Cedar, Professor, Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel.
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World Voice Day Seminar – April 17

World Voice Day is a global celebration to raise the public awareness that voice matters. This is the FIRST WVD celebration in Montreal and Quebec to join the world for this big occasion.
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Special Celebration Commemorating Builders and Benefactors – April 18

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine will be holding a special celebration commemorating several of its builders and benefactors.
Dr. William Feindel, (1918-2014), Honorary Osler Librarian, will be honoured with the unveiling of a very significant acquisition by the library: a very rare collection of five life-sized anatomical illustrations painted on silk.

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More cuts coming, but it could have been worse

Thanks to a prudent approach, McGill is well-positioned to face a challenging year, Masi tells Senate.
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Exhibition: The No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) in the First World War – Feb. 26-June 15

This exhibition celebrates the contribution of McGIll University to healing the broken bodies that were the casualties of the First World War and is on view in McLennan Library Building, main floor lobby.
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Medicine students show donors love at Scholarship Reception

“I cannot express my gratitude,” said Pamela Trejo Param, expressing a sentiment much in evidence at the Faculty of Medicine’s 5th Annual Scholarship Reception, celebrating student achievement and donor support, held at Holmes Hall on Thursday, April 2. The Chilean endocrinologist is able to study bone metabolism in bone metastases in patients with breast cancer at McGill thanks to a Richard and Edith Strauss Fellowship. “It was a great opportunity. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be doing research here. Without this support, it would be impossible for people like me. It’s priceless.”
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Breast cancer: $4.5 million for nine homegrown researchers

The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation announced this week a $4.5 million investment for nine homegrown researchers, including six researchers affiliated with McGill, the MUHC and the Jewish General Hospital. Over 20 years, the Foundation has invested more than $25 million in research, in the hopes of reaching its vision of a future without breast cancer.
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Ovarian cancer: Genetic testing should be accessible to all women with the disease

The genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 play a significant role in hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Recent media attention has focused on American actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes surgically removed after genetic testing for such cancers. A study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in collaboration with the Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM) and the Jewish General Hospital; suggests that all women with ovarian cancer should be tested for these genes, regardless of their family history. The findings, published in the Journal of Ovarian Research, have clinical implications both for the treatment of this disease and for the screening of individuals at-risk.
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Tango could benefit Parkinson’s disease patients

Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to findings in a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. The study looked at changes in patients’ motor abilities following a 12-week tango course, and is also the first study to assess the effect that tango has on non-motor symptoms.
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McGill Faculty of Medicine’s David Lessard wins Health Research Foundation Award

David Lessard, PhD in social anthropology, was awarded an Interdisciplinary Health Research Awards by the Health Research Foundation to work on his postdoctoral thesis, which consists of initiating and analysing a patient engagement intervention in the I-Score Study. Congratulations David!
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Three Faculty of Medicine students receive prestigious Scarlet Key Award

On March 25, 2015 three students in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine were inducted into the Scarlet Key during the pinning ceremony. The three students are Rachel Simmons, Shaun Lampen and Nebras Warsi. Congratulations to our three recipients!
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The importance of caring for your voice

Students from McGill’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD) organized a series of free voice screenings and workshops on April 1 and 2 that were held in McGill’s Education and Music buildings respectively as part of the lead up to World Voice Day. Cassandra Groot, Larissa Der, Susan Janzen and John Yotakis, four SCSD students, formed the World Voice Day organizing committee, working under the tutelage of SCSD Professor Nicole Li and with the generous support of Dr. Isabelle Cossette from McGill’s Schulich School of Music who made her lab and office space available for the screenings.
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