Dr. Khalil Sultanem Appointed Head and Neck Disease Site Lead for the Rossy Cancer Network

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Khalil Sutanem as the new Head and Neck Disease Site Lead for the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN), effective immediately.
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Appointment of Dr. Anne McKinney as Brain@McGill interim Chair

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anne McKinney as the interim Chair of Brain@McGill. Dr. McKinney has been serving as Vice-Chair since 2011.
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Dr. Thierry Alcindor appointed Gastro-Intestinal Disease Site Lead for the Rossy Cancer Network

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of
Dr. Thierry Alcindor as the new Gastro-Intestinal Disease Site Lead for the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN) effective immediately.

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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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The McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Program.

Starting in July 2015, under the aegis of the McGill Global Health Programs, several short courses on infectious diseases will be combined into a coherent, integrated “McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health.”
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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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Dr. Maxine Dumas Pilon named President of the Québec College of Family Physicians

Dr. Maxine Dumas Pilon is the new President of the Québec College of Family Physicians (QCFP) and is the first president from McGill since Richard Handfield–Jones (1989 -1990).
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Making a difference for Montreal’s homeless

“We wanted to do something on foot care because foot injuries, infections and ailments seem to be the number one reason for ER visits among the homeless population,” says Saman Ahmad, the founder of Health and Hygiene for the Homeless, of the student club’s recent initiative to collect socks to donate to local homeless shelters.
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A face-to-face with our research leaders: Interview with Dr. Madhukar Pai

Interview with Dr. Madhukar Pai,Director of the McGill Global Health Programs,Program co-leader, Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Associate Director, McGill International TB Centre and Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University
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Your Budget Ideas Wanted

A message from Professor Anthony C. Masi, Provost

Quebec’s universities are facing a difficult time following a series of government budget cuts, and the provincial government has informed us that 2015-16 will be even more challenging than previous years.
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An important study for Parkinson’s disease

Researchers in Montréal led by Jacques Drouin, D.Sc., associate member of the Department of Medicine (Division of Experimental Medicine), adjunct professor of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and adjunct member of the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University, uncovered a mechanism regulating dopamine levels in the brain by working on a mouse model of late onset Parkinson’s disease.
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Dr. Qutayba Hamid awarded the 2014 CSCI Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. Hamid has been awarded the Distinguished Scientist award from the Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation in recognition of his outstanding contribution to research on asthma, COPD and inflammation.

Congratulations Dr. Hamid!
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Florencia Lulita receives the McGill MedStar Award

Florencia Lulita, a PhD student in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, has received a McGill MedStar Award in recognition of the excellent research in her publication entitled “Nerve growth factor metabolic dysfunction in Down’s syndrome brains”.

Congratulations Florencia!
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Dr. Jacques Drouin receives Honorary Degree

November 18, 2014 – Dr Jacques Drouin (right), Director of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at the Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) and a McGill Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Anatomy and Cell Biology as well as with the Division of Experimental Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine received a Honoris Causa Degree from Aix-Marseille Université at its Annual Thesis Ceremony at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille.

Congratulations Dr. Drouin!
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Happy holidays!

Message from Principal Suzanne Fortier

The year draws to a close and we are again bracing for our windows to become, in the wonderful phrase of the poet Émile Nelligan, “un jardin de givre.” As you busy yourselves with exams and work and the flurry of activity that marks this time of year, I would like to take this moment to say thank you.
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