McGill University welcomes Martine Alfonso as Interim President and Executive Director of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

In the context of the MUHC’s recent announcement regarding Ms. Alfonso’s appointment and the MUHC’s strategic direction, McGill University is very supportive of any proposal that has as its primary goals to improve patient care and strengthen the academic mission in its affiliated health network. A closer, efficient collaboration among the MUHC, the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal and McGill University certainly has the potential to achieve these goals by improving coordination among the institutions involved. Any discussions in this regard of course necessitate a very well-planned, collaborative, consultative and systematic approach, in which McGill looks forward to playing an active role.
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Dr. Anita Gagnon appointed Associate Dean and Director of the Ingram School of Nursing

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Anita Gagnon as Associate Dean and Director of the Ingram School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective September 1, 2016. Dr. Gagnon has served as acting and then interim Director since September 2015 and January 2016, respectively. We take this opportunity to once again acknowledge and thank Dr. Hélène Ezer, who led the School with distinction for a decade, and to wish her the very best in her future pursuits.
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McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging Symposium – September 21

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Research Centre for Studies in Aging will host a one-day symposium featuring renowned international speakers in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease.
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McGill Faculty of Medicine Seminar Announcement: Prof. Barry Halliwell – October 3

McGill Faculty of Medicine and the Cuello and Cosa Labs are happy to host Prof. Halliwell’s visit. His lecture will take place at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre.
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Dr. Bruce Mazer named Interim Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer

Following Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos’ resignation, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bruce Mazer as Interim Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), effective October 1, 2016. Dr. Mazer has served as Deputy Executive Director/Deputy CSO of the RI-MUHC and Head of Child Health Research at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC (MCH-MUHC) since April 2015. He will serve in this function until the appointment of a new Executive Director/CSO is finalized.
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Rossy Cancer Network launches new cancer clinical trials website for McGill-affiliated hospitals

To inform physicians and patients about active cancer trials underway across the McGill-affiliated hospitals, the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN) has created a new web page which centralizes information about new, exciting, experimental treatments. Through this central repository, the RCN seeks to foster joint partnerships among hospitals and give patients the opportunity to access the most advanced therapies.
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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – September 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for September 2016 is now available online!
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$6.1 million for MNI-led multiple sclerosis study

A project led by an MNI researcher has been awarded $6.1 million by the International Progressive MS Alliance to study progressive multiple sclerosis. Dr. Douglas Arnold is leading a team of 16 investigators from The Netherlands, Switzerland, U.K., and the U.S. The project is pioneering development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) markers that signal disease progression; crucial to the development of next generation disease measurement tools. More than 2.3 million people worldwide live with MS and more than one million of those living with the disease have progressive MS.
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Medical education goes 21st century

No matter where they are, the next generation of physicians will now be able to learn from the best medical professors in the world for free. Launched this week, medskl.com will make medical education more accessible and more effective.
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Academic Medicine “Last Page” articles

Each issue of the prestigious journal, Academic Medicine, concludes with a highly coveted ‘Last Page’ article. This year, two researchers from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT), Dr. Aliki Thomas and Dr. André Bussières have had not one, but two articles accepted for this honour.
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New mechanism for spread of breast cancer identified

In a new study published recently in the Journal of Cell Biology, researchers from McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre in the Faculty of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology identified a new mechanism for the metastatic spread of breast cancer involving the enzyme SHIP2. The discovery is of particular importance given that SHIP2 is a drug target for which new molecular inhibitors are already in development.
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Four Faculty of Medicine members among the 2016 Canadian Academy of Health Sciences New Fellows

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) recently recognized four McGill representatives as leaders in the health sciences through their election as CAHS Fellows, one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community.

Congratulations Drs. Behr, Kahn, Macaulay and Turecki!
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Faculty of Medicine member honoured by Peruvian Radiology Society and Interamerican College of Radiology

Dr. Raquel del Carpio-O’Donovan, Professor of Radiology, Director of CME-Visiting Professor Program and Program Director for the Neuroradiology Residency Program at McGill University was recently awarded the Gold Medal by the Peruvian Radiology Society and the Interamerican College of Radiology (CIR) for her contribution to the education in Radiology in Peru and Latin America. The award was presented during the CIR meeting in Lima, Peru on September 9th. Congratulations Dr. del Carpio-O’Donovan!
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A heartfelt summer internship at Harvard

Thanks to a scholarship from the Graham Foundation of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, second-year McGill medical student Laurianne Rita Garabed had the opportunity to spend her summer working in the lab of famed pediatric cardiac surgeon Dr. Pedro del Nido at Boston Children’s Hospital.
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