Join the Second Annual McGill 2014 CME Cruise Conference

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This accredited program developed by McGill University, offers high quality educational courses tailored to your needs.
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Save the Date: RUIS McGill Symposium – May 12 and 13, 2014

The RUIS McGill Symposium “RUIS McGill in the region – Ties that empower us!” will be held in Rouyn-Noranda, Abitibi Témiscamingue.
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MNI’s Killam Seminar Series for the month of April

The Montreal Neurological Institute is one of five Killam Institutes supported by the Killam Trusts. The MNI’s Killam Seminar Series is a weekly series that hosts internationally recognized scientists at the MNI.
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Department of Physiology Seminars for the month of April

All the seminars will take place in Room 1034 in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building.
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Boost your Health: “Mindless Eating”, with Mina Mirtaheri, Dietician – April 25

The Boost Your Health series returns with a new lineup of activities and events focusing on healthy living through disease prevention, eating right, exercise and stress reduction. From March through May, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone! Brought to you by the team of the McGill Health & Wellbeing Program for Faculty and Staff.
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Call for applications – Jonathan Campbell Meakins & Family Memorial Fellowship – Deadline: May 16

This Fellowship has been created to “further and/or reward excellence in medical education by either an advanced postgraduate trainee or a faculty member in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.”
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Dr. Carmen G. Loiselle appointed Co-Director for Strategic Orientation/Academic of the Segal Cancer Centre

Carmen G. Loiselle, PhD, has been appointed as Co-Director for Strategic Orientation/Academic of the Segal Cancer Centre, where she will provide strategic leadership in patient experience innovation, research and in the recruitment and mentoring of the Segal’s new clinical and research staff.
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Researchers garner grants from Canadian Cancer Society

Researchers from McGill, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and The Neuro (MNI) have received Innovation Grants from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) for their respective research projects. Their projects are among the 46 selected across Canada and awarded by the CCS for nearly $9 million.
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Antibiotics improve growth in children in developing countries

Antibiotics improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries, according to researchers at McGill University who have just conducted a research literature review on the subject. Their results, published in the British Medical Journal, suggest that the youngest children from the most vulnerable populations benefit most and show significant improvements toward expected growth for their age and sex, particularly for weight.
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HEELS TO HEAL: McGill medical and dental students strut the runway to raise awareness about eating disorders

In an effort to raise awareness and funds in support of persons with eating disorders, close to 100 McGill medical and dentistry student volunteers participated in the organization of a fashion show held this March. To the delight of some 350 people in attendance, students paraded the runway wearing the latest fashions from seven local designers. More than $3,500 was raised during the evening, all to be donated to Anorexia and Bulimia Quebec (ANEB) to help in the battle against this condition.
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Researchers find that influenza has an Achilles’ Heel

A study by McGill University professor Maziar Divangahi published by Cell Press in the journal Immunity reveals that a drug that inhibits a molecule called prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) increases survival rates in mice infected with a lethal dose of the H1N1 flu virus. The findings pave the way for an urgently needed therapy that is highly effective against the flu virus and potentially other viral infections.
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Winners of the Maude Abbott, Haile T. Debas and Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prizes announced!

We are pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the three major Faculty of Medicine prizes.
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Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier is the 2014 winner of the Solidaires Citizen Involvement award

The Solidaires Citizen Involvement award is presented to a person who has distinguished himself or herself through volunteer involvement and leadership in an agency or in a neighbourhood round table supported by Centraide of Greater Montreal.

Congratulations Dr. Tellier!
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IFMSA-Québec receives the Hommage Bénévolat Québec prize

IFMSA-Québec, an organization that represents all medical students in the province, was presented with the Hommage Bénévolat Québec prize by the Secrétariat à l’action communautaire autonome et aux initiatives sociales du Ministère de l’Emploi et des Affaires Sociales du gouvernement du Québec in the National Assembly on April 9. President Claudel P. Desrosiers and Camille Marcoux, national coordinator for the committee on sexual health, were on hand to proudly receive the award on behalf of IFMSA- Québec.
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“Open, connected and purposeful”

In her major address to the community, Principal Suzanne Fortier outlined five priority areas for the coming years — and specific actions for realizing “a vision for McGill that comes from this community and belongs to this community.”
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