The Faculty Town Hall presentation is now available online

If you missed the November 12 Faculty Town Hall, the presentation is now available online.
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Message regarding students, trainees, fellows in hospital, in the context of Ebola

In the context of the Ebola virus disease, the McGill Faculty of Medicine has been closely monitoring developments related to the care of Ebola patients. To date, there have been no confirmed Ebola cases in the province or Canada. The risk in Quebec is still considered to be low.
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Jewish General Hospital Medical Grand Rounds for December

All the Jewish General Hospital Department of Medicine Medical Grand Rounds are held in the hospital’s Block Amphitheatre on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
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Montreal Children’s Hospital Inter-professional Education Round – December 4

The MCH inter-professional education rounds are designed to bring health professionals from across all departments and specialties together, and provide them with tools to incorporate best educational practices into their clinical teaching.
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APPLY NOW! Student Program at the Institute for Health and Social Policy

Training and mentoring future researchers in policy-making and fieldwork is one of the key mandates of the Institute for Health and Social Policy. The Institute is now accepting applications for the McBurney Latin America Program. Funding is available for both graduate and undergraduate students.
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Oncology for Practicing Physicians online course

The Continuing Health Professional Education Office of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, together with McGill oncologists, has designed and developed a comprehensive, online, accredited course entitled Oncology for Practicing Physicians.
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Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter – November 2014

We are pleased to announce that the Lady Davis Institute Research Newsletter for November 2014 is now available online!
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The Gerald Bronfman Centre for Clinical Research in Oncology annual scientific lecture and award ceremony

On Monday, November 24, 2014, The Gerald Bronfman Centre for Clinical Research in Oncology, celebrating 23 years of excellence, held its 4th annual scientific lecture and award ceremony, billed as “A Symposium Celebrating Advances in Cancer Treatment.”
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Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment

People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh and McGill University. Fragile X Syndrome is the most common genetic cause of autism spectrum disorders. It affects around 1 in 4,000 boys and 1 in 6,000 girls. Currently, there is no cure.
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How do we make moral judgements?

In a target article published in the current issue of the American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB) Neuroscience, IRCM neuroethics experts open the black box of moral intuitions by suggesting a new approach to explain the way we make moral judgements. The proposed “ADC framework” could offer insight into the types of simple and fast intuitive processes involved in the potentially infinite number and variety of moral assessments.
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High incidence of bowel disease seen in people with lung conditions

People with airway diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have a higher incidence of inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to the findings of a new study.
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October winner of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award

Juan Pablo Lopez, PhD student in human genetics at McGill University, is the award winner of the Fonds Santé, one of the three Fonds awards of the Fonds de recherche du Québec.

Congratulations Juan Pablo!
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McGill’s Lasko, Meaney among Prix du Québec winners

Two renowned McGill University researchers are among the 14 winners of the 2014 Prix du Québec. Professor Michael Meaney, acclaimed for his achievements in the biology of child development, will be awarded the Wilder-Penfield prize. Professor Paul Lasko, a celebrated developmental biologist, will receive the Armand-Frappier award. The Prix du Québec is considered the most prestigious award attributed by the Government of Québec in cultural and scientific fields.
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Two McGill athletes among CIS Top 8 Academic All-Canadians, including pharmacology student

Two student-athletes from McGill are among the CIS Top Eight Academic All-Canadians for the 2013-14 season announced Tuesday by Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Representing the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec conference are McGill standouts Mariam Sylla, a basketball player and pharmacology student, as well as Cédric McNicoll, a hockey player and accounting major.
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Hiring freeze will help McGill keep salary-increase promises – Masi

Imposing a hiring freeze for administrative staff at the University will help McGill to keep its promises and meet its obligations with regard to salary increases, while still respecting the provincial government’s demand that universities trim their administrative salary mass, Provost Anthony C. Masi told Open House forums on McGill’s financial situation held Monday.
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