In memoriam: Theodore L. Sourkes (1919 – 2015)

It is with much sadness that the McGill Faculty of Medicine communicates the loss of an outstanding colleague and one of McGill’s best, Professor Emeritus Theodore L. Sourkes, who passed away January 17, 2015 at age 96. Dr. Sourkes was an accomplished scholar, an expert scientist and a ground-breaking researcher, with countless contributions, who leaves behind an important legacy.
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In memoriam: Dr. Lloyd D. MacLean (1924-2015)

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Dr. Lloyd Douglas MacLean passed away peacefully on the morning of January 14, 2015 at the age of 90.
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GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! McGill Students Fight Ebola – February 18

Fighting Ebola – Prevention, Progress and Perspectives

Join us on February 18 where we have three world-renowned experts speak about the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa.
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Update on McGill’s financial situation


Message from Professor Anthony C. Masi, Provost

First, let me thank everyone who has helped limit spending over the last two and half months as we address the $20 million shortfall in government support this year… We have so far received more than 150 suggestions for generating new revenues and/or reducing our operating expenses. I read all of the submissions received to date and am impressed with the careful thought and creativity that has gone into them.
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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – January 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for January 2015 is now available online!
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Speak up for Mental Health

In order to promote mental health awareness, medical and dental students from McGill University launched a photo campaign and shared their thoughts and feelings regarding this crucial issue within their community.
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Apply Now! Rossy Cancer Network Research Grants

The Rossy Cancer Network Research Grants support research initiatives in improving cancer care quality and are open to all health professionals who provide care to cancer patients in the McGill-affiliated hospitals.
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Blame it on your brain: salt and hypertension

An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising.
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Daily quiet time to improve new mothers’ health

A quiet time scheduled every afternoon could improve the health of newborns and mothers in maternity wards according to researchers at McGill University.
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Is it possible to reset our biological clocks?

Imagine being able to easily get over all of the discomfort and problems of jet lag or night-shift work. Science is not quite there, but recent work by Marc Cuesta, Nicolas Cermakian and Diane B. Boivin from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University has opened new therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body’s different biological clocks.
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Dr. Roland Grad awarded the AFMC’s John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education

The John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education is given to an individual or group who has developed innovative print materials, electronic learning aids or other teaching aids.

Congratulations Dr. Grad!
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First-year McGill medical student publishes novel


First-year medical student Jean-Baptiste has just published his first novel, Les petits princes through Les Éditions Belle Feuille. Through his words, Jean-Baptiste Roberge invites us to rediscover the child which is in each of us in order to be able, as little princes, to be amazed and filled with wonder by life.
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